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Old 07-14-2009, 05:44 PM   #1
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I want to upgrade my graphics card but i only have a 200W power supply and i cant find many that take that low of a current. I am thinking of getting a new power supply that has more power, but where do i start and how do i know if its compatible with my computer and is it worth it to upgrade my power supply for a graphics card. I have a Dell Dimensions 2400 with a PCI connection for a new graphics card.
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It should be ATX. I did a search and couldn't find much, but it apperas to be in an ATX case, and it is a somewhat recent model. You do need an upgrade though if you want to put in a newer graphics card.
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It should take a standard ATX power supply. There really isn't a wide selection of PCI video cards worth getting at a decent price. It looks like your best bet price/performance wise would be a HD 2400 Pro. They can be had for as low as $55 on Newegg. You'll need at least a 300W power supply to run it properly.

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So the ATX power supplies shound fit where my other one was

And does the amount of Watts going into the graphics card make a difference.
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Yes, the amount of watts is how much power it is able to supply.
500 is the norm for newer desktops.
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If your video card doesn't receive enough power, it could cause your games to crash or no signal going to your monitor.
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