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ASUS GeForce 8400GS on a HP Pavilion a6417c

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My question is can a ASUS GeForce 8400GS work on my 250 watt psu in my HP Pavilion a6417c?
Here is what was on the side of my 250 watt psu.

Bestec
Model: ATX-250-12Z
INPUT: 100-127V~6A, 200-240V~3A 50/60Hz
BST ATX 250-12Z D7R

OUTPUT 250 W MAX

+5V & +3.3V 165W MAX. +5V % +12V 218 MAX.

Here is the link to the gpu I want to buy:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/300886432315?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

I also want to know if PCI-Express 2.0 is backwards compatible with PCI-Express 1.0 b/c my motherboard only has a PCI-Express x16 1st Gen slot. Please reply quick as I am planning to buy a ASUS GeForce 8400GS.
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  1. Best answer
    Should work just fine. The graphics card shouldn't draw more than what the PCI-E slot provides and the PSU should be able to handle it. PCI-E slots/cards are backwards compatible. A PCI-E 2.0 graphics card will work in a PCI-E 1.0 motherboard slot.

    -Wolf sends
  2. Wolfshadw said:
    Should work just fine. The graphics card shouldn't draw more than what the PCI-E slot provides and the PSU should be able to handle it. PCI-E slots/cards are backwards compatible. A PCI-E 2.0 graphics card will work in a PCI-E 1.0 motherboard slot.

    -Wolf sends


    Okay, one more quetion, I have an Amd Athlon 64 x2 4800+ (Dual-Core @ 2.5 Ghz)

    If I do buy this GPU, do you think I can play a game called Killing Floor at least up to 30 FPS+?
    Also what games do you think I can play smoothly w this GPU?
  3. Dont buy that gpu, it wont play games at all. There are better options for your machine.
  4. chrisso said:
    Dont buy that gpu, it wont play games at all. There are better options for your machine.


    Better options? Like what? If so, it will have to be able to play smoothly w/ my 250 watt psu.
  5. The gt640 KEPLER can handle games at medium settings and resolution, and the 7750 is faster still, both will run on a 250w supply. Both are available with short brackets.
  6. chrisso said:
    The gt640 KEPLER can handle games at medium settings and resolution, and the 7750 is faster still, both will run on a 250w supply. Both are available with short brackets.


    Are you sure they both run on a 250w supply? Cause Imma get my ass whooped if my computer dies.
  7. Looking at your pc, you dont need the short brackets.
  8. i got that card for 10$ in tigerdirect store few month ago, for my movie box, it plays Blue-ray fine, and simple games like bejeweled and zuma, poker,
    it works fine in micro case with 200watt power supply it's very low power basic card
  9. chrisso said:
    Looking at your pc, you dont need the short brackets.


    I am talking about if those two GPU's will fry my computer components.
  10. What windows are you running?
  11. duxducis said:
    i got that card for 10$ in tigerdirect store few month ago, for my movie box, it plays Blue-ray fine, and simple games like bejeweled and zuma, poker,
    it works fine in micro case with 200watt power supply it's very low power basic card


    Are you talking about the ASUS GeForce 8400GS? Man, I can't tell whether you are being sarcastic or what.
  12. chrisso said:
    What windows are you running?


    Windows 7 Home Premium.
  13. And you still have the 4400+ amd athlon twin core in it?
  14. chrisso said:
    And you still have the 4400+ amd athlon twin core in it?


    I still have the AMD Athlon 64 x2 4800+ Dual-Core processor in it, yes.
  15. Fine. give me a min.
  16. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125468

    This card maxes out at 49 watts. It is pci-e 2 compliant, not 3, and the bus bandwidth is 64 bit not 128, so it is most likely to be compatible with your older pc. You can do better if you change the power supply, this is a ten minute job and requires the same level of skill as changing a graphics card.Further down this list is an asus version, which is also good.
  17. chrisso said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125468

    This card maxes out at 49 watts. It is pci-e 2 compliant, not 3, and the bus bandwidth is 64 bit not 128, so it is most likely to be compatible with your older pc. You can do better if you change the power supply, this is a ten minute job and requires the same level of skill as changing a graphics card.Further down this list is an asus version, which is also good.


