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#1 The John™

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:12 PM

So I want to upgrade my video card, admittedly its solely for the purpose of video games - but who cares! Anyway, I still have an AGP slot motherboard so I'm bound by that restriction first and foremost. I've found a few cards on newegg that would really do the trick, but as I read the reviews they all say, "Requires at least a 450Watt PSU with one 12 volt rail for each 4-pin molex connection." Cards are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102071
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814161071

This is my power supply: http://www.antec.com/specs/true480_spe.html and what I want to know is... do I meet the specs for the video card in terms of power, specifically rail amperage? I just traced all the rails out of my power supply and it would appear that I have two 4-pins that aren't going anywhere at the moment, so I should be golden - right?

Thanks, in advance.

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:43 PM

I believe it should be good. The X1950's not as power hungry as the XT or XTX. Antec make sturdy Power supplies. As long as your computer is filled wiht a bunch of hard drives and other power using stuff. I think you'd be safe.
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