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

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


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!

Edit: If anyone could also recommend a graphics card that I could use, I'd really appreciate that too! I have one PCI 16 pin slot open, and one PCI express pin slot according to my fiancé. Thank you!

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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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It says Peak Power is 360W

Could I safely add another sata drive to it without overloading


A:How many drives on a 300W Power Supply ?

HDD's require 25 watts of power.

Go here and calculate how many watts your machine needs.
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A:Can I run this system on a 300W power supply?

Hello XboxGuy15,

I seriously doubt it. Here is a power supply calculator. There are others if you Google a bit. You will probably need something about double that.
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A:Can ATI 4670 run on a 300w Power Supply?

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A:PNY Verto G4 Ti 4200 w/ a 300W power supply?

I recommend looking at different video cards or upgrading to a 350-400watt power supply.

It might run certain programs on 300W, but it'll probally end-up shutting down your PC, or just not work at all.
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A:Nvidia 7300GT on 300w Power Supply?

Sometimes they don't fail. You just suffer through poor performance... and a failed one or inadeqate PSU can damage the video graphics card and other components. For the relatively low cost over the life of the computer, I upgrade all power supplies. However, the Dells are as tough as any... actually tougher than most by my reconning. We see perhaps 10 times as many power supplies fail for Compaq, HP, Gateway, and Sony as we do with Dell. The Dell 2200, 2300,2350, 2400, 3000, and 5000 fail much more often. We have probably replaced more Dell 2400 power supplies than for all the other Dell Dimension 4400 on up, or Optiplex, etc... and they don't put the damands on the unit since they don't have a video graphics card or a lot of fans.
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A:[HELP]May gforce 6600gt works on 300W power supply?


numan said:

upgrade my power supply to 350WattClick to expand...

Minimuim means just enuff to make it work.
Recomended means, min that'll work stable.

If you already have a 300w psu, then I'd recomend a 400w or 450w
but be sure you buy a good quality one such as.
antec etc.
Click HERE for
a good calculator that'll let you know the right wattage.
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Is your power supply one of the older ones that has the proprietary ATX connector? if so the only place I know that sells them is PC Power and Cooling.
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A:300w card running on 250w supply question?

those are estimated wattages and usually your situation will work. the problem is that if you have an OEM computer, the PSU is almost definitely of very low quality to begin with, and the ability to put out the rated wattage deteriorates with time and usage. the second problem is that you are running under watted so it may be pushing your PSU at near 100% to meet the demand. That will kill it faster as well. thirdly, if you do kill your PSU, it can take the rest of the system with it because when it lets loose it wont regulate the amount of power to the components. in most cases people are okay for a few weeks as you say, but replace it ASAP.
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A:best graphics card which would run on a 300w pow supp

Quote: Originally Posted by balltillifall

heya peeps, here is my comp which has a 300w pow supply

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A:A graphics card good enough to game with a 300W psu to run it?

I don't think there's much you can get really. On the Nvidia side there's cards like the GT430 and GT630 that require a 300w PSU. They should be able to handle Black Ops 2 and Blacklight Retribution. Not sure what there is that AMD offer. Above the GT430 and GT630 you ideally need a 400w or 500w PSU.
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A:GPU upgrade or not? (AGP 8x slot, 300w PSU)

If all you play is WoW that system should be fine. And you even said it runs perfect for you. It doesn't look like you need an upgrade if you're just playing WoW...Unless you plan on playing new games.
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A:AGP 300w psu enough

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A:What is the best gpu i can get on a 300W psu

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A:6800gs with a 300w PSU?

It will depend on the quality of the 300w psu you have. One good indicator is checking how many amps the PSU puts out on the 12v rails. You can find this information by looking on the sticker attached to the side of the PSU (open up the case and you'll see it). If you have at least 24amps or so, you may be fine as long as you don't have too many other things hooked up (other PCI cards, USB devices etc).

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A:Is it ok to replace a 300w psu for a new 500w psu.

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A:Problems upgrading PSU 300W to 350W

Power supplies are a nightmare to work with, especially budget power supplies. The hard part is, the wattage "ratings" are not standardized. In otherwords, it is very possible that your 300W PSU gives out more juice than your 350W PSU.

I don't know anything about the one you bought, but I'd say one of the following is true:

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2. Your system requires more power than the new PSU is pumping out.

What are the specs of your computer?
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Closing duplicate thread too:

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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.

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We need to know who made your system. How old is your system?
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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.

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

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A:Upgrading Power Supply and Graphics Card.

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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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Good day and welcome to the community.
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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.
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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.

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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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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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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,
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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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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
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look in the BIOS of your pc, there should be a option to configure to have more video shared RAM.

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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.

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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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Welcome aboard.

► You have a display driver update to get.

0: kd> lmvm atikmpag
start end module name
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Image path: \SystemRoot\system32\DRIVERS\atikmpag.sys
Image name: atikmpag.sys
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ImageSize: 0005A000
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► Look at your BIOS date: If possible, try to update it.

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A:Power-Supply & Video Card Upgrade difficulties

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE for a handy power supply wattage calculator.

Also, go HERE for a great article on psu`s.

Your final question regarding your dvd drives. I don`t think it will make any difference to your performance.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
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A:Upgrade Dell XPS 420 video card and power supply

gchfamily said:

Heard from others that my CPU will be a bottleneck for newer Video Cards so I honestly dont know where to start. Not sure how to figure if 1 video card is better than another one.Click to expand...

Maybe so but that shouldn't stop you from getting a better GPU than the one you currently have. Depending on the game you play (non-CPU dependent) there will be plenty of GPU upgrade room with a Q6600.

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A:S5123w Video Card Upgrade And Power Supply's

chrem88 wrote:I have the slimline s5123w PC that is currently using the onboard video card,My question is for anyone's there a video card that will fit in the PC was told by some friends that it  will probably be a low profile card.However i am not for sure what card to look at are even if the low profile card is correct.. I am also wanting to upgrade the power supply as well.However i am not able to find one that will fit in the pc case. So if u guys could assist me at all.I would be very gratefulChrem, your friend is correct.  The computer requires a low-profile video card.  However, depending on what you want to do with the computer, it is not easy to upgrade to a good card.  The size of the case makes airflow a major problem.  Frankly, Slimline models are not meant to be upgraded.  As stated, the size of the case doesn't allow for it. As for the PSU, it is difficult to upgrade without some modifications to the case.  Personally, I don't recommend upgrading the computer.
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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.

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