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Can My Psu Support My New Video Card?


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#1 chowman

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 05:27 PM

Hey!

I just bought a new video card, an EVGA GeForce 6200 256MB (or something like that).

Unfortunately, when I opened it and read some stuff in it's box, it says that the minimum power requirement is 300W...and my Sony Vaio PCV-RS620G's PSU is a mere 296W...

When I read my computer's specifications, it says Power Requirement: "Min. 266W 100-120V 4.7A (50/60Hz)" Power Management: "ACPI 1.0 Compliant"

Should I go ahead and install it anyway? I have my Vaio opened up right next to me, with the old card out, and the new card ready to be installed

Should I go ahead and do it anyway? Or should I buy a new PSU?

Thanks a lot =]

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#2 Sneakycyber

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Posted 20 September 2008 - 07:31 PM

Get a larger power supply. You could cause major damage to the computer or the new card. Neither of which would be covered by a warranty. You will want to choose a good power supply that has a min of 2 12v rails rated at a total of 30 watts. Those found here are perfect choices from good manufactures. All have 2 12v rails and they are all rated above 30 amps. The Rosewill is the least expensive but its a good brand. I have 2 of them personally and I have used several in computers that I have repaired all using Nvidia PCI-E cards.

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