Identifying Dimension 8300 Power

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Have just purchased a Dimension 8300 and it is my understanding they come
with either a 250w or 330w Power Supply.
Question is how do you know which you received. Upon opening the case I
found the PS is conveniently mounted with the spec. sticker on the underside
and the CPU cooling shroud prevents viewing the label.

TIA
 
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I believe Dell rates it as 250W, but they are very, very conservative. For
example, my 4550 is rated at 250w and I have two optical drives, three hard
drives and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AND ATI Radeon 7000 in it.

Tom
"PC Medic" <NOT@home.net> wrote in message
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> Have just purchased a Dimension 8300 and it is my understanding they come
> with either a 250w or 330w Power Supply.
> Question is how do you know which you received. Upon opening the case I
> found the PS is conveniently mounted with the spec. sticker on the
underside
> and the CPU cooling shroud prevents viewing the label.
>
> TIA
>
>
>
 
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"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> I believe Dell rates it as 250W, but they are very, very conservative.
For
> example, my 4550 is rated at 250w and I have two optical drives, three
hard
> drives and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AND ATI Radeon 7000 in it.
>

Thanks for the response.
Do you know if this is a standard power supply or is it proprietary as in
earlier Dell models?
 
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Pretty sure it is standard. About the only thing non-standard is the front
panel power button and the front panel headphones jack.

Tom
"PC Medic" <NOT@home.net> wrote in message
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> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:7omdnVQqnK2bGB_dRVn-tA@comcast.com...
> > I believe Dell rates it as 250W, but they are very, very conservative.
> For
> > example, my 4550 is rated at 250w and I have two optical drives, three
> hard
> > drives and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AND ATI Radeon 7000 in it.
> >
>
> Thanks for the response.
> Do you know if this is a standard power supply or is it proprietary as in
> earlier Dell models?
>
>
>
 
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Thanks again, that was the impression I got looking it over, but was not
100% sure.


"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> Pretty sure it is standard. About the only thing non-standard is the front
> panel power button and the front panel headphones jack.
>
> Tom
> "PC Medic" <NOT@home.net> wrote in message
> news:3HDgc.10400$DM5.9644@okepread04...
> >
> > "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> > news:7omdnVQqnK2bGB_dRVn-tA@comcast.com...
> > > I believe Dell rates it as 250W, but they are very, very conservative.
> > For
> > > example, my 4550 is rated at 250w and I have two optical drives, three
> > hard
> > > drives and an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro AND ATI Radeon 7000 in it.
> > >
> >
> > Thanks for the response.
> > Do you know if this is a standard power supply or is it proprietary as
in
> > earlier Dell models?
> >
> >
> >
>
>
 

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