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H'ok so... here's the power supply..SQUARE!... ok ok ok... so to make a long story short, I give mybrother an ATI Radeon x850 Pro... he gives me a 51" RCA Projection TV. The x850 "requires" 350 watts of power... my brother's power supply's 200 watts. When I put the video card in, it starts up fine, and doesn't turn off or anything like that. I was wondering what would happen if the video card is in there for an extended period of time. My hypothesis is... that when playing a game, the computer will overheat and turn off, worse case scenario... I just don't wantto see anything getting fried beyond repair... or to the point where it needs to be repaired.


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I would just order a 350W or 400W PSU, when the card draws more power like in a game he will probably see some very strange effects best thing is to get a new psu they arent hugely expensive just get a half secent brand one not a generic, if hes got a dell they need special PSUs.
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He has a shuttle,and the shuttle PSU's are really thin
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If its a shuttle youll need to get a specail PSU for it, you can still get them though they just are a little harder to find and cost a little more, but you dont really get cheapo generic ones so theres less chance of you getting somethig that will fry his computer.
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So the thing works fine in my brothers computer, no problemns at all, but he also has this window fan that has 2 10 inch fans on the computer
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ten inch fans that must be one huge shuttle lol. think you might mean 92mm or 9cm fans.
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