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Old 05-28-2004, 07:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question power supply

All i have is the crumby 250 watt power supply that came with my pc. Is it totally neccessary that i upgrade my power supply before i go get an X800 video card?

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Old 05-28-2004, 07:34 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would encurouage it very much, especially with your system specs, it's time for a psu upgrade of at least a 350w good name brand psu. I have an antec, and i'm not quite sure what other psu's are good, i think thermaltake's are good.

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Old 05-28-2004, 09:38 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, definitely upgrade. When running multiple harddrives and CD-roms it is often that they will consume most of your power. I had a friend blow a 400w PSU while running 4HDs at once. But when it comes down to actually running the X800, you will most definitely need to upgrade your PSU from 250.
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