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Psu For An Hp A6130N

Discussion in 'Power Supply - PSU' started by Tony D, Sep 5, 2012.

  1. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    I need to replace the PSU in an HP a6130n. Seems simple right?

    The system board has a 24-pin ATX PSU connector. The PSU itself has only 20 pins on the connector. So when the PSU is connected to the board, there are 4 pins on the board that are not connected to the PSU.

    Question is: When I replace the PSU, should I get one with a 20-pin or a 24-pin ATX connector? Does it matter?

    Note: Some specs from HP's site I though might help:
    Athlon 64 X2 ( B) 5000+ 2.6 GHz (65W)​
    Socket AM2
     
  2. Dalo Harkin

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    No it doesnt matter for future proof though I would get the 24 pin one, depending on the PSU the 4 that are left over sometimes can be split from the main block and be used for the CPU power socket. Most PSUs now have far more connections than you would ever use so just make sure you get a decent brand and modular if you can as it reduces the clutter inside the case and improves airflow
     
  3. Tony D

    Tony D Super-Moderator Super Moderators

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    Thanks, I knew you'd be on this DH. The PSU's I usually use have the option to use either 20 or 24 pins. The extra 4 pins can be snapped onto the other 20.

    So I think I'll use all 24. I don't think it'll hurt and may help by providing more current.
     
  4. Dalo Harkin

    Dalo Harkin Registered Members

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    ASUS - are there any others worth buying?
    CPU:
    Q6600 at 4.0Ghz per core (Watercooled)
    Memory:
    OCZ PC8500 4x1GB sticks
    Hard Drive:
    Samsung - all the way
    Graphics Card:
    XFX 260GTX rev 1
    Power Supply:
    Seasonic 600Watt
    Glad we could help ;-)
     

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