Need help with a Graphics card upgrade

Hello everyone!

I am going to buy a Radeon 7770 but I am having some problems it says I need a minimum of a 500w PSU but mine is 425-450w (Cooler Master)Do you think I will be running into problems also my specs are

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L
CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz 2.27 GHz
RAM: 4GB DDR2 Memory
Video Card: (Currently using a Radeon 4650)

I can only afford a Radeon 7770 do you guys think I will be having problems with the specs I already have? Help will be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks.
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  1. Which Cooler Master PSU is it? Which model?
  2. eegan said:
    Hello everyone!

    I am going to buy a Radeon 7770 but I am having some problems it says I need a minimum of a 500w PSU but mine is 425-450w (Cooler Master)Do you think I will be running into problems also my specs are

    Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L
    CPU: Pentium(R) Dual-Core CPU E6300 @ 2.80GHz 2.27 GHz
    RAM: 4GB DDR2 Memory
    Video Card: (Currently using a Radeon 4650)

    I can only afford a Radeon 7770 do you guys think I will be having problems with the specs I already have? Help will be greatly appreciated!!

    Thanks.



    You will probably have issues with it since you better meet that wattage requirement
    Also your cpu and ram are rather slow so you might end up bottlenecking
  3. Cooler Master GX 450w
  4. Also I have a Aywun 500w Power supply but I don't use it because it isn't a very trusty brand.
  5. eegan said:
    Also I have a Aywun 500w Power supply but I don't use it because it isn't a very trusty brand.


    stick with the coolermaster anyway, you dont wanna burn your pc :)
    You might get away with the PSU you have now but i would really recommend getting another one, corsair has some really good and not very expensive psu's with 750 -850w
  6. The Cooler Master GX 450W is an okay PSU for the price. It should handle your system.
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