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Old 03-28-2004, 11:47 AM   #1
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I have a 250 watt power suppily at the moment and it needs upgrading bad cause i have a geforce fx 5900 which needs about 350watts. So firstly is it a simple job fitting new power suppilys cause i just had the scare of my life this morning . I was trying to fix my old pc to sell it and there was no power . So i saw the the little pieces of metal which the plug, plugs onto was bent so i straghten it and plugs it in and BOOM the whole computer just goes up in a mass of smoke. So basicly i am S**Ting it cause i have a great computer worth alot and if it does the same i will jump down the stairs . Also should i go for a 400watt or 500watt does it make a diffrence .
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Old 03-28-2004, 12:39 PM   #2
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I should go for the 500.
I don't think a grapics card would need 350 watt!
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Old 03-28-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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I says on the box . It needs an extra power cable which is attached to the powersupply . surposily the agp port does not give enough power .
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Wow; well, it is a big card! Is that not the double Port one? Giving space for the fan.

Yeah - go for a 500 Watt one. That will do it very well.
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Old 03-29-2004, 11:57 AM   #5
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it ain't double it is just one port just has an extra power plug thing . You know the power cables for hard drives its one of those.
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I have a 250 watt power suppily at the moment and it needs upgrading bad cause i have a geforce fx 5900 which needs about 350watts. So firstly is it a simple job fitting new power suppilys cause i just had the scare of my life this morning . I was trying to fix my old pc to sell it and there was no power . So i saw the the little pieces of metal which the plug, plugs onto was bent so i straghten it and plugs it in and BOOM the whole computer just goes up in a mass of smoke. So basicly i am S**Ting it cause i have a great computer worth alot and if it does the same i will jump down the stairs . Also should i go for a 400watt or 500watt does it make a diffrence .
Its not hard to fit a new PSU, ive done it many times and even on my 1st go i didnt screw anything up


And like the others have said, 500 watt will do it
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Old 03-29-2004, 01:02 PM   #7
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cheers people
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Well, I hope it works, its a nice Card!
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