    I know you have been searching this up and stuff, but i really do not think it will run on my crappy old ass 250w.
  18. chrisso said:


    Oh yeah, and all of them are out of my budget so uhhmmmm yeeaaah that is the GPU i wanted to buy was not so great and $40.
  19. We calculated this would go in a hp slimline case and run on 220 watt HP O.E.M. power suplly.
  20. chrisso said:


    I just want to LAN party on simple games such as minecraft, when my friends come to my house.
    I already used up all my money for my Gaming Rig which consist of a GTX 660 GPU, an i7-3770 CPU w/ 16 GB's of RAM @ 1600 MHz.
  21. chrisso said:
    We calculated this would go in a hp slimline case and run on 220 watt HP O.E.M. power suplly.


    I just want to LAN party on simple games such as minecraft, when my friends come to my house.
    I already used up all my money for my Gaming Rig which consist of a GTX 660 GPU, an i7-3770 CPU w/ 16 GB's of RAM @ 1600 MHz.
  22. http://www.cpu-world.com/CPUs/K8/AMD-Athlon%2064%20X2%204800%2B%20-%20ADO4800IAA6CS%20(ADO4800CSBOX).html

    Processor = 65 watts max.. gpu = 49 watts max . system power (everything else) 40.
    Power factor losses +20%
    You even have a little headroom.
  23. Then buy the 8400 and point out you already have a gaming rig next time.
    ;#} You Wally.
  24. In fact, buy a 2nd hand 7600 gt. Should cost 15$. 38 watts.
  25. chrisso said:
    In fact, buy a 2nd hand 7600 gt. Should cost 15$. 38 watts.


    Uhm, is this card better? and can you find me a link like from ebay that costs under $40?
  26. chrisso said:


    Let me be more specific. Um, a buy it now link? I am not old enough to bid yet. Also can you find me a new condition of GPU under $40? Really sorry for asking you for all this crap.
  27. you wont get a new car that will half decently play games for $40. That is the whole point. You want a card that will display games on a monitor weather it is lan or mmorpg
    or single player you need 3d calculation. It costs money. You can buy out of date tech like a 7600gt 2nd hand, or you can buy a new card for 40 that will run crap.
  28. chrisso said:


    I kind of actually want the retail box, and also do not want a used one. Sorry, but I am picky as hell. Also at the end of all this I promise I WILL choose you for best solution.
  29. Sorry, read my edited post above.
    see ya.
  30. chrisso said:
    you wont get a new car that will half decently play games for $40. That is the whole point. You want a card that will display games on a monitor weather it is lan or mmorpg
    or single player you need 3d calculation. It costs money. You can buy out of date tech like a 7600gt 2nd hand, or you can buy a new card for 40 that will run crap.


    http://www.ebay.com/itm/EVGA-NVIDIA-GeForce-7600-GT-256P2N615TX-256-MB-GDDR3-SDRAM-PCI-Express-x16-/111256279533?hash=item19e76419ed

    What about that one?
  31. Hate to rain on everyone's parade, but the I really don't think the 7600GT is going to run on an old 250 watt power supply (recommended minimum 350 watts). Not to mention that Windows 7 drivers for the 7xxx series NVidia cards are almost a year old; suggesting that support has ended.

    Stick with your original 8400gs idea.

    -Wolf sends
  32. Wolf, the 7600gt only used 38 watts(never mind what nvidia recommended 8 yrs ago) and his chip only uses 65. The current windows 7 drivers are still good, I still have a 7600 in a spare machine.
    http://www.codinghorror.com/blog/2006/08/video-card-power-consumption.html
    If I wasnt sure it would run I wouldnt have recommended it.
    The last driver update for my 3850 was 2011, you can choose that or legacy drivers. It doesnt mean you cant get them. Dont get to wet, join the parade.
  33. If anyone cares at all, or if you guys are going to get a notification at all, here's the update:

    Got a new MSI Motherboard with an Athlon x4 740k on sale with the GTX 660 that was in my Main Gaming PC since I got the ASUS STRIX 970 for my main setup.

    Its weird to see how much I have learned about making PCs over the past year, and I am now cringing at how dumb the comments I left were.

    Here are the links to the parts :
    Motherboard : -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813130747
    CPU : -> http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113329
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