Replacing Power Supply on Compaq PC

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I am trying to replace the power supply on my brother's computer. he is a toddler/kid and the computer is nothing fancy, its actually my wife's old Compaq pre-built.

Anyways, the power supply is shot and I was going to replace it but didn't want to spend more than $50 on it.

The specs of the current one (per the label):

60Hz/50Hz

+5V – 25A
+12v – 8A
+5vsb – 1A
+3.3v – 14A
-12v – .8A
-5v – .5A

Can I replace this power supply with one such as THERMALTAKE TR2 600W or Muscle Power True Power 500W ?

Which is better?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #80499

Replacing Power Supply on Compaq PC

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Hello,
As you are going to replace power supply for your computer, then that will be best to use THERMALTAKE TR2 600W than Muscle True 500W.

Because, THERMALTAKE TR2 has a popularity and Has extra cooling system.

Have a reputation of long Longevity .

So, ThermalTake Tr2 600W will be best to use. But rate will be average $69 .

Thank you.

Answered By 10 points N/A #80500

Replacing Power Supply on Compaq PC

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Dear  Achmad Fauzi, your current label PSU indicates that it is a 300W PSU.
As such it is ok to use a THERMALTAKE TR2 600W or Muscle Power True Power 500W as both have superior capacity compared to the original.

The better is the THERMALTAKE TR2 600W as it will work with a superior margin, but  the other one is more than enough for your brother's computer.

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