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GT 430 on 250 Watt Power supply will it work?

hi guys i want to buy a gt 430 (i can buy an ati 6450 but not for games ) so i have a low tdp processor max TDP 65w a geforce 210 (again low end gpu) 2 sticks of 800mhz ddr2 ram and a dvd/cd rom that's all
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  1. witch powersupply?
  2. What psu do you have? I don't think I've ever actually seen a real 250w. (500w bad ones that work like 250w I'm not counting :P)
  3. it came with my barabone asus pc it just says 250 in the site is rated 300 but on the sticker it says 250 and peak 300
  4. i wouldnt trust it tbh any budget for a new psu?
  5. Any link to it? I've actually never seen an asus barebones pc either lol.

    The 430 doesn't use much power, I'm wondering if it'd work, even if the PSU was only really 150w.

    Can you look at the PSU and look for a model or at least some information about the +12v rail?
  6. Here's one that will do the job if your on a budget.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply ($19.99 @ Micro Center)
    Total: $19.99
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  7. Well, that's if the OP has the $ for a new PSU; I'd certainly recommend it if possible.

    The 430 looks like it only uses around 50w
    http://www.ocaholic.ch/modules/smartsection/item.php?page=1&itemid=519
  8. blackbirds suggestion is good. i mean 20$ is good :D
  9. For those specs it's the perfect suggestion
  10. CPU

    Intel® Xeon 3110 3GHz 6MB L2 Cache, 1333MHz FSB
    Chipset

    North Bridge: Intel G31
    South Bridge: Intel ICH7
    Memory

    2GB DDR II
    Support max. 4GB
    Expansion Slots

    1 x PCI
    1 x PCI-e x 16
    The chassis supports PCI Express x 16 cards with 192 mm x 19 mm or smaller dimensions only.
    Please note that VGA Card size limitation is up to EN9500 series and EN8600 series currently.
    Graphics

    Intel® GMA 3100 integrated
    IDE

    1x ATA 100
    S-ATA

    3 x SATA II
    LAN

    10/100/1000 Mbps
    Audio

    ALC888S
    Azalia 8 Channel
    Dimension (mm) W x H x D

    175 x 290 x 360
    Drive Bays

    2 x 3.5" (Internal)
    1 x 5.25"
    Front Panel

    1 x 6-in-1 Card Reader (CF, Mirco Drive, MS, MS Pro, MMC, SD)
    1 x Headphone
    1 x Microphone
    1 x IEEE 1394 (4pin)
    2 x USB 2.0
    Rear Panel

    1 x D-sub
    1 x IEEE 1394 (6pin)
    1 x Line-In/Line-Out(Front L/R)/Mic-in
    1 x Back Surround LR/Side Surround LR/Center LFE
    1 x PS/2 Keyboard
    1 x PS/2 Mouse
    1 x RJ45 LAN
    1 x Serial Port
    1 x S/PDIF-out (Coaxial)
    4 x USB 2.0
    Power Supply

    Peak 300W (PFC)

    that's all i got IMPORTANT: the cpu is not xeon its a pentium dual-core e 5200 socket 775
  11. A GeForce GT 430 needs 22 amps on the 12v rail and a 350 watt power supply , get the one I linked above , a killer deal.
  12. It could be.

    But we also don't know if OP is from the US or not. That EVGA could easily be unavailable for him. Considering that they are buying a very old GPU, I'm wondering that myself.

    Guess we just wait for an answer :)

    Edit: well seeing the build, looks like probably is from the US.
  13. whats ur budget and country of origin?
  14. i don't have the budget ...i recently bought a tv and the gt 430 is only 20 bucks (euros) the cheapest quality psu starts from 70euros
  15. PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: EVGA 430W 80+ Certified ATX Power Supply (€34.91 @ Amazon Deutschland)
    Total: €34.91
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available


    Or a SEASONIC model.

    PCPartPicker part list / Price breakdown by merchant

    Power Supply: XFX ProSeries 450W 80+ Bronze Certified ATX Power Supply (€47.90 @ Caseking)
    Total: €47.90
    Prices include shipping, taxes, and discounts when available
  16. i live in france and im 15 ;x the stores are way too far /.. my parents are busy
  17. So where are you getting the gt 430 from?

    If you have the graphics card in your house, just try it. That's just me though.

    Your CPU is around 50w, that gpu is around 50w. Worth a try. :)
  18. jaraldo said:
    So where are you getting the gt 430 from?

