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 GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 - Forum GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver - Forum Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver - Forum Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver - Forum Galaxy GeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver - 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 Solvedzotac 8400gs 512MB 64 Bit DDR2 Forum SolvedWhich graphic card to upgrade to from nVidia GeForce 8400GS 512MB? Forum Gf 8400gs 512mb ddr2 driver Forum NVIDIAGeForce 8400 GS 512MB DDR2 Free Download Driver Forum 8400gs 512mb ddr2 yb3ny Forum Gf 8400gs 512mb ddr2 driver free download Forum Gf 8400gs 512mb ddr2 driver free Forum SolvedWill an Evga 8400 gs 512mb work on a 250w psu?(I can;t upgrade my psu) Forum Nvidia geforce 8400gs 256mb vs geforce 7300 le 512mb Forum Does the dg31pr motherboard support geforce 8400gs 512mb pci-e? Forum Galaxy nvidia geforce 8400gs 512mb driver Forum Nvidia Geforce 8400 gs 512mb Forum Download vga geforce 8400gs 512m ddr2 gratis Forum Install problems for GeForce 8400 GS 512MB Forum Nvidia geforce 512MB 8400gs review Forum 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 !