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

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October 29, 2008 4:23:35 AM

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
October 30, 2008 2:25:09 AM

You think its okay though?
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a b ) Power supply
October 31, 2008 10:27:53 AM

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.
October 31, 2008 11:50:40 PM

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.
March 3, 2009 9:02:36 PM

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
a b ) Power supply
March 3, 2009 10:52:42 PM

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=N82E168...

*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.
March 17, 2009 7:13:46 PM

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=N82E168...

*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
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