7600 gt help power supply

I have a Dell dimension C521 and its very small, so I am limited in video cards and was wondering what kind of video cards I can use.

I have a 280W power supply and was wondering how much power does the
XFX PVT73GUGF3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card take?

I talked with a dell representative (INDIA) and he says it should work with my computer but I don't think he knows what hes talking about.
Please Help!!
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  1. if you are talking about this card? then it's too big for the case....there is a low profile(half height) 7300...but it's not nearly as fast there is also a x1600 pro....faster but still no where near the 7600gt. Just make sure if you do go for any card that it at least comes with the low profile bracket.

    newegg.com - low profile video cards

    As for the power supply...please list its specs(off the label +3.3 +5 and +12 amps please...as they can give it allot of 3.3 and 5 and little 12...or they can pump up the 12 and cut back the 3.3 and 5) as i do not see it anywhere on dell's site or google
  2. It says on the power supply. Thanks for the help. Almost forgot, I'm looking for a video card that I can play games with.

    INput:
    100 - 120V ~~ /6A 50 - 60 Hz
    200 - 240V ~~ /3A 50 - 60 Hz

    Output:
    +5V === / 15A MAX -12V === / 0.5A MAX
    +5(FP) === / 4A MAX +3.3V === / 10A MAX
    +12V === / 16A MAX

    Combined power on +3.3V and +5V not exceed 108W.
    Max continuous total DC output power shall not exceed 280W.
  3. Actually 16A should be enough for that card. Now the question is will it fit? Check the dimensions of the card and then compare them to the PCI-E slot. It looks like (from the pics on Dell's website) that length wise the 7600 GT will fit... but it's the height that worries me.
  4. the height is about less than 4 inches if im reading my ruler right.
    And are u talking about the 7600GT? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150185

    If so, how many watts does it need?

    This other 7600 GT is what I really want, but it says it needs 350W.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143049
  5. Quote:
    the height is about less than 4 inches if im reading my ruler right.
    And are u talking about the 7600GT? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150185

    If so, how many watts does it need?

    This other 7600 GT is what I really want, but it says it needs 350W.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143049


    To my knowledge, no 7600GT regardless of manufacturer requires a separate power connector to the PSU. My EVGA KO does not. It derives all power from the PCI Express 16 bus. The wattage recommendation you mention is the recommended wattage for the PSU, not the card.

    -Bob
  6. So, what can happen if I would to use it, even though I have 280W and 16A and it recommends 350W and 20A.
  7. Quote:
    the height is about less than 4 inches if im reading my ruler right.
    And are u talking about the 7600GT? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814150185

    If so, how many watts does it need?

    This other 7600 GT is what I really want, but it says it needs 350W.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16814143049


    To my knowledge, no 7600GT regardless of manufacturer requires a separate power connector to the PSU. My EVGA KO does not. It derives all power from the PCI Express 16 bus. The wattage recommendation you mention is the recommended wattage for the PSU, not the card.

    -Bob

    The 7600 agp needs abit of the ol 12v goodness, but i assume you ment PCI :wink:
  8. One of two things would happen:

    1. The system won't boot. In which case remove the new card and put the old one back in.
    2. It works and you go on your merry way

    Don't worry, nothing will blow up or get destroyed.
  9. Quote:
    I have a Dell dimension C521 and its very small, so I am limited in video cards and was wondering what kind of video cards I can use.

    I have a 280W power supply and was wondering how much power does the
    XFX PVT73GUGF3 GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card take?

    I talked with a dell representative (INDIA) and he says it should work with my computer but I don't think he knows what hes talking about.
    Please Help!!


    dell always under-rates there psu's it seems ;)
  10. i would be willing to bet that a 7600gt would run on a 16 amp 12 rail.....

    its not a power hog like the ATI equivalent.

    The only concern i still have is the cards width....


    This is the case? right? look at how thin that sucker is....just enough room for a DVI/Svid....let alone 2 DVI and one Svid
  11. Ya thats the right case, did that video card fit? It looks like it wouldn't if you close the case.
  12. Thats just a picture from dell's site...but it clearly will only take a low profile card....You will have to look in that low profile list i posted earlier....

    I guess maybe you could leave the case open....but that would be no good(no space savings)....

    The bad side to all this is i do not see any low profile cards that have much more power than onboard....what is your onboard? 6200?
  13. ya its a 6200 onboard, and I bought the video card already, waiting for it to be shipped, lets hope....just maybe it will fit and work. I'm praying for a long shot.
  14. That's a good looking compact case you got there... Unfortunately I highly doubt that any dual-DVI card will fit in it, unless you're willing to do a bit of modding.
  15. someone did it with the antec minuet once....too bad i cant find the pictures...
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