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Old 04-27-2006, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default New video card on crappy power supply

Im wondering if my computer will be ok if i dont get a new power supply. Looking to get a 128mb PCI (not pci-e) video card but the problem is my power supply is a whopping 160 watts. Getting a new power supply seems like to much of a hassel since the case is some micro gateway crap. And im just not sure on what if even any power supply will fit.

Looking at these cards:

Think i can get by?

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Old 04-28-2006, 06:51 AM   #2 (permalink)
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buy the PCI card and see I expect it will be ok.

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Old 04-28-2006, 02:05 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Im thinking the same thing. How many watts can a little ol pci card use anyway...
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