power supply question
The power supply in my sister's 8 yr old Presario S5000CL desktop is bad. I removed it and had it checked at our local shop today. They have new a replacement ($39.95) that they say will work. It has 450 watts.
When I was googling for information yesterday, I found this on eHow.com's site regarding watts for this model:
"Do not install a power supply that has more than 250 watts in your Compaq Presario 5000 desktop. Installing a higher wattage power supply can result in short term performance increases, but will eventually cause your hardware components to fail and your motherboard to short out."
I asked the shop owner about this, and he said the info in incorrect. He said that the computer only draws what it needs and that his power supply should work just fine. What am I to believe???
My sister is not online and only uses her pc to type messages and letters in the Microsoft Works program. She doesn't burn CDs or play games or music. Her husband has his own pc.
Thanks for your help! :)