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Old 06-03-2008, 06:42 PM   #1
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I was wondering if I would need to get a power supply. I have an HP a6460t and I am interested in getting this 8800gs video card. I was wondering if i need to get a different power supply. The current power supply is 300W. Some people have told me i need to get a better power supply and some people have told me i need to upgrade.
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:49 PM   #2
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That video card has a pci-e power cord, i wouldnt even attempt at trying that with a 300 watt hp power supply.

Try to look for a video card without a pci-e power cord. you will still be pushing it but it'll work. for example: GeForce 8600GT
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That video card requires at least a 400W power supply with 22A on the 12V rail. So you will need to get a more powerful unit.

I would suggest getting the FSP Group ATX400-PNT 400W ATX12V V2.2 Power Supply for $35.99, or for a bit more, the SILVERSTONE ST400 400W ATX 12V 2.2 Power Supply for $46.99.
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Old 06-03-2008, 09:08 PM   #4
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That video card has a pci-e power cord, i wouldnt even attempt at trying that with a 300 watt hp power supply.

Try to look for a video card without a pci-e power cord. you will still be pushing it but it'll work. for example: GeForce 8600GT
So if i were to upgrade to that card, I wouldnt need to get a different power supply I could just just hook it up to the computer and it would work
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Yes i am running a Geforce 8600GT right now. and my dell power supply (my dell is a E5150) is worse than your hp. Ran crysis at max for like 6 hours straight no problems.

If i were you i would get a 8600Gt instead of the 8800gs. its cheaper, you wont have to buy a new power supply and its only 5 frames slower than the gs .
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Yes i am running a Geforce 8600GT right now. and my dell power supply (my dell is a E5150) is worse than your hp. Ran crysis at max for like 6 hours straight no problems.

If i were you i would get a 8600Gt instead of the 8800gs. its cheaper, you wont have to buy a new power supply and its only 5 frames slower than the gs .
So i can get one of those 8600gt's from newegg.com and they will fit on my computer and i wont need to get a different psu, also how hard is it to change a video card. The only thing that have changed in a computer is ram.
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No you wont need a new psu, just put it in the slot and your good
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