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Need input on upgrading graphics card and power supply for my HP p6716f

Q: Need input on upgrading graphics card and power supply for my HP p6716f

Important specs for my issue input my HP supply for Need card graphics p6716f upgrading and on power Motherboard N-Alvorix-RS -uATX Alvorix video card Integrated graphics using ATI Radeon Power Supply Internal W - V Expansion Slots PCI Express x slot for graphics card Product number to look up anything else BV AA I got my HP Pavilion p f pretty cheap and I m starting to understand why now I m trying to upgrade the hardware specifically the video card and after googling Need input on upgrading graphics card and power supply for my HP p6716f the crap out of video cards I ve realized I ll need to upgrade my power supply too My question is how can I be sure what power supply will work in my pc and what wattage would be recommended I ve tried my best to figure this out on my own but I ve hit a wall I don t know if this makes any sense but because the motherboard and processor are AMD I was thinking of sticking with an AMD video card probably in the series problem is I dont know if it ll fit in the PCI Express x slot take a look by looking up the product number on hp id post the web page but this website won t let me So there s my first problem Second if I can even get the video card installed I ll need a new power supply and I have no idea what specifications matter for installing power supplies While writing this I foudd this on newegg VisionTek Radeon HD GB DDR PCI Express x HDCP Ready Video Card Would this solve all my problems If so I have this feeling this specific video card will be pretty loud Let me know please nbsp

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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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Salutations!

I'm looking to upgrade somethings on my clunker (A bad idea, I know) But I have no other options. I currently run a DC 5800 MT from HP/Compaq and am looking to upgrade with a Power Supply and a(better) Graphics Card.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/e...2132884-81559927-81559993-81805229.html?dnr=2 Is a link to the specs of my computer.

I am looking for something in the 500W-750W range to open up my options for Graphics Cards, but have never bought a new PSU for a computer before.

I am looking for advice on what to buy, brand, and compatibility (Size being the main factor there, it has to fit in my case obviously) and know little about the process of choosing a PSU.

Any advice would be appreciated!
 

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".
The wattage you need will depend largely from the graphic adapter you choose, one thing to keep in mind is that yours seems to be a typical business case and likely has no option for additional cooling, so consider that when you choose your graphic adapter.
 

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A:Help needed upgrading Graphics Card and Power Supply on eMachines Computer

Sure

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

Sean
 

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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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The M700 comes with a 250W PSU.  No other options are offered.
But there is an option to configure the M700 with a GeForce GT720 1GB card.
Nvidia's product site says the GT720 requires a minimum 300W PSU.
Why does Lenovo is configure a machine that doesn't meet the requirements given by the graphics card manufacturer?
 
But more importantly - if I follow threads correctly, Lenovo PSUs are a bit of their own animal.
 
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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:Solved: Upgrading the Power Supply and G-Card

A generic 500 W should fit. Silverstone, Zalman, Coolermaster, Enermax, XClio are all good PSU brands.
 

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A:Upgrading video card and power supply

What's the model of the HP machine?

I ask in the hope that it's not a small form factor machine. That would determine whether or not its PSU could be replaced with a standard ATX supply, and whether it could take a full-sized graphics card rather than half height. (Card length is another issue, at the high end.)

Is there a budget? I suppose that he might be willing to get one of the current high end graphics cards (Radeon HD 7970 or nVidia GTX 680) plus PSU to drive it, at a cost of $600-700, but it seems unlikely.

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Do I need a new power supply?
 

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A:Having problems with upgrading Video Card and possibly power supply.

I take it the existing 6150SE is an integrated card (part of the motherboard rather than a card that can be removed)?

Even if not, to be perfectly honest you will need to upgrade the power supply as well. The majority if pre-built machines only have a PSU sufficient to power what it came with. A graphics upgrade will put significantly higher demand on the PSU.

How big is the case, you may find you are limited by the physical size available inside and may have to opt for a low profile card. If so, this in turn will limit what is available to you.

Personally speaking I find 4Gb RAM sufficient for my needs as a gamer, I don't however, play really modern high demanding games. I play more MMORPG game which are a little behind the drag curve as far as system requirements.
 

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A:Graphics card and Power supply

Closing duplicate thread too: http://forums.techguy.org/games/1131261-will-graphics-card-fit-help.html

Please continue to post to your other thread.
 

