Geforce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 on a 300W PSU? Tags: Graphics Cards DDR2 Performance Geforce Graphics Product Last response: October 12, 2008 3:16 AM in Graphics & Displays Share aj95 October 11, 2008 11:52:42 PM this is the Geforce 8400: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8990407&t... im pretty sure this is what i want. don't ask. would it get a fair performance with a 300W PSU? it says thats what it requires is 300W but i dont know if it would work. ( my PSU is about 1.2 years old ) here is my PSU: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... i have heard that over time your PSU gets old and puts out less power. that's why im asking this. More about : geforce 8400 512mb ddr2 300w psu customisbetter October 12, 2008 12:20:38 AM It should work fine for now. that card uses hardly any power at all. Anonymous a b U Graphics card October 12, 2008 12:21:16 AM for about the same price AFTER shipping you can get a card thats literally a hundred times more powerful than the 8400 the 8400 is one of the worst cards EVER made it just plain sucks... avoid ALL 8 series cards and even 9 series (except the 9600 gt) that are below the 8800/9800 point... a 300 w psu will probably be enough to run it... but i'd recommend getting a nice good 450 - 550 w one for cheap http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I believe antec psu's are on the upper tier list of quality i think they are a tier 2 which isn't bad for this price Although if you want to do any serious upgrading like high-end stuff a 430 w won't serve you at all Related resources Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver - Forum Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver - Forum 8400gs drivers cause blank screen after boot! - Forum Geforce 8400 gs - Forum Will the Nvida GeForce 8400GS 512MB 64 bit video card fit the Dell Optiplex GX26 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer customisbetter October 12, 2008 2:43:39 AM if he doesn't want to game, that is fine. englandr753 a b U Graphics card October 12, 2008 3:16:20 AM It does depend on what he does with the pc. If he wants basic video then it is fine. For gaming that is another story. If you are expecting to run a media center or a gaming rig then dont do that card. That psu will be fine for the 8400 if you decide to go that route... Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumGalaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver ForumUpgrading from geforce 8400gs to gtx 550 ForumGeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver ForumProblems with gigabyte geforce 8400 gs ForumWill an EVGA GeForce 8400GS work with my PSU ? ForumNvidia 8400gs or Nvidia 210 or Ati Radeon HD 4350 ForumUpgrade GeForce 8400GS Budget 400$ ForumNew Nvidia 8400gs not being detected..........Please help. Forum8400gs or 4350 ForumNo POST with new video card ForumGeForce 8800 GT 512MB GDDR3 for $130? Good Price? ForumGeforce 9800GX2 -OR- 4870 X2 2GB 512-bit ???? ForumIs a GeForce GTX 260 896MB too much card for 1366 x 768 resoulution? ForumATI HD4670 512MB vs. x850xt 256mb Forum4850 512mb Vs 1gb More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !