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AMD R7 250 on a generic 300w PSU

Will it run fine? I have a Pentium Dual Core E5800 and 3 GB of RAM currently. If you need more info, please say.
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  1. zamio said:
    Will it run fine? I have a Pentium Dual Core E5800 and 3 GB of RAM currently. If you need more info, please say.


    Unfortunately, Your PSU wattage is not enough to power the card. You would need at least a 400 watt PSU at least that is what is recommended. You can try it on a 300 watt but I can't promise it would work. It'd be pushing it
  2. May or may not work but may risk all of your components.
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    Recommended PSU size is always high, here is a review showing total system load being less than 200watts so I believe it will work http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-240-and-250,3717-9.html just like there is many happy users of the HD7750 running on 300watt PSU's
  4. Priva said:
    zamio said:
    Will it run fine? I have a Pentium Dual Core E5800 and 3 GB of RAM currently. If you need more info, please say.


    Unfortunately, Your PSU wattage is not enough to power the card. You would need at least a 400 watt PSU at least that is what is recommended. You can try it on a 300 watt but I can't promise it would work. It'd be pushing it


    Anonymous said:
    Recommended PSU size is always high, here is a review showing total system load being less than 200watts so I believe it will work http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r7-240-and-250,3717-9.html just like there is many happy users of the HD7750 running on 300watt PSU's


    Yeah, I went there and checked it out. Seems like the parts they used will draw a heck of a lot power than me, seeing as they have SSD's and an i5 that has a 95w TDP. So, yeah, think I will go for R7 250. Thanks for bothering to spend your time to research for me!

    Edit: Oh hang on, I just checked out my PSU, and it has a range of up to 240V but the very max is 300w. I imagine this doesn't change anything?
  5. Hey, i've a system like yours. have you had any problem with the R7 250?
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