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Power Supply Vs Graphics Card

Q: Power Supply Vs Graphics Card

So I've got a mostly custom built pc, its motherboard has everything built in(Graphics.etc) but im looking to upgrade to this for graphics:
I have two questions:
1. I have a 500w psu currently, will I have to upgrade, and by how much. will I take of the built in graphics on the motherboard.

And also, are there any reccomendations for a better psu

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A: Power Supply Vs Graphics Card

Product Description
Technology:GDDR5 SDRAM, Size:3 GB, Bus Width:384-bit, Effective Clock Speed:6.4 GHz, Width:4.2 cm, Depth:31.1 cm, Package Type:Retail, Height:15 cm, Cables Included:1 x DVI-VGA adapter, Peripheral / Interface Devices:Two 8-pin power connectors, Required Power Supply:750 WClick to expand...

your link clearly states that a 750w PSU is required.

you can use any of these online power supply calculators:
newegg(store) calculator(power supply requirement)
outervision calculator
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Hi, I have a windows 7 PC (eMachines ET1831), it has an integrated graphics card:
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 7050 / NVIDIA nForce 620i
Chip type: GeForce 7050 / nForce 620i
I am an amateur when it comes to computer hardware, but I am tired of playing games with very low graphics settings. I am hoping to be able to have smoother game-play with medium settings. So I'm looking for a budget upgrade (less than £65 ($100)), but my PC only has a 250W power supply.

Question: Will the Sapphire ATI Radeon HD5450 work with only a 250W power supply?

Is is possible to simply upgrade a power supply like I would a graphics card?

Any help will be appreciated.

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A:Graphics card power supply

Hi ToonArmy,

Here is the official system requirements for the HD 4850 graphics card. Note the power requirement. You should be OK with your existing PSU, however you will be running fairly near its maximum rating with very little room, if any, for further system expansion. I suggest that you upgrade your PSU to at least 650 Watts.

(Note: Because this is an image, if you wish to follow the link in green, you will need to type the address manually.)
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A:Power supply or graphics card?

You have nothing to lose trying to solder the capacitor back, if you can find the spot it was in previously, do you? I would assume the fix is not going to work, but it's worth a shot, I would try doing it.
The old PSU is most probably a goner. The loose capacitor would cause no video output, but wouldn't prevent the system from booting.
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I have just purchased a new graphics card (XFX Geforce 7900GT) for my rig and as i was opening up the packaging last night I noticed it said 'connect the power dongle'.

This is my first PCI-E card and before I install it I wanted to know if I could use one of the standard power connectors (coming from the power supply within the rig, like those that I plug into a HDD or DVD drive) and plug that into the graphics card, or whether the card had to plug in somewhere else on the motherboard (though I don't know where).

Also - is this power connector optional or integral to the graphics card's performance.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


A:graphics card power supply

You DEFINITELY need to use the power connector. It is not optional. That is a high-end card that needs alot of juice to run. Just plug in a spare Molex connector from your power supply (same type that goes into a CD drive or hard drive). If you don't have a spare connector, use the splitter (aka: dongle) that came with your card and run it from one of your other connectors.

BTW - enjoy that card!
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A:Graphics card and power supply

You need to upgrade your Power Supply ASAP. You are putting a strain on that low-end one.
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A:Graphics Card & Power Supply

If it is the computer in the specs ablove I wouldn't
take the chance.
You're already pulling a good load there and if that
power supply came with the computer or the case
it is probably running it's max load now.
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A:Graphics card and Power supply

Closing duplicate thread too:

Please continue to post to your other thread.
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A:Looking for new Graphics card and Power supply

We need to know who made your system. How old is your system?
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 840T Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 10 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
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Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: None

If you look in the link my power supply is 250w only so try to keep it within that range.

A:Suggestions On Graphics Card/Power Supply

Go here, then click the "Download Program" button and allow the HardwareProfiler.exe file to run.

Once the scan and analysis is finished, a new window will appear.

Click the "Power Analysis" button. It'll show you the minimum power supply rating, based on your current hardware.

When you consider the additional load of a more powerful graphics card and hard-core gaming, you'll see that the current 250 watt power supply won't do it.

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A:Will this Power supply work with this graphics card?

Power rating wise yeah, it's more than enough.

