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I just purchased a graphics card, and I know that my computer can hold it. However I need to get a different power supply, bec

I just purchased a graphics card, and I know that my computer can hold it. However I need to get a different power supply, mine only has 240 Watts. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125452 This is the graphics card I purchased but I cannot find the Pin type on here. I need to know what pin connectors I would need on my power supply in order to make this work.
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    I don't think that card requires any external power, it takes it's power from the PCIe bus. Any good PSU 300 watts or above should work.
  2. Jeremy_8 said:
    I just purchased a graphics card, and I know that my computer can hold it. However I need to get a different power supply, mine only has 240 Watts. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125452 This is the graphics card I purchased but I cannot find the Pin type on here. I need to know what pin connectors I would need on my power supply in order to make this work.


    doesn't need any

    just plug it into the pcie slot, that's it


    it is such a low power card ( 29w ) it will likely work with your current power supply
  3. Thank you very much for your responses. Greatly appreciated.
  4. A GeForce GT 610 needs 16 amps on the 12v + rail and a 300 watt power supply , no additional PCIE power connections are needed.

    Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 29 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x HDMI. GeForce GT 610 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/821/geforce-gt-610.html

    It may even run on your current setup.

  5. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    A GeForce GT 610 needs 16 amps on the 12v + rail and a 300 watt power supply , no additional PCIE power connections are needed.

    Being a single-slot card, the NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 does not require any additional power connector, its power draw is rated at 29 W maximum. Display outputs include: 1x DVI, 1x VGA, 1x HDMI. GeForce GT 610 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface.
    https://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/821/geforce-gt-610.html

    It may even run on your current setup.



    Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E8500 @ 3.16GHz
    Manufacturer Intel
    Speed 3.2 GHz
    Number of Cores 2
    Video Card 1 Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
    Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
    Dedicated Memory 64.0 MB
    Total Memory 1.7 GB
    Video Card 2 Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
    Manufacturer Intel
    Chipset Intel(R) Q45/Q43 Express Chipset (Microsoft Corporation - WDDM 1.1)
    Dedicated Memory 64.0 MB
    Total Memory 1.7 GB
    Memory 8.1 GB
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 10 (build 10240), 64-bit
    Service Pack 0
    Size 64 Bit
    Edition
    Display Maximum Resolution 1366 x 768

    This is a basic run-down of my system at the current time. I am attempting to do more work to it but at the moment I just need a graphics card somewhat better than my current. Let me know if this changes anything or if it sheds more light. Thanks again!
  6. Almost any video card will be an improvement over what you have. Considering the age of your system and your PSU, I might look for a GTX 750Ti that doesn't require external power.
  7. But if I get a different Power Supply it should be ok right?
  8. You may not need it, but Nvidia recommends a 300 watt PSU.
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