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Old 11-10-2008, 12:25 AM   #1
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Default A New Power Supply?

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Computer:
Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU
E2160 @ 1.80GHz
1.80 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM
Physical Adress Extension"

And, I get this from "System Information":

"OS Name: Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version: 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
System Type: X86-based PC
Processor: x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1799 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date: Phoenix Technologies, LTD v5.03, 2/18/2008
Available Physical Memory: 1.35 GB
Total Virtual Memory: 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory: 1.96 GB
Page File Space: 3.84 GB"

This from dxdiag's Display tab:

"Name: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip Type: Intel(R) GMA 3100
DAC Type: Internal
Approx. Total Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Display Mode: 1440x900 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor"

And, finally, this from dxdiag's System tab:

"...
System Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
System Model: KJ389AA-ABA SR5433WM
BIOS: v5.03
...
Memory: 2038MB RAM
Page file: 607MB used, 3322MB available
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
Hi, guys. It's me, again.

I'm about to receive an NVIDIA GT 8600:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc..._-text-_-#spec
http://www.evga.com/products/moreinf...1-AR&family=23

Though... I just realized the possibility, upon looking at the 2nd site, that my power supply won't be enough wattage. I think it may only go up to like 250W (please, someone say I'm wrong). I know a new power supply would probably be a better idea regardless, but I'm poor (and cheap).

Can I still run this graphics card with my current power supply?

If not, can someone tell me the reprecussions of trying to run it, anyway?(Because, God knows, I will try )

Or... recommend a good, cheap one?
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:03 AM   #2
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Default Re: A New Power Supply?

It would be pushing that 250W power supply, but you could always try. The worse that would happen is that you wont get a signal to the monitor.

Here's a decent quality PSU for cheap: ePOWER ZU-400W. It has plenty of power for your setup.
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Old 11-10-2008, 02:39 AM   #3
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Default Re: A New Power Supply?

the second site recommends you should have a minimum of a 400W power supply

so you should probably just go buy a cheap one like the one in atomic roosters post
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Old 11-10-2008, 03:11 AM   #4
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Default Re: A New Power Supply?

I think I'm going to try, anyway.

I may aswell by a $40 PSU, though, since the $20 one doesn't have free shipping; so, ultimately, they'll cost the same, anyway.

Edit: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817101034 I think I'm going to go w/ this one.
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Old 11-10-2008, 04:45 AM   #5
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Default Re: A New Power Supply?

I Wouldnt try,i have heard of people mobo's being fried when under-powered.
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Default Re: A New Power Supply?

yeah you probably want to get a new PSU. but like they said above, the worst that can happen, your computer simply won't power on or your video card won't run. You can't damage anything in your computer.
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Old 11-10-2008, 10:36 AM   #7
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Alright. I ordered the one I linked above. I'm going to run the (apperently slight) risk that my mobo. will fry and plug in my graphics card, anyway, just to check it out.

Thanks again for your help, guys. You're always saving my ass.
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