You might want to look at this though - How to Pick the Right Power Supply
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A:Changing my graphics card and power supply

Hey, so I took a quick look at your list. Your Motherboard does support one PCIe card, so you should be able to install the 6950 just fine.
my chief concern however, is that the 6950 is a very long card, and I'm worried it may not fit in your small dell case. So I'd take some measurements to see if it fits, before buying anything.
the installation of the PSU and GPU should be fine, I myself have done the exact same thing in my brother's dell (installed new PSU and GPU), and it has been working fine ever since.
Also If you have a few extra dollars, Id look into getting at least a 600W power supply, just to be safe, because the 6950 OC edition will suck quite a bit of power, and I'd rather have a bit more breathing room whereas 520W is cutting it a bit close. thats' up to you though, it should still run fine with your chosen PSU.
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A:Need help want to install new Graphics card and power supply.

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A:Upgrading Power Supply and Graphics Card.

Hello, the initial determination you must make is whether a standard replacement PSU will fit in your case. Generally you can expect these dimensions for a replacement PSU: 5.91" x 5.51" x 3.35" (WxDxH).
The description of your computer has the word 'Micro' in it, so if the case is just large enough for a micro-atx motherboard, you should stay away from graphic cards that are too long, so pick one that is about 7".
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A:Power Supply and Graphics Card Decision

The 9600GT usually scores 3 or 4 fps lower even though it's $50 less than the 8800GT. It also produces less heat and uses less power. 8800GT is just a little bit more powerful for $200 while the the 9600GT is 99% as good for $150. I would go with the 9600 as it really, really gives you bang for your buck. And it isn't as hot as other graphics cards. And I believe that how it works is that a lot of amps on a single 12v rail is better than few amps on a couple of 12v rails. So I would get the PC power and cooling PSU.
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A:Graphics card or power supply bricked need help

A 300 watt PSU may be pushing it for a 7600GS, how many amps on the +12 volt rail and what brand? 300 watt for a modern system is generally not enough with any type of add-on graphics card.

But chances are the video card is damaged, maybe from the PSU or maybe from the overclocking.

I'd say get a new power supply, you want and need it even if the video card is toast, you'll want it to properly power any new replacement video card.
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A:2 Graphics card & 4 HDD's > 500 watt power supply?

Two different cards will have no affect on gaming performance. The reason for multiple cards is to drive multiple monitors (ie: if a single card doesn't have enough ports). Most games default to the primary display and will not scale across multiple cards unless you are running SLI or Crossfire.

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Try manually clearing the CMOS and/or restoring to factory defaults. Then making any adjustments needed for operation. Loss of time is typically a sign of a battery issue, aside from that it would be a motherboard or corrupt BIOS problem.
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A:Lenovo H30-50 Power Supply for Graphics Card

Good day and welcome to the community.
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Hello Everyone OK I had an GT MB eVGA graphics card It died I purchased a GTX see HERE Power Supply minimum recomendations are Minimum of a Watt power supply Minimum recommended power supply with Volt current rating of Amps Minimum Watt for SLI mode system Minimum recommended power supply with Volt current rating of Amp Amps An available pin PCI-E power connector hard drive power dongle to PCI-E pin adapter included with Power Card Graphics Supply - year 3 old New card New Graphics Card - 3 year old Power Supply I have an Aspire w PSU Power ratings are V A V A V A V A - V A - V A VSB A Now do I add the V rails together to get the total amps for my PSU would be amps in this case or do I need a PSU that has amps or more on each V rail Next question I need to use the power adapter HDD plugs to one pin PCI-E plug as this PSU does not have an independant pin plug of its own Does this adapter need to be plugged in to different HDD plugs on independant wires coming out of the New Graphics Card - 3 year old Power Supply PSU Right New Graphics Card - 3 year old Power Supply now it is plugged into HDD plugs but they are both on the same line coming out of the PSU Does this even matter Also I am not using SLI nor will I be until I build a new rig Any info you can give me is appreciated Thanks Acameron nbsp

