Hey all, I've got a fairly old setup and have just acquired a GTX470 GPU. The Nvidia website says it requires 550W and my current PSU is only 430W. I was wondering if 550W is a definite requirement or just more of a recommendation, and whether it would be safe or not to upgrade GPU with the smaller power supply until I can upgrade to a larger one in a few months?
Any info would be greatly appreciated
System is currently: Board: Gigabyte GA-EP43-DS3L CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E8500 Graphics: Nvidia 9600GT RAM: Corsair Dominator 2GB DDR2 x4 PSU: Thermaltake XP550 NP (430W)
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