Can I upgrade the power supply on my Asus Essentio desktop?

by on April 15, 2013

Q: Can I upgrade the power supply on this desktop? – Asus Essentio CH5275-AR003

I am looking to upgrade the video card with a GeForce 9800 card but it requires a PSU of at least 550 watts. If I purchase a new PSU that holds 550 watts, will I be able to install it on this desktop? Will I have to remove the old one and install the new one? How does it work? Also, will I have to remove the old video card to replace it with a new one? Not sure with this specific desktop.

Any help is greatly appreciated.


One Response to “Can I upgrade the power supply on my Asus Essentio desktop?”
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    Yes, you can replace the power supply on this desktop. TO do so you will need to remove all connections remove the power supply and plug the newone in re connect all cables.

    I might suggest taking pictures of all your connections to make sure that you hook them up correctly if this is your first time.

    The old video card may be integrated into the motherboard so all you will need to do is install the ne one. If it is a separate card then yes it will need to be removed and then the new one put in.

    Here is a quick guide to installing the power supply.
    http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/How-To-Replace-Your-Power-Supply/362