8500GT in a HP Pavilion Slimline s3421p ? (PSU?)

Do you think an hp pavilion slimline s3421p can handle an 8500gt?
As far as I can tell from support, the psu is only 160w. nvidia recommends a 300w psu / 18a @ 12v, but how much power could this card use? 35w?

Edit: the goal is to be able to run a 30" lcd

Video Card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162004

HP Specs:
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01386885&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3688741&lang=en
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  1. If you haven't bought it already, i'd use the HD4550 low profile instead.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814102799

    the 4550 uses 24w and the 8500GT uses a huge 27w

    http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264

    nevermind, i just saw the rebate on that 8500. screw the 4550
  2. You think its okay though?
  3. just in case anyone stumbles into this thread ... lots of useful info here:

    http://www.hardforum.com/showthread.php?p=1033235678
  4. I think it would be fine to run the 8500GT on that PSU. At 27w it's probably not taking much more power then the integrated graphics.
  5. at least one person reported problems with the 8500gt and a 65w processor. we've decided to replace the 65w cpu with a 45w one just to be on the safe side. thanks for the responses.
  6. Hi,
    actually i am looking forward to upgrade the graphic card of my s3421p though I know it wont be much. which 8500gt I should get? there are a lot of 8500gt out there....need help
  7. Because of the change in prices from the time of the OP and the lack of low profile 8500GT at newegg, you'd be better off using a HD4550.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121281

    *EDIT* i should have added that if you want better performance depending on budget you can add a new power supply and a different graphic card, it would depend on what you're doing with the system and your screen resolution.
  8. dirtmountain said:
    Because of the change in prices from the time of the OP and the lack of low profile 8500GT at newegg, you'd be better off using a HD4550.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121281

    *EDIT* i should have added that if you want better performance depending on budget you can add a new power supply and a different graphic card, it would depend on what you're doing with the system and your screen resolution.


    thanks for the answer
    if I could, of course I would rather get a stronger graphic card but I really do not know how does the power supply work in all of this............
    so basically, you plug the CPU power plug to the power supply?
    hmmmmm
  9. The HD4550 does not need an additional source of power from the power supply. It uses the power that is supplied to it from the socket in which it is placed.
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121306
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