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Hey PC card either supply power Down, . Graphics . Shutting . or all first post and all i hope you can shed PC Shutting Down, either power supply or Graphics card . . . some light on a rather unusual PC Shutting Down, either power supply or Graphics card . . . situation I am running on a Dell mhz ram hard drives and the defalt power supply and graphics card which is not integrated but really crappy bourd on a PCI slot Now the problem At seemingly random times my computer freezes and goes blank or freezes and resets There is no warning however it seems that it is during periods of high activity although not for sure OFten when i click to run a program it will just poof reset My initial assumption was overheating by either the graphics card or CPU I opened up the case and had it run like that but the problem persisted I also suspected the graphics card - perhaps something was wrong with it Now I do not know when the first one of these happened or what started it I dont belive it had anything to do with any recently-installed programs I am looking at a new graphics cards but before i buy I wanted to see if it could be my power supply I do not have any experience dealing with them however and dont even know where to start Any tips pointers comments or advice welcome Thanks alot woody nbsp

A:PC Shutting Down, either power supply or Graphics card . . .
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I'm currently running a AMD 6450 HD GPU on a ddr3 and I get low fps while gaming. Are there any good graphics cards that I can get for a 550w power supply that are compatable with my system?

A:i have a power supply of 550w what graphics card should I get

What is your brand of your power supply? We'll need it so we can be safe, at around 550W you can use a GTX 960. Can you do this for us?

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w.
Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950
I have everything factory.
I'm sorry for my English.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
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I have a 550w HEC 550 TD - PTE

AC Output 230v 50Hz 7A
DC Output +3v +5v +12v1 +12V2 -12U +5VB

Max A 30a 38A 18A 17A 0.3a 2a

+5 +3.2v Combined 185Q

Total Output 550.

I 'was' going to buy a nVidia 275GTX, (about £150) and I think as it says the minimum power output needed is 550w so I should be OK?

Otherwise I'm rocking a AMD Athlon 4600+ (big weak spot, I know, next on list to upgrade), 4Gig of 677Mhz DDR2 and some ****ty generic HDD


Can my power supply run a 275GTX, if not what power supply should I get and if I do have to upgrade, would I be better off splashing some extra cash on something beefier?

Thanks guys,


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After my graphics card died I installed a new nVidea GeForce GT and a Watt Dell-compatible power supoply to after Card new NIC Install Power Graphics Failure Supply, replace the Watt factory-installed Power supply to support it on my Dell Dimension WHen I boot the embedded Broadcom NetExtreme xx network adapter fails to initialize The message is quot Alert Error initializing PCI Express NIC bridge NIC failure quot I followed the Dell support recommendation to refresh the power state without any success I have checked the Power supply connections and all seems right The light coming off the network cable NIC Failure after new Power Supply, Graphics Card Install is orange I m NIC Failure after new Power Supply, Graphics Card Install connecting to hte INternet via a wireless adapter but clearly that s not a solution In addiiton a possible related problem comes when I attemtp to upgrade to Vista In the first restart during the install I get a blinking cursor in the upper left corner of the screne after the Dell splash screen apparently aborting the install I ve reverted to early OS XP at boot APpreciate any ideas Neil nbsp
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I m getting a GeForce gs and a W power supply The graphics card says quot Minimum recommended power supply with Volt current rating of Amp Amps quot I looked about graphics compatibility with supply card power Question over the power supply specs and none of the v outputs have an amp rating of I read somewhere though that you have to combine the rails to add up to the amp rating Question about power supply compatibility with graphics card I assume that s for high end graphics cards where you have to plug the psu directly into the card I don t know what a rail is I don t know how it would work for this graphics card since it doesn t seem to require the psu to plug into it directly Iz confoosed I am basically clueless when it comes to power supplies so can someone please educate me in this and PLEASE be mindful of how you Question about power supply compatibility with graphics card explain it because like I said I m almost clueless about this stuff Taking a couple more minutes to throughly explain this to me so I understand it well won t kill you I don t want to sound rude when I say this but it annoys me when people do this to me I honestly don t care what graphics card or power supply you have if it s better than mine and you think I should get it I am well aware that there are graphics cards and power supplies that are WAY better than the ones I chose I chose these pieces of hardware because of my budget nbsp

A:Question about power supply compatibility with graphics card

It may be the way the specs are written on your PS... but
The graphics card does care what the output is... more than the motherboard or other component does...
A cheap power supply from 2005 or before had a better chance of not supplying the minimum power.... Now you can see all these specs for a quality power supply when you look at the descriptive information on the power supply section of Newegg, Directron, ZipZoomFly,, and many others... but only in the past year or two has it all been published.
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So I have a problem with my graphics driver crashing during game play. I initially started the thread under hardware, but due to a responders input thought that maybe someone here would have insight.

