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But I don't know how to do the maths - the cards info seems to talk about Hz and the motherboard power talks about watts......
Graphics card require power, and if you need a bigger power supply is a exercise in mathematics
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Edited by JPHarvey, 18 April 2007 - 04:48 PM.
Posted 18 April 2007 - 07:40 PM
- there are zillions of 'em here in Oz, but the Kiwis may not fare as well JPHarvey, thanks for the links - I know where I can get it (locally, and cheaper than in those links, as it happens ), all I'm trying to find out now is whether my computer has enough power to install it without drama.
I know pickings seem slim. I got a friend that lives in NZ
I think that my question now boils down to - is the one I am looking at a "low end" graphics card and will it install without drama on my computer which has 150 watt power supply (I think)?
Low end graphics card will work comfortably with power from the motherboard (i.e. the ATI X800 GT)
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Posted 19 April 2007 - 12:10 AM
Well, I would if I could find the information - where have you got it from? I've looked up various manufacturers' sites but can't find where it says. I also found a site which said that the power draw is 17 watts, which isn't much..... but I don't know what the rest of the computer's "gizzards" use.
Ouch! you need a new power supply for any graphics card if your supply is only 180 watts. for that card , 300 IS MINIMUM. always go with the manufacturers recommended minimum.
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