    If you have the graphics card in your house, just try it. That's just me though.


    a pc proffesional he gives his components the psu was already bought :x he has only the gpu and ram left i have to get it fast because he said if theres another who wants it he'll sell it
  19. might as well try it nothing to lose i suppose

    but id warn against it up to u
  20. If you can get it for free, go now! lol
  21. so should i buy it and give it a try ? are you sure?

    ty TOM's HARDWARE
  22. If he will let you try it, then I would try it.

    how much does he want for it?
  23. jaraldo said:
    If he will let you try it, then I would try it.


    i already a asked him he is scared that if it doesnt work it will fry the gpu
  24. hehe well that's the end of that. :P It's the safest option (without knowing the rails), but I think you still had good chances to make it work.

    What games do you usually play?
  25. jaraldo said:
    hehe well that's the end of that. :P It's the safest option (without knowing the rails), but I think you still had good chances to make it work.

    What games do you usually play?


    i play League of legends everyday but im going to buy gta 4 saint row 2 and the new plants vs zombies (the one thats like CoD)
    + idc about graphics i just want smooth gameplay
  26. hmm, well it's hard to say. If you don't have much $ right now, it's probably best not to risk it.

    If the graphics card ended up being too much for the PSU, you might have no computer and that really sucks :(

    Your computer is very old as it uses IDE drives as well as DDR2 memory. You run XP/vista?
  27. jaraldo said:
    hmm, well it's hard to say. If you don't have much $ right now, it's probably best not to risk it.

    If the graphics card ended up being too much for the PSU, you might have no computer and that really sucks :(

    Your computer is very old as it uses IDE drives as well as DDR2 memory. You run XP/vista?


    LOLLOLOLOL NO!i have a 7200rpm sata drive and im with windows 7 ultimate LOL windows xp limits my framerate in xp i have 80-100 in windows 7 120-150
  28. lol, I guess I got tricked by this from your post :ouch:

    Quote:
    IDE
    1x ATA 100
    S-ATA
    3 x SATA II


    How much ram do you have? 2x2gb?
  29. jaraldo said:
    lol, I guess I got tricked by this from your post :ouch:

    Quote:
    IDE
    1x ATA 100
    S-ATA
    3 x SATA II


    How much ram do you have? 2x2gb?


    2x1gb = 2gb
  30. Well, that is why I wondered. I should have been more specific :P

    I meant "your computer came with xp/vista?"

    2gb of ram makes windows 7 really slow. I was asking all these questions because maybe instead of buying a new gpu, you can buy some newer motherboard+apu.

    The integrated graphics will be much better than what you have now. Even if it's something old like FM2 AMD socket, or a 1156 socket. Just an idea.
  31. jaraldo said:
    Well, that is why I wondered. I should have been more specific :P

    I meant "your computer came with xp/vista?"

    2gb of ram makes windows 7 really slow. I was asking all these questions because maybe instead of buying a new gpu, you can buy some newer motherboard+apu.

    The integrated graphics will be much better than what you have now. Even if it's something old like FM2 AMD socket, or a 1156 socket. Just an idea.


    i dont really know but when i first saw it it was with win7 it did not had any xp or vista stickers just and INTEL DUALCORE sticker dat's all i know i used to have vista from a friend in games no fps change but i think win7 is good the 32bit version the x64 pc freezes sometimes when lot of apps opened i keep windows 7 with full aero effects and no freezes no lags its all good
    the question is should i test the gt 430 or i go safe with ati 6450 (i really want more performance i paly league of legends at lowest settins and 1024x768 resolution i want to have league of legends running at my natve resolutions and boost the setting from very low to low-medium
    Thanks for the help toms hardware

    and for the apu its costs 240euros motherboard plus apu AMD - A4-4020
  32. Any GPU will be better than integrated graphics. (You never said anything about 6450!!! :P)

    Go with the 6450 100% ;)

    You have any other cards you can get?
  33. jaraldo said:
    Any GPU will be better than integrated graphics. (You never said anything about 6450!!! :P)

    Go with the 6450 100% ;)

    You have any other cards you can get?


    a gt 610 and a gt 240 and a r7 250
  34. What's the price of each?

    I think the r7 250 is the best out of them all, the 610 might be a close 2nd.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2028351/amd-250-generic-300w-psu.html
  35. To be honest, it's quite odd. When I searched for the gt 430 on a 300w PSU, I got many threads saying not to try it.