Original thread:

The responder thinks that my power supply is too small (600 watts) for my CPU (88 Watts) and GPU (190Watts). Specs are in the original post. Hoping someone can verify before I go drop some $ on a new PSU.
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I had recently installed a new power supply (850 W) because my old one was starting to make whining noises that made me think it was dying. After installing it and plugging everything in I turned the computer on and everything was working aside from the graphics card. The processor fan was running, the main fan was running, but the graphics card fans were not going at all...

I swapped out the card with another (actually better) card and it worked (only problem being I don't have a proper adapter for the card to use my current monitor with.)

Is there any reason something like this'd happen? The card is PCI-E and I tried all 4 PCI-E cables for it and none of them powered it up...

A:Installed New Power Supply, Graphics Card Won't Work

My initial thought would be a problem with the card itself as you said you put another one in and it worked. However, I assume (from later in your post) that the other card 'working' was assumed because the fans started on it and they don't on your original card?

Do you get any output from the original card to the monitor, you only mention about the fan not working?
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Hi Guys My power supply recently died after about months of use so I upgraded from W to overheating Supply Power card installation Graphics following new a W unit Since Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation a couple of weeks after installing the new PSU my Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation machine has been getting hella hot and performing poorly as a result Now my new PSU fan blows downwards as opposed to straight out the back of the base unit like my old one However the fan is really bloody big and not generating much heat iself so I m surprised if this is causing the whole issue From feeling around the hot areas seem to be the socket in the back of the PSU where I plug in the kettle cable and the GFX card Checked the temps too and indeed the graphics card is burning up somewhat So it looks like the graphics card is definitely the problem but I don t see why my new PSU would be causing this Any ideas Details below CPU Type QuadCore Intel Core Quad Q MHz x Motherboard Name Asus P N-E SLI PCI PCI-E x PCI-E x DDR DIMM Audio Gigabit LAN IEEE- Motherboard Chipset nVIDIA nForce i SLI System Memory Gb Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX MB Motherboard C F CPU C F CPU Core C F CPU Core C F CPU Core C F CPU Core C F --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- GPU C F These are temps after minutes of gaming all are around - C not gaming GPU Diode C F GPU Memory C F GPU Ambient C F --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Cooling Fans CPU RPM Chassis RPM Chassis RPM GPU RPM Many thanks for any advice p nbsp

A:Graphics card overheating following new Power Supply installation

must of distupted the airflow or got some dust clogged up into the GPU cooler causing it to over heat. what temp is it reaching whilst gaming?
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Hi, new to forums, seems like you guys are nice so...
I purchaced components from this guide.
Everything was great as i started assembling my pc, but as i looked to connect my ATI Radeon HD 4770 to my OCZ OCZ500MXSP power supply reccomended in the build, I saw the free chord I had for my power supply had 8 pins, but my card was a 6 pin slot. I checked the case my card came with, it had a lot of adapters to attach to the 6 pin slot on the graphics card, but none of them could get me connected to my power supply.
I know im missing something here, because these components were reccomended from the same build from TechSpot. Anyone got an answer.

A:Issues with connecting my graphics card to power supply

There is an 8 pin connector for motherboards with 8 pin CPU power connectors. It is not for PCI-E cards. However, according to Newegg's listed specifications, you should have two labeled PCI-E connectors, one with 6 pins and one with 6 plus 2 pins. The 6+2 pins might look like 8 pins but it splits into a 6 and 2 pin so you can use just the 6 pin connector if you need to. Use one of those for your graphics card.
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Hello all I have Supply advice Forum Power Graphics to on need Card New & and a Sony Vaio Desktop model VGC-RB G I upgraded to GB ram I have a inch Samsung LCD New to Forum and need advice on Graphics Card & Power Supply For the last months during processes that require alot of graphics quicktime movies MS Paint and other image software my computer locks up It will do nothing The only way out is holding the power button until it shuts down I still have the factory graphics accelerator I turned down the acceleration to quot none quot and it solved most of the problems Just have crappy video now My question is what Graphics card would be best for my computer I am not a gamer at all I download videos and do alot of pictures and altering pictures I would like to stay in the - range and from reading I guess I need a PCI Express X Card I was also told my power supply might not be up to muster I figured If I added a stand alone graphics card I would need to upgrade Again I have a very limited budget recent adoption and would like to go bigger than my factory W but do not need top of the line I don t want to take shortcuts but for what I do with the computer I don t want overkill either I usually shop at newegg but am looking for any and all advice Thank you in advance nbsp

