Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by shaun67, Mar 14, 2004.

  1. shaun67

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 14, 2004
    Just suppose that a PC has a faulty PSU. You have spare PSU's but they are not identicle to your faulty unit.
    What checks would you have to make before replacing the faulty unit with one of the spares and how would you justify the answer? :blink:
  2. Battousai

    Senior Member

    Nov 14, 2003
    Make sure the wattage of the new psu is at least equal to the wattage of the psu that you are going to replace. Secondary effects like ps variation aren't as important as the wattage.
  3. mozikluv

    AAC Fanatic!

    Jan 22, 2004
    :) hi,

    i agree with battousai about checking the wattage, but i can't reconcile the idea of you having a spare psu yet it's not identical in specs with your faulty one. maybe your extra psu is not for your present set up. just curious :(
  4. alcoapple

    New Member

    Nov 23, 2004
    anyone have anything extra to add about this issue btw as i am currently in an identical situation.
  5. beenthere

    Retired Moderator

    Apr 20, 2004

    You should have no problem with replacing the supply as long as the replacement has at least the same rating as the old. Using a supply with more capability can't hurt.

    Unless you have spares on hand, I find that a new case + supply generally costs less than a new PSU. That might be the most cost-effective solution.