    Yet I check the r7 250 and get many recommendations to try it :S
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1837912/radeon-series-power-consumption.html

    I'm beginning to think the 430 would have very easily ran on your system lol. Of course keep in mind there is always a risk with a bad PSU.
  36. DUDE! the person said he has another psu its a HKC usp 3430 or smthing like that its a 430w with 22amps on the 12v rail will it work? he sells it at 10 bucks my budget is 35 should i get it?
  37. I'm not very knowledgeable on them since they are a brand from europe. But from what I read, I'm not sure what to think :s (They seem old too)

    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/281049-28-power-supply
    http://www.jonnyguru.com/forums/showthread.php?t=8807

    I can't find your exact brand, so it's hard for me to know. Maybe you can find some french review of it :)

    The rails might be good for such a low card. I'll see
  38. You know, after reading a few threads I think you can try this. It's going to be better than the 300w you have now.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2142305/upgrading-250.html

    I'd try it :)
  39. here are the specs of the HKC from the site
    Productname: USP-3430
    Package: Retail
    Case dimension: 150 x : 220 x 198 x 95 mm
    Certificate: CE, FCC, ROHS, TUV
    NetGrossweight: 18,5 kg
    Fan speed: Control function inside
    Fan: 12 cm silent fan
    Maximum power: 430 W
    Efficiency: 75 % at full load
    Protection: Over Load / Over Voltage / Short Circuit
    Noise level: Under 20-25 dB
    MTBF: >100K hours at 70% of full rated load
    Applications: Intel Pentium 4, Intel Celeron D, Intel Core 2, Intel core 2 Duo, Intel Core 2 Extreme, AMD Athlon 64 X2, AMD Athlon 64, etc.
    Operating temperature Operating temp: +10 C~+50 C
    Output voltage +3.3V + 5V + 12V - 12V + 5VSB
    Maximum 26A: 38A 22A 0.8A 2.0A
    Colour: ORANGE RED YELLOW BLUE PURPLE
    Hold-up Time: 16.6 ms at full load & normal input voltage
    Inrush Current: 75A(PEAK) for 115 Vac/150A(PEAK) FOR 230 VAC
    Power connector: 1x 20+4 pin(sleaved),2xMolex,1xFDD,1xP4,4xSATA,
    1xPCI-E
    Power cord: Yes
    Passive PFC: Yes
    Version: 2.03
    Pieces per pallet: 320 pieces / 10 pieces per carton
    Measurements pallet : 1,00 x1,20 x 2.10 m
    Weight per pallet: 605 kg
  40. Like I said, I'm sure this is better than your other power supply.

    You have 22A on your +12v which is actually not bad and from what I read it should be good.

    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    Look at the difference between the r7 250 and the r7 250CF (croissfire)
    50w difference between them, so one r7 250 = 50w. Your CPU is 65w. There is no way in hell it will even be above 150w for your whole system with this card.

    As long you can fit the power supply in your case, get it and the r7 250.
  41. Best answer
    you might want to edit that first swear word a bit more lol

    Yeah that sucks he sold them. X-(

    Going by this
    http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm
    It looks like the 610 needs less than the r7 250x even. Only 300w requirement. I would try it.

    Lol
    http://www.geforce.com/hardware/desktop-gpus/geforce-gt-610/specifications

    Maximum watt for the gt 610 is 29w.......with your CPU added in to, you whole system will barely use over 100w. GET IT :P it's your best option right now.
  42. profanity is not allowed on the forum please read the rules
  43. iceclock said:
    profanity is not allowed on the forum please read the rules



    i know but he pushed me out of the rails
  44. ok im getting the gt 610 tomorrow and i will give the geforce 210 for my brother will it bottleneck a athlon 3500+? he wants to play minecraft his 8400gs is overheating running at 110 degrees wtf i know it will die on 120 summer temps are coming
    thanks for the help Toms Hardware

    peac,lov
  45. even so u gotta keep the respect here :)
  46. iceclock said:
    even so u gotta keep the respect here :)



    Sorry :) i have another problem i have a thread with no answers and i found the solution myself already. i want to delete the thread can you help me?
    link- http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/id-2201710/root-mess-recover.html
  47. you can pm an admin and they will close it
  48. Enjoy the better graphics card :)

    As for your brother and bottleneck, it might, it might not. People have used them together so I think it should be ok.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1753801/good-gaming.html
  49. jaraldo said:
    Enjoy the better graphics card :)

    As for your brother and bottleneck, it might, it might not. People have used them together so I think it should be ok.
    http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1753801/good-gaming.html


    now im with the gt 610 NO PROBLEMS!!! i got like 60+fps in league of legends i dont know why but when i lock the framerate to 60 fps my eyes hurt :((( how can i fix that

    and one more thing where can i pm an admin
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