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Old 04-04-2012, 04:35 PM   #1
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Default Using old PSU for core 2 duo.

I have old PSU. Antec TruePower 430 watt.

This PSU doesn't have 24-pin atx and additional 4-pin atx power.
I am planning to use it on socket 775 mobo.

Can i just use this PSU by buying 20-to-24-pin power connector and 4-pin-molex-to-4-pin atx connector ?
Or should i buy new PSU instead ?

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Old 04-05-2012, 07:19 AM   #2
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Hi,

It should work using adapters, but given the age of the power supply, for your own safety we recommend you to buy a new PSU, you can buy a good yet inexpensive unit, such as the Corsair CX V2 430 W:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-Review/1284

Or the Antec VP 450:

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...ly-Review/1487

I hope I have helped.

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NO NO NO NO NO!! Get rid of that old fakepower before it blows your board up. Unless you have replaced the capacitors, it will probably be sending a few volts of ripple to your hardware.

I'd be using http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=224 for a replacment. It's quiet, affordable and won't get bad caps.

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Thanks for the reply guys.

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NO NO NO NO NO!! Get rid of that old fakepower before it blows your board up. Unless you have replaced the capacitors, it will probably be sending a few volts of ripple to your hardware.

I'd be using http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php...Story&reid=224 for a replacment. It's quiet, affordable and won't get bad caps.
Well, actually, the power supply holds quite well. It's already about 6 years now.

But, i think i am gonna use the PSU from my main rig. Which is Corsair VX450. Then buy a new one for my main rig. Thinking to buy Seasonic 620W S12II.
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Well, actually, the power supply holds quite well. It's already about 6 years now.
Have you opened the cover? They rarely last longer than 2 years.
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