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Old 03-04-2006, 10:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm buying a graphic card that says a minimum requirement of 250W, and I looked in the specifications of my computer. It says 260W maximum. Should I buy a more powerful power supply, or will that be enough to support the graphic card.
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First of all tell us 3 things.

1: What kind of video card is it?
2: What kind of power supply is it?
3: how much ampage is on the 12v rails? (check the sticker on the side of the power supply under 12v)
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It is a GeForce FX 5500 256MB PCI, and the power supply came with the computer. I also cannot find any sticker on the power supply. It only shows a warning sticker.
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i assume this is your Sony Vaio?

look at the sony website, under support, it should list your PSU specs
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All I see is
Power Requirement - 260W Max
Power Source - 100-120 ~4.2A
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Good enough? or new power supply
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why are you buying that vid card?

don't risk it, if you have the money, buy a good powersupply.
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Yea I guess I'll get the power supply to be safe.
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