Originally Posted by andersa
What picoPSU are you using?
IIRC, it's the 120-WI-25. I am using a 72W laptop adapter from an old IBM T-41.
Originally Posted by Mike_Boulanger
What's involved with installing one of these? Not very familiar with them.
Also, have you measured power use with the new power supply?
I removed the standard power board and undid the nut holding the power input jack onto the case. The picoPSU just fits right into the 24-pin ATX power input on the motherboard (using 20 pins) and then the power input jack for the picoPSU fits right into the same hole and the standard jack did and uses the same kind of nut.
The motherboard I was using with the standard power was an E-350. The one I am using with a picoPSU is an H61/G620 so it wouldn't be a worthwhile comparison between Habey power and picoPSU. The H61/G620 already has the picoPSU installed -- I was just swapping it from another case. The E-350 board is being RMA'd.
I am not sure if the much lower temps is the change in motherboards or change in power supplies. I have a lot more stuff jammed in there now with a 65W processor yet temps are much lower so it would seem it's the power supply but who knows. The stock fan is much bigger, maybe it moves more air or maybe the E-350 runs hot. I just checked it and at idle it's right around 100F.