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Psu And Video Cards

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#1 Moathais


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Posted 28 December 2006 - 03:24 PM

I've got a Radeon X1650PRO 256MB GDDR3 coming in the mail. I just recently found out that the recommended PSU is 350W while my PSU is rated at 300W, should I be worried? And is there any alternative to getting a new PSU, really don't want to buy one for 50W of current... Also I might upgrade my processor and I was wondering which things have to match up. (Does CPU FSB have to match chipset FSB and stuff like that.) Thanks :thumbsup:

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#2 Klinkaroo


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Posted 28 December 2006 - 05:27 PM

You're going to want to upgrade your psy. Your psu won't put out enough juice to keep that beautiful card running at top speed.

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 10:12 PM

You should definetly get a bigger power supply.

Also, Besides matching the FSB when looking for a processor the pins have to match up also. Another thing to watch for is just because it has the same amount of pins and same FSB it might not be supported. Like some motherboard support Pentium D and core duo, but not core 2 duo. So if you can look up the information yourself or post what kind of motherboard you have someone here could probably help you out.
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#4 Archer-of-Death


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Posted 29 December 2006 - 01:39 AM

Get a 450-600 watt. You don't want to have to keep upgrading your power supply while you're upgrading your computer more. (processor+video card) plus maybe even if you end up getting a new motherboard and a whole new upgrade computer, you won't need a new psu!

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