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Video Card For 300w Max Power Supply


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#1 Londonchris

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:22 AM

I have established now that i need an AGP card for a 8x/4x slot.
I also only have a 300w power unit.
Thanks to those who gave me some card options which depend on my 12v rail details :thumbsup:
So as a final attempt to figure out my best option i list the info found on the power unit .....

Ac input:200-240v,4A,50hz
Ac output:300w
+3.3v-20.0A(org),+5v-30.0A(red),+12v-13.0A(yel)
+5v-2.0A(purp),-5v-0.3A(white),-12v-0.8A(blue)
Fuse Rating:6.3A,250v~(+3.3vp+5v=180w max)

This all means nothing to me,and really appreciate if i could get a final verdict on what card/s i can run without any hassle.
I don`t expect any WOW factor,just an improvement on a via sg3 unichrome onboard thingy.

Many thanks for all your help :flowers:

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 12:46 AM

An X1600Pro should do you fine. Maybe a 7600GS.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 01:35 AM

usually you can never go wrong with a better powersupply, but that should work, just remember that larger power supplies means more voltage for your cpu and other devices, and though it will use more power and has the possibility of creating more heat, it's usually worth it.

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Posted 13 September 2006 - 02:46 AM

You only have 13 A on a single 12V rail. That will be a problem. Even the energy conservative 7600GS uses over two amps from the 12V rail. It is likely that without a power supply upgrade you won't be able to get any graphics card upgrade.
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