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does my 400watts power supply can handle gts250 1gb? need help pls,thanks in advance!

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October 31, 2013 7:01:10 AM


my current sytem on the list below:

motherboard intel DG41 775
processor e8400 core 2 duo (with regular hearsink on it)
ram memory 2gb 800 transcend + 2gb 800 kingston
harddisk wd blue 320gb
video card gts 250 gigabyte 1gb
power supply 400 watts (brand) absolute (model) akp4000 2.2

I have no fan coolder or whatsoever bec my cpu casing is open since i have it
on a mounted wall in my room.

I want to know what component to upgrade bec games like bf3,ac3
and other games/applications were taking longer loading compare to what i have before,

i have e4500 as my processor before and 9500 gt for my gpu,

thanks in advance techies :) 
a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
October 31, 2013 7:03:34 AM

The minimum power required for a GTS 250 is 450W, so you will need to upgrade your PSU. I recommend going up to a 550-600W to give yourself some room to grow later on.
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October 31, 2013 7:08:10 AM

thanks for the answer, so does this mean that my psu is the one causing my games and some programs to load longer? kind a strange to me,
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
October 31, 2013 7:14:47 AM

It could be, since your components may not be getting enough power to run at their full potential. The more devices that need power at one time, the less there is available for each, and gaming requires a fair amount of power for each device since they're working harder than for most other stuff.
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October 31, 2013 7:22:41 AM

gotcha! thanks but btw last question,maybe u can also tell me if theres gonna be a big difference on this,
im planning to upgrade my heatsink to this http://www.tipidpc.com/viewitem.php?iid=25578125 ,

im gonna spend link $20 for that,bec i currently have the stock fan on it..is it worth it?
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