What kind of power supply do I need to get with a BIOSTAR G31-M4 478 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard?

by on October 3, 2011

Q: i want to get this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813138302R BIOSTAR G31-M4 478 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard i have no idea what power supply to get or what i can get and what does: Maximum CPU TDP (Thermal Design Power) : 95Watt mean i’m so lost


4 Responses to “What kind of power supply do I need to get with a BIOSTAR G31-M4 478 Intel G31 Micro ATX Intel Motherboard?”
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    This is a pretty old motherboard, are you planning on building a computer, or do you just need a cheap replacement?

     
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      i have a HP Compaq DC5000 SFF and the power supply on here is week and it slows down the pc way bad so i was hoping to use all the parts from my old computer to the motherboard

       
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    Picked as best answer

    Thanks for the additional information. I know this isn’t want you’re going to want to hear but…

    Your existing power supply isn’t slowing down your computer. A new motherboard isn’t going to make your computer any faster, and the one you’ve selected won’t work with your existing equipment. The HP Compaq DC5000 SFF is close to 8 years old. If you’re looking for a performance boost I’d suggest completely replacing the computer.

    If you’re on a limited budget, keep an eye on these pages:

    http://www.fatwallet.com/desktop-computer-deals/
    http://slickdeals.net/deals/computers/

    You’ll frequently find very nice deals on desktop computers for around $300.

     
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      yeah i figured as much just wasn’t sure i really hoped it would well thanks for the help it’s not exactly what i was looking for but i know your right and u saved me money so thank you very much