dell dimension 3000 power supply

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can i upgrade he power supply in my dell dimension 3000? i have the standard 250 watt, and i feel i should put more power into it since i added an extra hard drive, a gig of memory, video card, a pci usb 2.0 card, and am currently connected to a wireless broadband router. also i put a dvd writer in it. what kind of power supply should i use. I called Dell and they told me i couldn't upgrade the power supply because the one thats in it is specific to the motherboard, and a new one might render it useless. does anyone have any answers or opinions? thanks for your help
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you can upgrade anything you like as lomg as it has the right volts with most have the same. juat ask at a store where they sell PS.. any PS made for a atx mobo should work fine
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cowkiller's right. any atx psu should work as long as the voltages are right. if you dont feel comfortable poking around in your computer, just mosey on down to your local [preferably mom n' pop shop] and tell them you want a new psu put in. i wouldnt take anything from dell support without a grain of salt, as they frequently tell you "it's broken, buy another one[they're graded on how many they sell, how much profit they turn, etc...]. i was going to bring up the issue of dell using proprietary psu [actually pcp&c and having odd cables] but that is only in the newer xps's and the new btx form-factor computers. i assume your computer is from '03,'04 and therefore, that shouldnt be an issue
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Try this: http://www.jscustompcs.com/power_supply/

And see where you sit. You may be fine with what you have. I am running a file server with 4 hard drives, RAID controllers, and some other goodies and it is pulling under 250W - verified with an ammeter.
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