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Replacing a power supply

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Im looking to replace my HP A6000 desktop power supply and give to my dad for his websurfing.

More specifically the power supply is:  Bestec ATX-300-12Z

 

 

Two questions.

1.  I know nothing about power supplies.  What kind of standards should I be looking for?

I can I replace with the same from Newegg, I just wonder if I can get better for cheaper.

 

2.  Is a 2.2 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4200+ CPU and boasts 1 GB of RAM, a 250 GB SATA 7200 rpm hard drive spec system still worth getting for surfing web?

 

Any advice much appreciated :)

 

 

 

 

 

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7 minutes ago, mutazoid said:

  Is a 2.2 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core Processor 4200+ CPU and boasts 1 GB of RAM, a 250 GB SATA 7200 rpm hard drive spec system still worth getting for surfing web?

No.

Do they have a smart phone? Use that for browsing the internet. 


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1 you should have a enough wattage to power the system

 

2 the system will be fine exept for the ram i think you should upgrade to 4gb, i have tried to run chrome on a 1gb of ram and it just freeze, and if you only have 1gb of ram it will slow down alot because the system doesnt have enough ram

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Posted · Original PosterOP

good news I mucked up and copied the wrong specs for the system.  It has 3gs of ram and I totally agree 1 wouldnt be enough.

I just dont know the cpu very well.

 

I typed the power supply model in right off the sticker ;) so that should be fine,  except for it being dead.

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55 minutes ago, mutazoid said:

Any advice much appreciated :)

the money spent one a decent powersupply is better spent on an old dell optiplex. (you can get them for like 100$)

 

which:

  1. has a decent powersupply
  2. will offer a better experience. 

 

otherwise look at other options. 

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