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pattiz
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Can I swap a power supply from a Dimension 4550 to a Dimension 8300?

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After a severe storm, my Dimension 8300 has no power, no noise from the fan.  Can I try swapping out my power supply from my old Dimension 4550 to my 8300?  Any risk to do this?  I've read that the 4550 doesn't have a power switch.  How would this impact me?  If I must purchase a new power supply, any advice on types, watts, etc.?  Thanks very much for your assistance.

Patricia

 

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rdunnill
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Re: Can I swap a power supply from a Dimension 4550 to a Dimension 8300?

I replaced the power supply in a 4550 with a standard ATX unit having no rear on-off switch.

I have little doubt your 4550 power supply would work in your 8300.

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Re: Can I swap a power supply from a Dimension 4550 to a Dimension 8300?

Hi-

After a severe storm, my Dimension 8300 has no power, no noise from the fan.  Can I try swapping out my power supply from my old Dimension 4550 to my 8300?  Any risk to do this?  I've read that the 4550 doesn't have a power switch.  How would this impact me?  If I must purchase a new power supply, any advice on types, watts, etc.?  Thanks very much for your assistance.

Patricia

 

pattiz

Yes you can, both the 8300 and 4550 power supplies do not have the on/off switch.

Both the 8300 and 4550 have a 250w power supply, but if the Radeon ATI 9800 graphics card was installed in the 8300 at the factory, then it would be a 305w. 

Bev.

 

 


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