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Old 10-11-2006, 03:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Sapphire Radeon X850XT 256MB power supply

i am thinking of buyinf Sapphire Radeon X850XT 256MB for my computer, but my pc has only 305w powersupply. will that be enough. if not, can you guys recomend some other graphics. i have a pentium 4 with ht, 1 gb of ram,

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Old 10-11-2006, 09:48 PM   #2 (permalink)
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305w isn't going to power much at all. If you want a good graphics card, you are going to need a new PSU.

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Old 10-12-2006, 08:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Your PSU should be able to handle that card, please post your system specs or you can visit this site to check your wattage usage:

If you look at my specs in my sig below, it only uses 274 watts, but as stated, a more powerful PSU would be best in the long run.
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Probably 400W would do you good.


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