Originally Posted by foothead
The x1300 I posted will work, and is most likely your best bet. PCI 8500s are extremely hard to find nowadays.
That card says it needs a 300 watt power supply. Are you sure that will work on 150 watts? Will I be pushing it to the max if I had this card? I just hope in the long run my power supply won't burn out because of this card. I do see that they sell the same power supply for this machine when I type the model number of my PC but they cost $60 so it would cost me alot if I have to replace the same power supply just becaues the video card used too much power. I' am in a very limited budget so I want to be very sure that something like the X1300 will work. Have you tested a higher end card like this on a system that has a power supply that was like around 150 watts?
I mean if you know forsure this card will work then that would be great but I just need to make sure. Don't want to push it too hard though.
Originally Posted by dude_56013
Pay attention to your own thread. Man.
Oh so there is a power supply that will fit on my machine and that has more watts. I thought that my power supply was specialy made for this machine only.
But even if I didn't upgrade to 350 watts would it of still worked with 150 watts?