New CPU on Old Motherboard HELP !
Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:50 AM
Posted 14 January 2012 - 05:00 PM
Does the Video card you are using at the moment have a 6 pin cable plugged into the end? (comes directly from the PSU to the card)
If you decide to us the GTX 550, it requires a 400w or greater PSU with 24amps on the 12v rail and 1 x 6 pin power connector.
If you install the card without confirming you have the needed power requirements, The card may not work correctly or you could damage it.
Posted 15 January 2012 - 06:40 AM
Posted 15 January 2012 - 09:30 AM
A most excellent reason to turn it into a paper weight and get a new PSU from a reputable maker. Here's the short version of my canned text on sizing up a new PSU.
Well I removed the PSU and unfortunately there is no info. on it what so ever for Who is the company that made it
Use the eXtreme PSU Calculator Lite to determine your minimum and recommended power supply unit (PSU) requirements. Plan ahead and plug in all the hardware you think you might have in 2 or 3 years (extra drives, bigger or 2nd video card, more RAM, etc.). Be sure to read and heed the notes at the bottom of the calculator page. I recommend setting Capacitor Aging to 10% and setting both TDP and system load to 100%. These steps ensure the recommended supply has adequate head room for stress free (and perhaps quieter) operation, as well as future hardware demands. Setting Capacitor Aging to 30% will provide an even nicer amount of headroom. And remember, the computer’s components will only draw what they need, not what the PSU is capable of delivering. And the PSU will only draw from the wall what the computer demands, plus another 15 - 20% due to PSU inefficiencies. Buying way too big hurts only the budget. Make sure you buy a supply from a reputable maker and that it is 80 PLUS certified. I prefer Corsair and Antec PSUs.
Do not toss this unbranded PSU in the trash. Save it for testing fans and drive motors, or just a spare for troubleshooting. I would, however, get a PSU Tester so you can (1) test it and (2) use it to simulate a load to allow the PSU to turn on.
See Toms Hardware Best Graphics Card for the Money - January 2012.
I have 160USD for a new Video card
Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:01 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 05:30 AM
Replace the GPU with the GTX or Radeon 6850
Gaming would be greatly improved.
If necessary replace the CPU at a later date.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 06:13 AM
For psu i have these options - http://www.powercolo...8#Specification
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:06 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:34 AM
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:38 AM
Edited by dark_ages, 16 January 2012 - 07:39 AM.
Posted 16 January 2012 - 07:49 AM
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