Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2005, 07:42 PM   #1
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 132
Default Help with a power supply

I just got a computer that comes with a 305 Watt power supply and I'm planning on getting a XFX PVT45GUDF3 Geforce 6800GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card which recommends at least a 350 Watt supply. Should I bother ordering a power supply and if so should I get a cooling device with it? Is there any danger of overheating if I get a power supply over 400 Watts?
__________________

fetus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 07:45 PM   #2
In Runtime
 
Satori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 268
Send a message via AIM to Satori Send a message via MSN to Satori Send a message via Yahoo to Satori
Default Re: Help with a power supply

Unless your PC runs incredibly hot, there shouldn't be too much of a problem. You should, of course, bother to buy it because I doubt that card would work without it.
__________________

__________________
Awesomeindustries.net
Satori is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 07:48 PM   #3
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 132
Default Re: Help with a power supply

Oh yeah and If I happen to get a 350W supply and I get a cooling device also; will I need to get a higher power supply to compensate for the cooling device?
fetus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 07:48 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,690
Default Re: Help with a power supply

A 305 watt power supply?? That is a strange figure there. If you are going to be getting a newer graphics and it recommends that you use a certain wattage or better for a power supply then my suggestion is to do that. It elliminates any possibilities of failure when you meet the requirements as suggested.
If you are concerned about the power supply overheating, don't be. The manufacturers design a cooling system and it is built in that is more than adequate to keep it cool.

Be sure to that your new power supply will fit your new system as that 305 seems a bit off then it may be special built and will have to be replaced with only certain replacements because of proprietary measures from the manufacturer
lurkswithin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 07:50 PM   #5
In Runtime
 
Satori's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 268
Send a message via AIM to Satori Send a message via MSN to Satori Send a message via Yahoo to Satori
Default Re: Help with a power supply

Quote:
Originally Posted by fetus
Oh yeah and If I happen to get a 350W supply and I get a cooling device also; will I need to get a higher power supply to compensate for the cooling device?
Probably not.
__________________
Awesomeindustries.net
Satori is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2005, 11:39 PM   #6
In Runtime
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 132
Default Re: Help with a power supply

Quote:
Originally Posted by lurkswithin
Be sure to that your new power supply will fit your new system as that 305 seems a bit off then it may be special built and will have to be replaced with only certain replacements because of proprietary measures from the manufacturer
Oh yeah! shite..It's a dell computer...does that mean I'll be unable to use this thing?
__________________

fetus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:25 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0