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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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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
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Thanks
 

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: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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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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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: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:Upgrading power supply and video card for a Dell Inspiron 530s

These use a slimmer PSU if I remember correctly.

Your probably going to need to replace the case to be honest, which will also mean you'll need to replace the CPU cooler, because Dell use a screw-in design, which relies on the tray behind the motherboard having screws to hold the CPU cooler in place.

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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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If anyone can tell me if my power supply can support my will-be graphics card, I would really appreciate it.

Thank you!
 

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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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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.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/graphics-card-or-power-supply-bricked-need-help.919834/
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A:Lenovo H30-50 Power Supply for Graphics Card

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Have you seen the discussion in this solved thread?https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-E-H-K-M-Q-Y-and-ErazerX/H30-50-upgrade-graphics-card/m-p/2267755
 
Regards.

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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.

never mind of the graphics card it was not low profile. Guys anyone have a suggestion of a low profile card in 70-80$ range that will work with my computer?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/need-help-want-to-install-new-graphics-card-and-power-supply.973705/
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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?

System Info - See Your System Specs

We'll need a complete detail of your PC Specs so we can proceed.

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Thankyou.

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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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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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/suggestions-on-graphics-card-power-supply.1053942/
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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.

Power supply quality is more important than the size rating. On top of that, you need a power supply with multiple 12 volts rails and adequate amp rating on each rail to support the devices that you are connecting. With all of that said, a quality 500w unit may be adequate, anything less is likely under powered.

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: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?

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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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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.
Thanks.
 

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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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.
Rickman45
 

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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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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...
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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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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

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

Welcome aboard.

► You have a display driver update to get.

Code:
0: kd> lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
fffff880`045a0000 fffff880`045fa000 atikmpag (deferred)
Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
Timestamp: Fri Apr 06 06:40:44 2012 (4F7E4294)
CheckSum: 0005A52D
ImageSize: 0005A000
Translations: 0000.04b0 0000.04e4 0409.04b0 0409.04e4
The reason is:

Code:
fffff880`098c73f8 fffff880`04a52167*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for atikmdag.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for atikmdag.sys
atikmdag+0x3f167
► Look at your BIOS date: If possible, try to update it.

Code:
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.0.3, 8/14/2006
► Is there Daemon Tools?

Code:
ffff800`00b9cc48 fffff880`01073570*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for sptd.sys
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for sptd.sys
sptd+0x46570
Uninstall it at once.

► And ultimately, it is Norton products.

Code:
fffff800`00b9c3c0 fffff880`09330910Unable to load image \SystemRoot\system32\drivers\N360x64\1401010.002\SRTSP64.SYS, Win32 error 0n2
*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SRTSP64.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SRTSP64.SYS
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fffff800`00b9c3c8 fffff880`093308f0 SRTSP64+0x3f8f0
Uninstall Norton and Norton 360. Use Microsoft Security Essentials - Free Antivirus for Windows.

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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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Has any one modified a Power Suply to Take 12 volt DC Input?

I would very much like to hear from you, or any one you may of heard of that has done this.

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Thanks to anyone who replies...
 

A:DC Input Power Supply (12 volt input)

A standard Computer PSU rectifies the incoming mains (120 or 240 volt) and the "chops" it in a switchmode type power conversion.

Therefore as it starts with a high DC voltage (120 or 240 V AC rectified to DC) there is no easy conversion to make it use 12 V instead. Without a complete rebuild and redesign of the PSU.

By far the cheapest and easiest way is to use an off-the-shelf 12 V inverter that converts 12V to 120 or 240 V AC, and then you dont need to bother rebuilding the power supply from scratch.

Has the advantage of easily sourced power supply units for the PC. You would likely get away with a small 200 Watt unit.
 

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I would like something with headroom, so I was wondering if you guys know of a good quality power supply for around ?150 - ?200 max, got to be modular and 1000w minimum

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A:Power supply idea input please

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Adam23


Hey guys, I am thinking about upgrading my Power Supply to something with a little more grunt due to only having a Corsair GS800 (which does fine for now) powering 2 GTX480's. I have used a watt meter from the wall an I know if a PSU is pulling say for eg 600w from the wall, then your psu is outputting around 450w-500w.

