Thanks again, guys. It's at least comforting to know that some care. Lol! My fiance jokes about my hobby with things like "OMG! Your what went out?!!" In a sarcastic tone of course. Or "Your a nerd when it comes to that!" Or "You're lucky you have other things going for you". But, hey! I think she likes me!
Doesn't look like anything got fried on the MoBo via a look/see check, LJ. Hopefully nothing did.
So far as 20 vs 24 pin connector is concerned > Yes, the proper way is a 24 pin, but as the Count and Indianatone stated, it would work, but not so sure under a load? That's my best guess.
I'm dead in the water so far as the spares I have anyway. One is a 200 watt, which is insufficient and the other is a 250 watt which is, but both do not have power connector for my HD.
Now it's the weekend and can't do anything until Monday morning, unless I find one locally which, of course, will cost more. The frustrating thing is missing the time with 10TP!
Hey HG, a couple years ago I replaced the PSU in an older HP computer with an Ultra 600 watt unit from NewEgg. I went with the Ultra not only because it was reasonably priced, but it also had decent user ratings. The unit runs pretty quietly and it has been rock solid so far.
While getting rid of one of my very old computers the only thing I save was the Ultra 650W power supply. It has always been a quality power power supply every time I have used it. My local dealer sells box loads of them with out problems.
I use it for test at the present time. I just don't like the fact that it isn't modular.
I would use a Ultra again.
HG. Buy the best power supply you can afford. It will pay you back tenfold. You have seen what happens with cheap and nasty PSU, and they can take out your hard drive, cpu ram etc. I would get a 500w as a minimum as often the power rating is down hill with the wind behind it (and sails). The psu in my main machine is a 1000W Enermax and cost me about $230 and will last 10 years at least and give me super quality power to my pride and joy.....
I have not been active for the last few days as I am in severe nerve pain.....
Buy a quality power supply, but probably nothing approaching 1,000 watts. Most people overbuy on their PSU's. I run a 620 in mine.
Thank you, fellow forumeers. Much appreciated!
Sorry to read of your condition, indianatone. I hope you get to feeling better!
It was a 250 watt unit in it that ran for 8 years. I sent the 630 watt piece of crap back for a refund and bought a 400 watt Corsaire from Newegg. This really isn't a high end machine. Wasn't going to spend more on it. I went for the quality. We must remember that the higher the wattage the more amps it draws. I give the power company enough as it is.