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bob39

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Hello, I was thinking of buying the XFX GeForce 9600 GSO Video Card soon,

http://www.tigerdire...p;Sku=P450-9616

and I noticed that it said that i needed a 400 watt power supply minimum to run this card. I have a 300 watt power supply, but i don't think that a graphic card would need 400 watts to run. Could you guys please tell me if I will be able to run this card on my computer if I bought it. Thanks

My Computer:

PSU Company: Bestec
Model #: ATX- 300- 12Z

Processor: Athlon 64 X2 (W) 5000+ 2.6 GHz

Current Video Card: GeForce 6150 LE (built into motherboard)

Hard drive: one 400 GB Sata hard drive

memory: 2 GB memory installed (1 GB x2)

CD/DVD drive: 16X DVD(+/-)R/RW 12X RAM (+/-)R DL LightScribe SATA drive

For more information, you could search for my computer. The brand and model number are listed below.

Computer Brand: HP
Model: m7750n

Thanks for your help.
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makai

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While I don't know if your computer can run this card with a 300W PSU, it's always better to have at least what's recommended.

However, what I really wanted to post is to let you know that while Buy.com sometimes has good prices, they are normally more expensive than other places. The same card can be purchased from Newegg at a significant savings. I compared the cards by name, but please make sure its the exact same one on both sites.
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