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Could somebody please help me find out the if these two cards use about the same amount of power? I have a 375W PSU, which I will replace eventually. But I need a new card NOW. here it goes.
The one I use right now is the Nvidia GeForce 7300LE. I want the Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT. Can I use it without getting a new PSU?
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Depending on which variation of the 8600GT you buy, some of them require their own power connector and adaptors, and not all the cards come with the adaptor you need. But realistically 375w in this day and age even for a 7300LE is a shade over the recommended minimum for the card alone, never mind anything else you've got plugged into the system.
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