My Onboard video card sucks (as do most on board video cards) so I am researching video cards, I do some gaming (Second life mostly) Sims. I'd like to get into a bit more of gaming, but need a good graphic card. (I'm not going to spend more then 120 for a decent one.. I have the one I want pretty much decided on the graphic card Diamond Radeon HD 4650 - 1GB GDDR2, PCI Express 2.0, CrossFireX, (2) Dual-Link DVI, S-Video, Video Card 4650PE1G at TigerDirect.com
I also run graphics editing programs such as Paint shop and Coral draw. (though more into Coral Draw these days then Paint shop)
my motherboard specifications: Motherboard Specifications, IPIBL-LB (Benicia)*
and thinking of getting this power supply:
PC Power PPCS500 Silencer 500-Watt Power Supply - PCI-Ex-Ready, SATA-Ready, 80PLUS at TigerDirect.com
I got the following e-mail from HP
input voltage: 100-127v/8A
maximum output wattage - 250W
Power Supply is any standard ATX PSU
If you wish to upgrade the Power Supply of your P,C you can upgrade the Power Supply for the PC to a Maximum of 400W. However I would also like to inform you that, HP doesn't have any tested information for the Power Supply of the PC's beyond 400W.
These specifications are recommended by HP in order for the smooth functioning of the Computer. It is possible to install the High voltage Power Supply if the Power Supply meets the dimensions and number of pins specifications. However, the motherboard and chipset should also support higher voltage, and it has to be tested before installing the high voltage Power Supply. To check whether the motherboard and chipset supports high voltage Power Supply, I recommend you to visit the nearest HP Authorized Service Provider so that the technician tests the motherboard and provide you the maximum possible upgrade information.
NOTE: It is strongly recommended to test the motherboard and chipset before installing the high voltage Power Supply.
Will the power supply work for this computer?