Dell 330w psu help

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  1. npsk8ter

    npsk8ter Notebook Geek

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    So I have an M17x R2 with a 940xm/ 8970m combo and while, I have Ben using my 240w delta psu, the wires are starting to pull out of the psu. So, already Ben looking into doing the 330w mod, I scored one for only $49. I've seen a few sites explaining how to to the chip transplant/ mod but also did read about some issues with a 240w trip point on the 330w. Does anyone have any nice clear pics on what it to be done? Personally, I'd rather not have to crack open both psu's. And while I like the little modded dongle, I have nothing against soldering the chip into the M17. Mine will be fairly opened within the next few days for complete reposting/ cleaning/ thermal pads as well as a radiator modded m18x R2 100w triple pipe heatsink. I'd just like some clear pics on the line grounding to solve the low watt trip on the 330w. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Hi, you will have to open both psu sorry, you have to pull out the 240 id chip and delete the 330w id chip in the 330w psu. I haven't made any picture on mine, i have found the id line without problem on mine, don't worry it's not that difficult, the worsdt for me was to cut nicely the heatshield inside both psu ^^

    On my psu the 330w id chip was on the other side near the main "transformateur" ( don't know the english word sorry) , 3 leg chip, cut them all and pull it out. If you solder the id chip in the m17x don't forget to cut the id line on both psu ( a tiny blue wire ).
     
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    So no matter which way I go, both psu's must be opened?
     
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    Modifying the 330 watts is not necessary.
    I have a m17x r2 with 7970m crossfire.
    And that's running on one 330 watts adapter unmodified.
    With a loose adapter with the 240 chip.
    Good luck soldering!
     
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    Have you pull more than 240w on your 330w psu @NiveQ ? The 330w shutdown after 240w if it doesn't receive the 330w id. Try to play crysis 3 at max setting, it will need around 280/290 W.
     
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    I've played crysis 3 at max settings and never had troubles with the psu.
    I have never measured though.
     
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    Interresting ! So you have solder the id line from psu too ground ? If that's enought ( + 240w id chip ) that would be great !
     
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    Anyone wanna make me an adapter? I'll pay
     
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