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Old 02-23-2006, 11:18 PM   #11
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Default Re: 250W PS with a Radeon x700 Pro

Maybe it's just the gas fumes that Chevron uses...haha...
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:30 AM   #12
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Most PSU's are for ATX motherboards, so it should work.
I have a AMD 3000+, 512MB, 160GB HD.
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:41 AM   #13
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Just get something like this:

Antec TRUEPOWERII TPII-430 ATX12V 430W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103928

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COOLER MASTER Real Power RS-450-ACLY ATX12V 450W Power Supply
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171001
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:42 AM   #14
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Ok, so a fan like this:

http://www.circuitcity.com/ssm/Mad-D...oductDetail.do

Should be ok?

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And another thing. My current video card is integrated, so will I have to disable the integrated card before installing? Or can I just install the card without disabling the itegrated card?
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Old 02-24-2006, 12:50 AM   #15
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Most newer cards should automatically take over the precedence of the integrated video. In case it doesn't, yes, disable it in the BIOS. Try installing it first to see what happens.

That power supply is ok, if that's what you want. For that price, I would go with something bigger.
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Old 02-24-2006, 10:43 AM   #16
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Default Re: 250W PS with a Radeon x700 Pro

How do I know if that PSU will work?
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:44 AM   #17
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ok, I'm new to computer hardware and installing new hardware. My current power supply is 250W and I'm looking to buy a new video card (ATI Radeon x700 Pro). But, the card says a 300W power supply or greater is recommended.

If I install the card with my 250W PS will it even work at all? Or will I have to dish out some extra money for a new PS?

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Radeon X700 PRO requires 300W PSU. You have a 250W. OF COURSE YOU NEED A NEW PSU!!!
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:15 PM   #18
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Radeon X700 PRO requires 300W PSU. You have a 250W. OF COURSE YOU NEED A NEW PSU!!!
I'm already getting a new PSU. How will I know what will work and what wont?
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will 430-450 watts be ok to power an athlon 64 3200, nvidia 6600, 1 gb ram??
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yes, that should be fine. But PSUs are always about the wattage. You want high Amps on the 12V rail. New computers are dependant about the 12V rail and not so the 5V rail anymore.

EDIT: Isnt this in the wrong section? Mods, please move it.
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