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GTX 650 Graphics Card Compatibility Query

I am looking forward to buy a new graphics card.
My system config. is as follows :

(i) Intel Core 2 Duo E7500, 2.93GHz (Wolfdale)
(ii) 3 GB DDR2 RAM
(iii) 320 GB HDD (SATA)

(iv) CD/DVD/DVD+RW drive
(v) PLANNING TO ADD - Gainward Geforce gtx 650

I have a PSU of max wattage 250 watts.

Using MSI Power Calculator I calculated that when all of the above stated components(including the graphics card) would run at their maximum potential, the total power consumption would be nearly 220 watts

Will my computer be able to support this graphics card ?
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  1. don't trust the calculators. the same graphics card from evga says it needs a minimum of 400 watts. so no.
  2. phil_livesey said:
    don't trust the calculators. the same graphics card from evga says it needs a minimum of 400 watts. so no.


    I have also checked the max wattage of all the components indivisually from their websites which are nearly same as mentioned by the calculator.
  3. http://www.geforce.co.uk/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gtx-650/specifications

    Minimum System Power Requirement (W)4 400 W

    it's the same for the gainward one, so trust the manufacturer, rather than a online wattage calculator, which aren't even accurate.
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    ok but understand this OP if a power supply says it is a 250 watt and is say 75% efficient it can only sustane 187 watts and if you run at this max all the time it will not last very long and will run very hot. We are not trying to cruch you plan it is not a good idea to do this400 and 450 watt power supplies are very cheap $50 range for a good one..

    Thent
  5. thently said:
    ok but understand this OP if a power supply says it is a 250 watt and is say 75% efficient it can only sustane 187 watts and if you run at this max all the time it will not last very long and will run very hot. We are not trying to cruch you plan it is not a good idea to do this400 and 450 watt power supplies are very cheap $50 range for a good one..

    Thent

    Ok ,I'll change the Power Supply Unit. But my computer is a Dell Inspiron 545s (it has a slim cabinet ). Please give me a list of PSU's which would be cheap and easily fit to my cabinet.
    Also My PCI - Express Version is 2.0
    Will the GTX 650 (PCI-E 3.0) fit in my slot ?
  6. AAA, why you mentioned that you have slim version in the end, you got bunch not correct advices - first you can not fit just any video card, and you can not fit just any power supply, ugh.

    And no replies for 4 days, next time don't click solved until it is solved.

    If you still there let me know, we can fix it.
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