Posted 22 September 2009 - 08:31 PM
I recently bought a new computer, and it comes pre-installed with 3GB RAM, AMD Athlon X2 4450e (2.3 GHz), and a integrated chipset (nVidia GeForce 6150 SE nForce 430, 128 MB Dedicated, 1338 MB Total). Since i'm starting to play some more serious games (those that require a 6600+ and 256 MB RAM..), I am considering to replace my chipset with a graphics card. However, the Radeon HD 3650 I'm interested in says it requires 300 Watts on the PSU, and I only have 250 W. I don't quite remember what brand the PSU is, but it's Input is 12.6 V and 10 Amps.
Would my motherboard fry if I installed a HD 3650? And if it doesn't, will I have any hardware issues or graphic lag?
And if this is not the card for me, are there any entry level graphics cards that are around $30-$80 that will fit into my computer? I would buy a new PSU but I want to make sure I have no options on video cards before I go ahead with that option.
Who said I couldn't have everything?