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New GPU...advice on PSU please


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ibizaGTi

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Hi Guys.

looking for a little bit of advice with regards to a graphics card i'm thinking of buying.

I have been offered a good deal on an ATI Radeon X1650 PRO card (details here, but i am unsure whether i will be able to use the card with my current PSU.

My PC is a Packard Bell iStart 1369, details here, although I have upgraded to 2gb RAM and a 360gb HDD.

I am looking to upgrade from my current onboard graphics, as i am wanting to run a dual minitor set up.
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Axelion

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Sometimes GPU pulls more power from what it should be.
400 watts PSU is enough :)
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That's great, thanks for the info!

so is my PSU 400watt? I couldn't really tell from the info, as I didn't really know what I was looking for.

Thanks,
ibizaGTi
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I did not know how much watts your PSU has. The site doesn't seem to include the information either.
Go to their support center and ask the information on the PSU.

Another option for you, I won't recommend you to do this but you can open the case and take a look at the side of the PSU, see if you can find the label and find that says "Max Output Power". If you can't find the label, it could be on the other side which you won't be able to see unless you plug off all the cords and unscrewed the PSU out the case.

Edited by Axelion, 17 November 2008 - 07:33 PM.

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