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Old 01-08-2008, 09:03 PM   #1
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I have a HP Pavilion. Pretty much everything in it is as it came, but i just got a 3850 Radeon 512MB video card. My current PSU puts 300W. I don't really trust this, so i got a cheap, 700W for future use and upgrades. But just to make sure.. it wouldnt be safe to run this on 300W right?
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Old 01-08-2008, 09:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: Im pretty sure but..

300W is kind of low for newer computers. I haven't kept up to date with the lastest and greatest but I never trust the PSU's companys give you in prebuilt computers. Half the time they are cheap.

Personally when I didnt know what the voltages ment on the PSU's I went by weight. Generally the lighter the PSU the cheaper it is becuase the cooling fins are small. Heavy PSUs have heavy duty coolers and tend to be better.

Someone please correct me if i'm wrong.
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Default Re: Im pretty sure but..

I'd say wait .. and if you do run it with the 300 dont OC, or play any games until you get the 700
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I wouldn't even try and tun it on a 300watt PSU. Wait till the 700watt comes just to be safe. It may run with the 300 but it will probally crash gaming or run really slow since its not going to get enough power.
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yeah just dont stress anything until ur 700w. BTW are u forced to use it? like u dont have a vid card now
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yeah just dont stress anything until ur 700w. BTW are u forced to use it? like u dont have a vid card now
was a pain in the ass to install, its HUGE in my mini tower

just gonna use the slow comp for 5 or so days
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