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Old 07-26-2009, 12:38 PM   #1
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I have a Dell Optiplex GX270 compact computer with a 160 watt psu. Can my computer run this video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814102829 without a PSU upgrade?
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Old 07-26-2009, 12:57 PM   #2
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i doubt it would be a good idea to use that card in your PC with a 160W PSU even if 160W is enough, because a 160W PSU is really small in the first place, so you should just upgrade it anyways.
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Hmm.. Ok, the only other PSU I can find to fit the computer is a 210W, how would that work?
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Well, that video card will not work in your system. You'll need an AGP type card. The motherboard does not support PCI Express.
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Ah ok, thanks a bunch Atomic Rooster.
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This is about the best you can do with your current power supply: ECS GeForce 6200 256MB 64-bit DDR2 AGP 8X . It's really not too much better than your on-board though.
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Old 07-26-2009, 02:15 PM   #7
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Hmm... Ill look into that. If I were to upgrade my psu to a 210W, then what video card would be best?
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Newegg does have a low profile HD 3450 AGP, but I'm not sure if it will run on 210W.
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maybe dumb to ask....
but why is a 210W PSU all that will fit?
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:31 PM   #10
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Because the computer is compact and nothing else will fit.
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