I would like something with headroom, so I was wondering if you guys know of a good quality power supply for around ?150 - ?200 max, got to be modular and 1000w minimum

Thanks people

PS: when using Furmark and OCCT an the same time, I pulled 675w from the wall (i know Furmark is unrealistic when compared to games ect but I just want too upgrade for future use)



Newegg.com - SeaSonic X-SERIES X-1050 1050W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Certified CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Newegg.com - XFX ProSeries P1-1050-BEFX 1050W ATX12V 2.2 / ESP12V 2.91 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS GOLD Certified Full Modular Active PFC Power Supply

Above are the only 2 "full modular" power supplies with at least 1000 watts now available at the best known US supplier--Newegg.

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A:Need input from power supply/motherboard guru ..

First, I believe that Intel chipset 850 is the immediate precursor to the 8X5 chipsets, with Northwood P-4 CPUs, (845,865, ya da ya da yadda). However, I've seen references to an older socket, (423), as well as the socket 478, with 850 boards.

(Edit; I just researched this. It seems there is an adapter to allow the use of socket 478 CPUs in the 850 boards, which are socket 423).

PSU failure is very often accompanied by a failure to wake up from standby. The seem to run OK, but when you shut them down, the seem to "die of natural causes".

The, "you gotta pull the plug, and plug it back in before it will start" behaviour shows a failure in the "soft off" circuit.

I think there's an amount of +5 volt current required on standby. This is to keep USB "alive".

Before I would plug the 6 pin "aux" connector into anything, I would check the voltages. The red should be =5 volts, and the 2 orange wires MUST be 12 volts. The 3 blacks are grounds, keyed to the hot wires.

In a rhetorical sense, if the 6 pin block would plug in correctly, with the two orange wires to the 4 pin CPU block, (and they were in fact +12 volts), it would probably be fine.(Don't forget proper orientation, the positive terminals should be marked on the board).

In the real world sense, I'd definitely spring for another PSU, and not experiment with it.

I don't think the +12 supply directly to the CPU back then, was as critical as it is today. Once upon a time, CPUs had a much lower current requirement. (Which is why they also ran cooler).

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I'm currently running on an eMachines ET1831-07, and as such have a 250w power supply and just a chipset. (I have no idea what I'm talking about, this is what my fiancé told me to post. I trust him because he's a computer science major >.>) I was wondering if there's a power supply with 300w output that I can upgrade to without.. Err.. Melting my motherboard, since the only graphics cards I can find that he says will make any difference on my game quality require 300w.

I'm not looking for max fps, or high quality graphics or anything, I just want the games to be playable.

Thanks much!
~Hannah

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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:
http://www.google.com/#hl=en&sugexp....,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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A:Should i change my power supply or should i change my graphics card?

your running a 9800gt on a 230W PSU!? not sure how your doing that without it shutting down as soon as you start a game. the 9800gt needs a 450W psu with 24A on the 12v rail (s). change the PSU. you are fortunate that you haven't overstressed the 230W psu and destroyed the rest of the system.
 

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A:what to look for when upgrading your power supply

Have a looky here pal

PSU calculator
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http://www.sevenforums.com/performance-maintenance/65978-what-look-when-upgrading-your-power-supply.html
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A:Upgrading my power supply?

Really, the difference between Cheap power supplies and Expensive ones, comes down to Quality. Cheap Power Supplies are usually very low quality, unable to provide the claimed power advertised. THey are also a risk to your equipment. When low quality power supplies burn out they frequently destroy other system components including the motherboard, processor, or anything connected to the power supply. The power supply is the single component that all of your system components rely on to operated properly, so going cheap on a power supply is the last thing you want to do. A quality unit, manufactured by OCZ, Corsair, Enermax, Seasonic, some Antec units, is recommended, they are more pricy, but if your system is important to you it should be worth the cost.
 

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A:Help on upgrading power supply

It's a bit difficult to say with big name manufacturer PCs as they sometimes use custom made parts.

The best way to check in my opinion is to get a new PSU locally and give it a try. That way you can always return it (without restocking/shipping fees) if it doesn't fit.
 