A:New to Forum and need advice on Graphics Card & Power Supply

I would recommend the XFX brand, I looked this up for you at newegg.
XFX PVT86SYAFG GeForce 8400GS 512MB 64-bit GDDR2 PCI Express x16
for $54.99 also are you using your DVI connection? if so great! as for your Powersupply,
I would most likely look for a 400W or better, I use a Thermaltake TR2 W0070RUC ATX 430W. it has been great unit, also quiet and very clean power! nice plug connectors and
cables will reach any where! there are at newegg for $39.99. you might just want to get the
video card and decide on the powersupply a little later, good luck,hope this was helpful.
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Do I have my facts straight?
Thanks in advance for help and feedback.

A:inspiron 3847 wants graphics card and looks like new power supply too?

Hi kingqueens3,
PNY XLR8 GEForce 750 Ti would require only 300 watts PSU on the system. You need not upgrade the PSU.
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First the Computer Hardware Info Power Supply W Logisys PSU The reliable black variation Motherboard ASUS M A T-M LE Processor AMD Athlon II X Socket this load upgrade supply I graphics all handle power my card?? if of the Can AM W Dual-Core Memory Crucial GB PC - DIMM DDR Memory Module x Hard Drives Western Digital GB EIDE Internal Hard Drive RPM MB Cache Western Digital Caviar Blue GB SATA III RPM MB Cache Samsung TB Spinpoint RPM MB Cache SATA On-board USB slots used for mouse for external powered USB way hub -pin keyboard attached On-board internet active Cooler Master mm Dual Ball Bearing Case Fans Vantec SP-FC -BL Spectrum System Fan Card Thermaltake Thunderblade mm Led Case Fan mm CPU FAN I have a ZOTAC GeForce GT Eco MB and was thinking of upgrading the card and placing this eco card in another lesser used computer Specifications http www tigerdirect com applications SearchTools item-details asp EdpNo amp CatId The card I was planning on Can my power supply handle all of this load if I upgrade the graphics card?? going to Galaxy GeForce GTS GB Specifications http www geeks com details asp invtid SGF HX RUV I know the card is a few years old nevertheless it seems like the best option for me I am only going to get -bit cards from now on Needing to stay with the Nvidia brand as well due to certain programs I am currently using I do not have a lot of cash at current either so the budget is around give or take Would this card be a good replacement and not tax my power supply given everything else already hooked up as mentioned above This is my main concern considering that I have tried multiple online wattage calculators and get anywhere between and watts and do not know what to see or believe I am trying to keep the total output required by the computer from the power supply to about W max and keeping at least W in reserve at least Thanks in advance nbsp

A:Can my power supply handle all of this load if I upgrade the graphics card??
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Help!! I Installed a new graphics card and power supply to my pc and now monitor, mouse and keyboard is not working.

I have tried putting the old ones back in and i am getting the same issue. no monitor means i cant even enter bios. It powers up as normal with all the fans spinning so I am not sure what the issue is. I am thinking maybe I have damaged my motherboard!

My motherboard is a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV
graphics card = GTX650
power supply = 650W

any solutions anyone?

A:Installed new graphics card and power supply and now monitor is not working
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A:Need input on upgrading graphics card and power supply for my HP p6716f

Link to specs here.

Motherboard picture:

Looks like any PCI express 16x GPU will fit fine, as long as you don't mind losing one of the PCI Express 1x slots for double width GPUs.

It has an ATX power supply, so that should cover pretty much anything you replace it with, but deeper power supplies might be hit and miss and you'd need to measure whether they would fit. ATX format power supplies are made to industry standard dimensions in terms of height and width, but different ATX power supplies do differ in depth. So an ATX should fit, but ultimately it depends on how much space you have between the back of the case and the back of the DVD drives for clearance.

