PSU requirement for ATI Radeon HD 5450

My current PC build is as follows !

pentium 4 @ 3 ghz with HT
2 HDDs
1 GB ram
PSU : iball LPE223-400
(+3.3v-25A | +5v-32A | -5 V-0.3 A | +12v-17 A | -12v -0.8A)
i know this build is very old and crapy but i will be buying laptop in near future.
so i want to buy a new graphic card for time being. I searched and liked this entry level card (AMD/ATI Radeon HD 5450) link : http://www.flipkart.com/powercolor-amd-ati-radeon-hd5450-1-gb-ddr3-graphics-card/p/itmd5vrzwe6g9qry?pid=GRCD5VRZZ9URJFXD&ref=50aa7310-0f76-453e-9927-a9f3de4fd663
i dont know my PSU wattage rating. some say its 250W and some 400W.
will my PSU be sufficient for this card ? i am on a tight budget ! are there any card which will run on this psu or i'll have to upgrade it
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  1. Give us your PSU brand and model. You can see it on the Sticker on the PSU itself. Also, what is your current video card?
  2. If your psu is of 400w then it will run with no problem, but you won't be able to power an external gpu with 250w psu. So I guess you should check by yourself or ask some techie friend.
  3. Shneiky said:
    Give us your PSU brand and model. You can see it on the Sticker on the PSU itself. Also, what is your current video card?


    PSU brand iball model number LPE223-400
    sticker readings says (+3.3v-25A | +5v-32A | -5 V-0.3 A | +12v-17 A | -12v -0.8A)
    i dont have any external video cards . i do have ati radeon xpress 200 inbuilt mobo graphic card which is as good as nothing!
  4. St0rm_KILL3r said:
    If your psu is of 400w then it will run with no problem, but you won't be able to power an external gpu with 250w psu. So I guess you should check by yourself or ask some techie friend.


    thats the only confusion i am having! i searched the internet and some say that it is 400w and some say its only 250w !
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