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Old 04-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently running a Regular Intel Quad Core and a 9500GT atm. I read from somewhere while i was checking my computer now, that I have a 350Watt Powersupply, I am trying to run a 4870, is that possible?
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Nope.

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Expressģ power connectors recommended

ATI Radeon™ HD 4800 Series - System Requirements
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Default Re: Minimum Power Supply Watts needed to run my desired GPU?

it's really not about the watts, but about the amps on the +12v rail.....for that i would say a minimum of 40-50amps which is usually found on 500+ watt PSU's
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Alright, is there any upgrades I can do to the GPU other than a 9600GT? My Cod4 isn't faring to well with the 9500 GT.
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yes you can upgrade you psu and run the 4870.
Assuming your computer can run it.

What are your computer specs?
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4G of DDR2 800 MHZ speed
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I meant GPU upgrades to the max of my PS without killing it.
a 3850 wiwll do?
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We really neewd to know your psu Amps.

Its on the lable of the psu, inside the comp case.
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Default Re: Minimum Power Supply Watts needed to run my desired GPU?

You could use a 9600GT, an HD4670, or even, possibly, an HD4830. Even the 9600GT or HD4670 can max out CoD4.
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Check the amps on the side or from the model number. That matters more than the wattage.
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umm, i can provide minimal info
I have an already built Vostro 410?
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