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How many watts is my power supply?

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December 30, 2013 5:53:05 PM

Hi, My mom won't let me open my computer to see what the wattage is on the power supply. This is the GFX card Im upgrading to. http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c... The computer has not been upgraded yet. It is a discontinued Dell Inspirion 545. Can anyone help?
Edit: If I need to what power supply I buy?

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December 30, 2013 6:28:42 PM

looks like around 300w and i believe the card calls for 350w.i would put a little more psu (400-500w) if i was you. but if your mom wont let you open up the computer to see what psu you have,how are you going to install the new graphics card?lol
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December 30, 2013 6:31:56 PM

The most common PSU in that family is 300w. And yes you will need a new power supply. I would go to a 400, for that card.

Also I wouldn't recommend buying that card in general, especially from dell. For the same exact card, you can get it for $34.99 at newegg. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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January 3, 2014 6:20:07 PM

CLOSED I went to my computer store and im getting my pc cleaned up and installing a new gfx card.
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