The power supply you choose is dependant on the GPU you choose. If you could let us know the following, we could help you select the best option for you:

1. Your total budget, for a power supply and graphics card.
2. The intended usage of the computer -- if its gaming, what sort of games?
3. What resolution and detail do you wish to play these games at. The max resolution is dictated by the max resolution of your display, but it is an important factor to consider.
4. If you have preferred shops, list them. Newegg is fine if you like to shop there though.
5. How many fans does that case have, and where are they located -- upgrading to a higher end GPU introduces heat into the case in most cases, so cooling must be considered.
6. What processor is fitted in your computer? That model number has multiple CPU options.
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A:Upgrade video graphics card and power supply for HP p7-1423w...

@ntvedt?, welcome to the forum.ntvedt wrote:I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc  Yes, this video card should be compatible with your motherboard.  You can choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  I like EVGA.  Their Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) is very helpful. I also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc?  There is no actual maximum PSU that will work in your computer.  The computer will only use the amount of wattage that is required to run it properly.  The extra wattage is used during peak power needs.  I suggest that you buy a PSU with at least 500W.  I like Corsair products.  A modular PSU is good in smaller cases.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This makes for better airflow.In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP?  See my answers above. Thanks.Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.
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A:Help needed upgrading Graphics Card and Power Supply on eMachines Computer


I dont see why the Card Wont work. The only problem witht the whole rig might be the PSU connection. You may have trouble upgrding it, you may not, depends on the model (and i really could tel ya) I would just look at the connections to see if it is the standard 20 or 24 pin. If it is...then i dont see a problem.

Good Luck

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HIS iCooler H777F1G2M Radeon HD 7770 GHz Edition 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card

and a

COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RS600-PCARE3-US 600W ATX12V V2.3 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready Power Supply

my mobo is: a lga775 with a core 2 running at 1.86 Ghz AKA the one that was originally with the desktop.

Hopefully this helps. Thank in advance for all your help.

A:Constant Bsod After Switching power supply and Graphics Card On XPS410

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fffff880`098c73f8 fffff880`04a52167*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
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My question is this The graphics card requirements suggest a power supply with Volt current rating of Amp Amps The power supply specs are showing only as high as amps Is this going to create an issue with the power effect requirements the card? does graphics supply of How (performance) amps power supply not being at the recommend amps Requirements for my graphics card are Minimum of a Watt power supply Minimum recommended power supply with Volt current rating of Amp Amps Minimum Watt for SLI mode system Minimum recommended power supply with Volt current rating of Amp Amps Spefications of my power supply are Brand Antec Model NeoPower Spec Type ATX V Maximum Power W Fans x mm super-silent fan PFC Active Main Connector Pin V Rails PCI-E Connectors x Pin SLI Certified CrossFire Ready Power Good Signal - ms Hold-up Time ms at full load Efficiency Up to V - Full load Typical load Light load V - Full load Typical load Light load Over Voltage Protection V trip point lt V V trip point lt V V trip point lt V Input Voltage - V Input Frequency Range - Hz Input Current A V A V Output V A V A V A V A V A - V A VSB A MTBF gt Hours Approvals UL CUL TUV How does power supply amps effect requirements (performance) of the graphics card? CE FCC CCC CB C-tick Features Connectors x Main connector pin x V P x peripheral x SATA x Floppy x PCI-E I feel as if I ve been a sleep for years not knowing all this stuff - would greatly appreciate any feed back regarding this as I m planning on purchasing a graphics card soon Thank you nbsp

A:How does power supply amps effect requirements (performance) of the graphics card?

Your PSU has a triple +12v rail design so you will use the combined amperage across all three rails. In this case, you have a combined rating of 54amps, which is far more than enough to run the latest video cards. The PSU is also CrossFire and SLI certified so running a single card that requires only 22amps should be a breeze for that power supply. Having an underpowered PSU may produce graphical anomalies or prevent a video card from functioning at all, just to answer your question.
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A:Dell Dimension E310 - upgrading graphics card, power supply question

I hear that Dell computers have the power supply ports wired differently,so a non-dell power supply could possibly fry the motherboard.Click to expand...

Lol, did you talk to dell tech support?
Hahaha they lie.

Yeah should be fine, but of course, its not a particularly good card. You should be ok with the source engine if you load up the proper configs.
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Thanks much!