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A:Upgrading Power Supply

They come in standard sizes. If yours is an oddball, you may have to get one from the manufacturer, or rig it somehow to hold a different size. I wouldn't just go up 100 watts, though. If you are going to upgrade, and especially if you buy one that could be used later on a different machine, I wouldn't go lower than 500 watts.
 

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A:upgrading power supply

You are correct in that some dells use a proprietary pw supply. It is the older ones that do this. The more modern ones [like what you have] generally use a standard atx type pw supply.

FWIW the corsair pw supply is a much better unit than the other one.

Next issue with a dell; cooling. If you intend to install a high end video card, you can run into cooling issues with the dell case.
 

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A:Upgrading vid card. need input

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A:M700 power supply - upgrading

 
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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If you are wondering the exact psu it is this one here:
NEW 450 Watt 20/4-pin ATX PSU Power Supply SATA LED BLU - eBay (item 290447460717 end time Jul-21-10 15:07:06 PDT)

it may be crap, I'm not really sure. But it is enough to run my graphics card and that's all I wanted.

A:Give me all of the benefits of upgrading my power supply please (:

  
Quote: Originally Posted by levelchaser


I'm upgrading from a 300-350Watt (i forgot) with geforce 8600gt to a 450Watt power supply and a geforce 9800gt. I would like to know what kinds of benefits I will be receiving from doing so if any. Obviously I know about the graphics but I want to know more about the PSU. Thanks.

If you are wondering the exact psu it is this one here:
NEW 450 Watt 20/4-pin ATX PSU Power Supply SATA LED BLU - eBay (item 290447460717 end time Jul-21-10 15:07:06 PDT)

it may be crap, I'm not really sure. But it is enough to run my graphics card and that's all I wanted.



What else is running on the computer? how many external USB drives, HD,s etc?

It should run the GFX, and you probably wont notice any difference other than stability.

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A:USB 3.0 ports not working after upgrading power supply

First go into BIOS and see if USB 3.0 is disabled there, enable it if so. If enabled, then load defaults in BIOS (either first screen or exit menu).

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Thanks
 

A:Upgrading power supply in emachines T6410

If you are on a tight budget, then something like this would be good:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954

450W with 30amps on the (dual) 12v rails.

If you have a bit of cash lying around, this one is a bit more "future proof" (can handle future upgrades).

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103941
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A:Thinking of upgrading my video card, can I get some input?

Well you'd definitely need a better PSU than that 300W one which came with the HP. What's your total budget for the card + PSU?

Your i7 2600 processor is fine... actually it's more than fine since PC makers generally always tend to make CPU-heavy and GPU-light machines.
 

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http://www.billigdrucker.de/images/hardware/komplettsysteme/dell/dell-dimension-8300_back.jpg
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A:Help in upgrading Dell Dimension 8300 Power Supply

Pick your supply from here:
http://www.pcpower.com/products/power_supplies/selector/dell.htm

Dell still uses proprietary supplies. Don't make a mistake
 

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A:Solved: Upgrading to better Power Supply and random shut off

What are you system specs, what make and model is the machine assuming its a big brand name like HP or Dell? If its a self / custom build what is the make and model of the CPU, Graphics, motherboard, RAM, hard drives, DVD/CD drive, etc.

Any particular reason you upgraded the PSU?

Check that all cables a securely connected, unplug each and reseat it to make sure.
 

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A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.
 

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A:Upgrading to Win 10 - after upgrading incompatible graphics card

Windows 10 no longer supports NVIDIA 6-Series Graphics Cards anymore as of Windows 8

Hint : Install drivers manually through device manager (it may or may not work)

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153037
 

A:Independant Graphics Power Supply

Interesting. I tried to find some reviews on it (real reviews by professionals), and couldn't. I'd like to see how stable they are first before I popped one in my system. Have you been able to find any reviews?

Also, are you SURE your current PSU is not enough? It may be enough you know. I see you only have 18amps on the 12v volt, that is very much on the low side, but it would depend on what else you have in your box.

I'm tempted to recommend you get a high quality 450w FSP power supply for $40 over getting the thermaltake.....
 

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A:Looking To Purchase a New Graphics Card Want Some Input

I've never honestly owned a SLI or CF setup but from what I hear, a single card is still more stable.

http://www.sevenforums.com/graphic-cards/275602-looking-purchase-new-graphics-card-want-some-input.html