Having problems with your HP Pavilion a705w PC Desktop ?

Psu am i able to replace a Hp psu with a Gateway psu or vise verse?


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The big thing you have to check on is wattage if they have the same output power and the mounting holes matchup i don't see why not. Most pc components are made by 3rd party vendors and then the companies name gets slapped on it. So double check
Maybe! I state this, because of a possible issue that many are not aware of. Some computers are Proprietary computers. Meaning, that only parts made by THE computer manufacturer, who made the computer, can be used.

When it comes to a power supply, this can be a Big issue!
This relates to specifically the 20/24-pin ATX motherboard power cable.
Some computer manufacturers changed the wires around. The color codes for the voltages are still the same, but the various voltage wires have been put in different socket holes, in that motherboard power cable connector.

Yellow is 12 volts. Red is 5 volts. Orange is 3.3 volts. Green is the Soft Power On wire, and all Black wires are Ground wires.

There is a typical standard for what wires go into the various socket holes in the connector.
The proprietary computer manufacturer changes these wires around. This means the connector on the motherboard, also has been changed to match.

So, if you plug in a power supply that has the wires changed around, in the 20/24-pin ATX motherboard power cable's connector,
into a motherboard that uses the standard setup, you will fry the motherboard once you press the Power On button!
Could fry the processor, ram, and any graphics cards also, if used.

Match the connectors up, check if the wire's color codes are going into the same socket holes.

Now you can see if the power supply has enough wattage, and will mount up in the computer you want to use it in.
More info, and also photos of the various power cable connectors,
http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html
(You may also want to scroll down about halfway on this page, and look under the heading -> 20 pin ATX main power cable, and under the second chart, read what it states,
Short cut -> http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20)
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