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Will this PSU be able to run on my desktop?


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Kunta Kinte

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I am planning to replace my current 300W PSU for a better 450W PSU.

http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

My desktop is an 'hp a6010n' with the ATX-300GU. The reason I'm buying the new PSU is to upgrade to a higher wattage and be able to use my newly bought graphics card to its fullest potential. My graphic's card is this :

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814500147

I'm just curious on if I can run my graphics card with the 'Raidmax Rhino Panther 450W ATX Power Supply' that I'm going to buy tomorrow. Please tell me if the power supply is good enough to run my graphics card with max settings with phsyx enabled. I want to be able to play modern games like Left for Dead 2 and Modern Warfare with max settings and phsyx enabled. Please reply. Thank you.
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To answer the actual question, yes, that power supply could power your system, but I wouldn't let it near a computer of mine. Raidmax is not a quality PSU manufacturer. I'd recommend this 400W Corsair PSU instead.

However, no matter what PSU you have powering your 9500GT, the fact remains that it is a 9500GT. It's a lower end mid-range video card. It will not be able to play every new game maxed out. If your goal is to run new games maxed out, you will definitely need a better graphics card, and more RAM and a faster CPU would be advisable too. Your HP system really isn't meant to be a gaming powerhouse.
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Thanks for the advice. I was looking through for more available PSU's and I came across a few. I was wondering if any of these are able to run my Zotac Geforce 9500gt well. Another question is if the amount of wattage affects the performance of the graphics card? Here are some PSU's I found :

http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

http://www.frys.com/...CH:MAIN_RSLT_PG

Which one do you think is going to be the best for my graphics card to run on? Thank you.
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Yes, all of those could run your 9500GT, but the 400W Corsair I recommended earlier is a better PSU than all of them, and it's cheaper (after mail-in rebate). Fry's is a US store, so therefore I'm going to assume you are in the US. As such, you should be able to order from newegg.com without issue, and I would recommend doing so.

Excess wattage has no effect on the performance of a graphics card. If you don't have sufficient power, your system may freeze or crash, but having a PSU with more wattage capacity than you need will not make your graphics card perform any better.
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