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If I get a new graphics card, do I also need a new PSU?

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December 19, 2013 1:51:28 PM

Here is my current rig:
Motherboard: M3970AM
CPU: AMD FX-6120
RAM: 10gb PC3 12800MB/SEC
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7750 (To Be Upgraded)
HD: 1TB @ 7200RPM
PSU:550w

The card I'm upgrading to is a Asus Gefoce 760. Do I hve to upgrade my PSU along with my GPU?

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December 19, 2013 1:55:00 PM

whats the make and model of your psu?
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December 19, 2013 2:01:16 PM

It's a Ultra LSP550 550-Watt
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December 19, 2013 2:07:41 PM

your power supply meets the minimum power requirements, so you will be able to use it. but it is a low quality unit, and i would not trust that to power my system. i would replace it with a decent unit from a reputable manufacturer.

this is a decent unit for the price, you might be able to find it cheaper elsewhere.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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December 19, 2013 2:23:51 PM

+1 daswilhelm.

The computer should start and working in windows and web browsing.
But when playing games you might get BSOD, freezes and lag because of the low quality cpu.
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December 19, 2013 3:27:49 PM

jbreese99 said:
Here is my current rig:
Motherboard: M3970AM
CPU: AMD FX-6120
RAM: 10gb PC3 12800MB/SEC
GPU: XFX Radeon HD 7750 (To Be Upgraded)
HD: 1TB @ 7200RPM
PSU:550w

The card I'm upgrading to is a Asus Gefoce 760. Do I hve to upgrade my PSU along with my GPU?


Hi - The other posters are correct about it being a lower quality PSU. However, your system needs 30 +12v amps
and your PSU is rated for that amount, so you should be OK if the PSU can actually deliver it's rated specs,
and I'm not too confident of that

However, if you can afford to upgrade the PSU you should do so. Or start saving to that end.

Decent quality 550w PSU's will have approx 40 +12v amps, yours has 30 - not a good sign.

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