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Old 10-04-2008, 08:20 PM   #1
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Default I need help on power supply information.

I have a s3521p Slimline PC and I found that it has a 160watt power supply. And this being the case I can not run the EVGA GeForce 8500 GT Video Card which I found needs at least 450watts on a 32bit system. I have a 64bit system. I am assuming I'll need more output with a 64bit system. (that's a guess) And down to my question. I need to upgrade my power supply and I'm wondering what I would need to know to upgrade it. And what wattage should I be looking for? Also the power supply runs REALLY hot and I'm hoping (and assuming) upping the output will let it run cooler. I keep a fan on it constantly but where the fan doesn't hit its toasty there.
If anyone has any thoughts I would appreciate the feed back. Thanks.
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:06 PM   #2
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Default Re: I need help on power supply information.

The EVGA 8500GT only requires a 300W power supply. So you should look for a quality PSU with at least 350W. Any of the newer power supplies are equipped with internal cooling fans that keep them cool.

For your system, the Antec Basiq BP-350B 350W Power Supply would be plenty. Plus, you can't beat the quality and price of only $9.99!
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Old 10-04-2008, 09:44 PM   #3
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Default Re: I need help on power supply information.

Oh ok 300. Sorry. I read that 450watt thing somewhere. Thanks though!
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