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Old 12-19-2008, 07:23 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello , im new to this forum and well i need some help :happy:

Ok so im thinking of replacing my graphics card to The AMD ATI X1300 PRO 256 Mb card and well it requires a 250W and my computer is only 200W power supply and was not wanting to buy another power supply. Any ways my computer is a dell, i bought it back in 01-02 I was really thinking it might work with a 200w as ive read elsewhere. If you could help thank you.

Dell Dimension 8200
1Gb Rhombus RAM (or Rhambus , i forgot)
200W Power Supply

Any help is Appreciated , Thank You
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if the psu has the right connector for it then it should work. but 200w is pushing it.
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if the psu has the right connector for it then it should work. but 200w is pushing it.
What connector o.o , And if i try it, will there be any chance my computer will mess up?
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you are getting the AGP version, correct? it does not need any extra powr from the psu so 200 watts might power it but you are cutting it close.
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uhh k thanks , yeah i dont think it needs the power as im researching it atm , but i just dont want my computer to screw over for being cheap and not buying a PSU first. Would you know if it would?
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it would hinder the performance of the card, that's about it. or it could put so much of a load on the psu that it could overtax it and kill the psu
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uhh K Thank you for your help , i think i should buy another psu first , or since ima buy another one just try using it ^^
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this is a very good psu if you are on a budget.

Newegg.com - Antec earthwatts EA380 380W ATX12V v2.0 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies
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Thanks , but the thing is my dad doesnt want me to get a higher wattage , because it costs too much i guess ,the bill anyways.. thanks anyways
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pshh, that 200watt psu probably uses more eletricity than that antec earth watts. it's 80% efficient. he wont notice the diff in the electric bill with that psu.
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