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First post, by RetroLiz

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Hi all. I have an IBM Aptiva 2158 Series E. The stock power supply is, as the manual describes, "PC-98 compatible 95W ATX power supply." I popped the hood, and that's exactly what's in there.

I was looking at this one: https://www.amazon.com/Logisys-Corp-Power-Sup … /dp/B008MUD9IK/

Yes, 480 watts is totally overkill in this application - I wouldn't even touch 300 watts. But it seems like there are few options these days for a low wattage, newly manufactured PSU.

Anyway, would I be going wrong by getting this?

Thanks!!

Battlestation: IBM Aptiva Series E 500 (Model 2158)
Sony Trinitron Multiscan 100ES 15" CRT
AMD K-6/2 400mhz
SoundBlaster Live! CT4780
IBM 120GB HDD
256MB RAM
Windows 98 SE

Reply 1 of 5, by ODwilly

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Logisys is the poster child of "dangerous crappy powersupplies."

Main pc: AsRock x370 Killer SLI a/c, Ryzen 5 2600, 1tb WD black nvme ssd, 24g ddr4 2400 @2933mhz, rx 480 8gb reference card, 2tb Hitachi Deskstar.
Retro PC: Soyo P4S Dragon, 3gb ddr 266, 120gb Maxtor, Geforce Fx 5950 Ultra, SB Live! 5.1

Reply 2 of 5, by Ayrton

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RetroLiz wrote on 2021-01-12, 23:50:
Hi all. I have an IBM Aptiva 2158 Series E. The stock power supply is, as the manual describes, "PC-98 compatible 95W ATX power […]
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Hi all. I have an IBM Aptiva 2158 Series E. The stock power supply is, as the manual describes, "PC-98 compatible 95W ATX power supply." I popped the hood, and that's exactly what's in there.

I was looking at this one: https://www.amazon.com/Logisys-Corp-Power-Sup … /dp/B008MUD9IK/

Yes, 480 watts is totally overkill in this application - I wouldn't even touch 300 watts. But it seems like there are few options these days for a low wattage, newly manufactured PSU.

Anyway, would I be going wrong by getting this?

Thanks!!

It seems a standard ATX power supply form factor, FPS GROUP FPS-300-G0THA(1PF) is a 300 W, POWERMAN FSP235-60GT is 235 W...
I have both those, but they are "used", not new products so no warranty...
But if they work, no so important they are not new... search these models as example...

Reply 3 of 5, by mothergoose729

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If the power supply is standard ATX form factor than you can replace it with any new power supply. I use an EVGA 450 watt for most of my retro builds. Depending on your setup, you might need an adapter or two. SATA->molex or 4 pin floppy, that kind of thing. Another thing to watch out for, make sure the ATX connector is 20+4 pin.

I would just get a reasonably priced power supply with 80 plus certification from a decent brand.

Reply 4 of 5, by RetroLiz

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ODwilly wrote on 2021-01-13, 04:22:

Logisys is the poster child of "dangerous crappy powersupplies."

Oof, thanks for letting me know. What are some decent brands that manufacture PSUs in the 300w - 450w range? I've done a little research and it seems like the top companies are focusing more on the high performance modern gaming market.

Battlestation: IBM Aptiva Series E 500 (Model 2158)
Sony Trinitron Multiscan 100ES 15" CRT
AMD K-6/2 400mhz
SoundBlaster Live! CT4780
IBM 120GB HDD
256MB RAM
Windows 98 SE

Reply 5 of 5, by mothergoose729

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Corsair, EVGA, Seasonic, and many, many more. Just about all power supplies are made by seasonic or FSP and rebranded under different names.

The only thing you have to worry about it not getting a lemon. Anything with 20amps on the 5v rails that will fit ok in your case is likely to work. Adapter situation perhaps not withstanding.