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A:Upgrade to 300W power supply for a 300W graphics card?

hi AsiaNeko
for a 300W power supply there is a lot of options to choose from :
check this link:,cf.osb&fp=cfc5c5d23709da28&biw=1440&bih=788
and for a recommendation for a graphics card ,first i need to know what kind of games you play
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Why does Lenovo is configure a machine that doesn't meet the requirements given by the graphics card manufacturer?
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Are there PSU part numbers for larger PSUs from other models that could be used to upgrade the 250W supply in the M700?.   (eg. the 650W supply available for the P500/510?)
Tnx for any ideas/thoughts.
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A:M700: upgrading graphics and power supply

From an update tread I'm working on.   Let me know if you have any Qs or comments.
Power supply or PSU: The Mini-Tower uses a standard ATX power supply, and the SFF a standard TFX power supply. A power connector adapter (ATX to Lenovo) is required for systems built 2012 and later. For the SFF, the maximum aftermarket TFX is 400w, with 350w being more common -- not a huge increase over stock. For the Mini-tower, I have had an 650w aftermarket Corsair in mine (I recommend one that is semi-modular and shorter, as space is limited inside the case.) A good example for the mini-tower is the Corsair CX-M series.
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A:M70e Tower-memory, graphics & power supply upgrade

If you don't wish to buy memory from Lenovo, both Kingston and Crucial have 'System Specific' memory for your system that are guarranteed to work. Memory timings must be match what the BIOS expects for the system to recognize it, and generic memory often doesn't work.   
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A:Power Supply for New Video Card

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A:Power Supply for Video Card

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

No the power usage should be a negligible difference.
Unless you were to get a 1500 watt psu. (which I'm not sure exist)

The differences will be the video and stability of whole system.
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There are lots of good PSU's around, high to mid range in price.
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How many devices do you have?
hdd's etc.
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What Video Card are you talking about? It may be a bit much for that system, you might want to get something a little more matched to the system.

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A:Do I Need A New Power Supply For A New Video Card??

Im no pro but...

I believe that a powerfull processor like your needs about 100watts of power to run. Every 128megs of ram = something like 15watts, and your cd drives are about 30 each. A powerfull video card can run in the range of 100 watts as well. So, you do the math. It's time for your new power supply as well. You should at least have a 300watt but, with your processor i would even go to a 400 watt. Spend the extra 15 bucks, might save you a big headache in the end.
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I'd restore the machine to the original configuration and see if you can get that working first.
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A:Need help with this video card and power supply

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A:Can a video card fry a power supply?

The video card will only blow a power supply if it tries to draw more power than the supply can handle, so simply test it with a psu with a high power rating (I usually burrow my m8s gaming machine to test components)
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A:Power Supply or Video Card?

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The vid card you selected sounds like a decent choice.

Yes you will need a new powersupply (PSU). Your PSU has only 300w total and 19A on the 12v rail. Besides Bestec PSUs are garbage anyway.

Here are some suggestions. PC Power & Cooling makes the best PSUs out there but they are a little pricey.However a PCP&C PSU will likely outlast everything else in your system.
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As for a video card.....what are your expectations? After that PSU, that leaves $160-170 left for a graphics card. Is the $240 firm, or can you add a few more dollars to it?

I just saw the part about not buying online........I have no idea what is local to you, but expect to pay a little more for it, or stay within the $240 budget and get less for your money.

Just to add: If you DO decide to do some online shopping, NCIX is the place to do it since you are in Canada.
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+5V 22A MAx -12V 1A max
+5V (FP) 2A Max +3.3V 17A max
+12VA 18A max +12VB 18A max

combined power on +12VA and +12VB rails must not exceed 360 watts

Total combined power must not exceed 375 watts

Can it run the card?
Thanks all.

A:Can my power supply run my new video card?

Hi, could you please post a little more detail.
Instead of saying graphics card, it would help if you said the actual graphics card.
Instead of power supply, you could say what power supply you have.
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My system:

Athlon XP 3200, 2.2Ghz
160GB Ultra DMA HD
8x Dual Layer DVD/RW
Onboard sound
ATI Radeon 9550 256MB AGP Video Card

Thanks for any help!!

A:Video card problem or power supply???

Well in a nut shell your power supply is way to small for that card.. Did some quick figuring i got 248watts for a answer there abouts ...I would think about getting a bigger powersupply like a 420w power supply..

check out here and be your own judge..
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But i havent seen any problems

So i decided to buy

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But since i havent had any problems so far with 8400gs though min req is 300W but i have 260W


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A:[SOLVED] power supply or video card

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