Recently I tried installing an ATI Radeon X1800xt 512mb video card in an HP media centre TV PC. What I didn't realize was that the PSU in the computer was a crappy 300w. I blew the fan in the PSU, however everything else still works fine.
My question is what should I look at getting watt wise on a PSU? I have a 450w in an old computer that I could grab, however I am not sure if that would be sufficient.
I would like to be able to use the video card now for the interim until I can get a new PSU. So would the 450w PSU suffice to allow me to use the card?
CPU: Intel C2D E6300 1.86ghz
RAM: 2gb PC4200 DDR2
The mobo is an ASUS, not sure of model.
The computer itself is an HP Pavilion Media Centre TV PC model M7650N.
I need the video card in order to have WoW: tBC run smoothly, so I am sort of desparate at the moment.