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Old 04-28-2006, 02:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 200 watt MAX ?

I've done a search but I coulnd't exactly find an answer to this :

If i have a 200watt 12A@12V microATX power supply unit, what is the strongest Video card i can run??

I have a 9600XT model in there (8xAGP) and wondering is there a theorietically better for me ?

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Old 04-28-2006, 04:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
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umm i didnt even know they made 200 watters.. so umm dont think you coudl do much better but im not sure

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Old 04-28-2006, 05:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not really a choice for me,

I have an old p4 3.0ghz northwood..thats the power supply it came with lol.
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I would suggest purchasing a new PSU.
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:54 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah that would be the best move.

But just for a FYI or outta curiosity then ... is there anything beyond a 9600XT that can run on a 200 watt safely and well ?
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:32 PM   #6 (permalink)
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You could go for a 9800, but that wouldn't be a worthwhile purchase. Upgrade the PSU, the CPU should be fine for another while.
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Old 04-29-2006, 12:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mmm i dont think anything over that 9600 XT should really be run on that PSU. But yeah, new PSU!
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Old 04-29-2006, 02:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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is this by any chance a dell or gateway computer?
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PSU calculator:

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defenitely need a new PSU, you would be using around 260W...

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