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ATI 4670 Power Requirements

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March 14, 2009 9:04:36 PM

I checked on ATI's website, and the radeon 4670 requires a 400 W PSU.
However, a friend of mine would like to install it on a Dell Inspiron 530, whcih has a 300W PSU with 18A on the 12v rail. He has a Pentium Dual Core 2.2 GHz, 3 GB of ram, a harddrive and a DVD-ROM. I think 18A would be enough, since this card isn't a power hog (it doesn't have an auxiliary power connector). Moreover, Dell offers the 4670 as an option when customizing the PC for online purchase. So, will it work fine?
a b U Graphics card
March 14, 2009 9:12:57 PM

That's plenty. It would work fine.
March 15, 2009 12:22:16 AM

I stuck a 4670 in my friends Dell 250 watt PSU and it ran perfectly smooth.
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a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2009 4:05:32 PM

I read something that Dell measures their power supplies at average wattage instead of peak. The recommendation of 400W used by the board makers is peak. The Dell can easily handle that.
a b U Graphics card
March 15, 2009 4:28:17 PM

^ +3 the 4670 will be just fine.
March 21, 2010 6:11:27 PM

Hello, sorry for bumping this old thread but I have a question related. I am looking to buy this graphics card (4670) as an improvement to my current. I am worried whether it will run fine on my computer.

My specs:
AMD Athlon II 2.7 ghz triple core
3 gb RAM
220W Power supply (My main worry)

Please can someone tell me if this is ok, and if not; supply me with a graphics card which would be ok for my specs. Thank you.
March 21, 2010 8:05:02 PM

perak said:
Hello, sorry for bumping this old thread but I have a question related. I am looking to buy this graphics card (4670) as an improvement to my current. I am worried whether it will run fine on my computer.

My specs:
AMD Athlon II 2.7 ghz triple core
3 gb RAM
220W Power supply (My main worry)

Please can someone tell me if this is ok, and if not; supply me with a graphics card which would be ok for my specs. Thank you.


Most probably it won't run OK.

A nice card for you would be the 5670 or the 5750/ 5770 if your budget allows.

A nice PSU so that you're worry-free is this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
March 21, 2010 8:09:55 PM

sanchz said:
Most probably it won't run OK.

A nice card for you would be the 5670 or the 5750/ 5770 if your budget allows.

A nice PSU so that you're worry-free is this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Atm I don't have alot of money which is why I chose a cheaper card - What will be wrong with the card? will it not run as well or? Do you know of any graphics cards which will be ok for my PSU? Also, how big are they (length and height etc) Thanks for your help.
a c 235 U Graphics card
March 21, 2010 8:11:56 PM

from your specs, im guessing you have a slim line PC? If so, you need a low profile card
March 21, 2010 8:14:55 PM

ct1615 said:
from your specs, im guessing you have a slim line PC? If so, you need a low profile card



Yes... on the specs it says: Extension card slot: PCI Express® 2.0 x16 slot (low-profile) PCI Express® 2.0 x1 slot

is this a big problem? what do you suggest?
March 21, 2010 9:11:33 PM

ct1615 said:
with a 220w PSU, the ATI 4550 low profile

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Thanks I will check that out soon. Is it possible for me to buy a bigger case to put my parts in? (Would it all fit correctly) As I have seen cases with 450w PSU in which would allow me to buy a better graphics card. If you want I can link you to both my PC and the case (If needed).
a c 235 U Graphics card
March 21, 2010 9:23:02 PM

you would need to link the PC but with store bought units its never that easy since some parts are not always ATX form factor
March 22, 2010 2:26:38 PM

ct1615 said:
you would need to link the PC but with store bought units its never that easy since some parts are not always ATX form factor


Here is a link to the PC:
http://tinyurl.com/ygrxyr3

and, here is the case I've been looking at:
http://tinyurl.com/y9v8o2x

Please inform me if this would work? I'm not really sure...
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a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 6:34:09 PM

Apologies for bumping, but I need clarification on this issue. I need to upgrade my video card to run Fallout 3, and was wondering if the power supply of my PC (300W) would be enough to run the card and game smoothly. Cheers.
a c 235 U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 6:40:02 PM

Quote:
Apologies for bumping, but I need clarification on this issue. I need to upgrade my video card to run Fallout 3, and was wondering if the power supply of my PC (300W) would be enough to run the card and game smoothly. Cheers.


an ATI 5670 on a 300w PSU? You will be fine and Fallout 3 is not graphic demanding.
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a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 8:02:00 PM

Will that card have any extra cabling to sort out, or will it go straight into the socket and get all of its power from the motherboard?
a c 235 U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 8:07:01 PM

it gets all its power from the mobo socket, no need for an extra power cable from your PSU.
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a b U Graphics card
April 25, 2010 8:26:38 PM

Sweet. Cheers for your help, been really useful. As you can probably tell, I know next to nothing about how computers work, so any useful help given is always appreciated.
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