Need New PSU for Gateway for gaming Help Me
I have a Gateway GT5228 and I need to find a new PSU that will run a Geforce 7600 GTS. I have a 300 Watt now that is running an AMD 4200 X2 2048MB DDR2 a 250GB SATA DVD Drive and a Geforce 6600 PCI-E card(I put it in a month ago to replace craptacular 6100). Will my 300 watt PSU be able to run a 7600? If not what is a cheap upgrade that will run it and that will fit my form factor. I have heard that Gateway uses a special connector that connects to the motherboard that will prevent me from using a non OEM PSU. Is this true? I dont care if upgrading voids my warrenty.
Thanks a million.....
Thanks a million.....
I think your current PSU is fine, it is only a few watts more than your current setup.
mark84 @ atomicmpc.com.au forums "]7600 GT _________}}}}}}}}} 36W ²
7600 GS _________}}}}}}|' 27W ² (underclocked GT)
6600 ____________}}}}}}|' 27W ² (GDDR2 model)
Let's see how it looks...
eXtreme PSU calc"]System Type: Single Processor
Motherboard: Regular - Desktop
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ 2200 MHz AM2 Windsor
CPU Utilization (TDP): 100% TDP
RAM: 2 Sticks DDR2 SDRAM
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT
Video Type: Single Card
IDE HDD 7200 rpm: 1 HDD
DVD-RW/DVD+RW Drive: 1 Drive
56K PCI Modem: Yes
Front Bay Card Reader: Yes
Regular: 2 Fans 80mm;
Motherboard, keyboard and mouse: Yes
PSU Utilization: 100 %
Total: 231 Watts
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Yea not much room for upgrades but don't forget there are dedicated GPU PSUs that should fit in that unused 5.25" bay, so that's another option to help assist your 300w unit
Thermaltake W0099RU 250W
Quote:Sorry to be ther bearer of bad news here but a new PSU isn't going to work. Gateyaw PCs us propriatary parts. Meaning the motherboard and PSU are of there own design. SO they are not compatible with standard ATX motherboards and PSUs. Though the power connectors look the same it isn't. You will end up destroying the motherboard with a new PSU. Your best option would be to buy a new motherboard and a PSU. Though it seams this will be out side your budget.
That simply isn't true. I personally own a gateway, and installed a new 500W power supply in it. I even emailed gateway tech support, and they gave the power supply i bought the O.K.
To answer the original posters question, the 300W power supply you have should work pretty nicely with the 7600GT, as long as you don't have lots of other peripherals connected. Some 7600GT cards (the PNY one i think?) only recommend 300W anyways, so you should be fine.