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Will this Power Supply work with this Graphics Card ?

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July 2, 2009 12:29:31 AM

I have a Dell Dimension 2400 with a 200 Watt power supply (this one http://www.ayagroup.com/product.php?productid=17119 ) I'am looking to get a Graphics Card , this one (http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/ite...)

Will my 200 Watt Power Supply be enough for the 250 Watts needed for the Graphics Card above?

The first couple reviews (here http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-256-P1-N399-LX-e-GeForce-256...) state it works fine on their Dimension 2400 , though the 2400 comes with a 200 or 250 Watt Supply.

I put my service tag in Dell's website and they give me Graphics Cards with up to 300 Watt power supplies (this one http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/products/Graphics_Ca...) that are compatible.

I also read (here http://www.roberthancock.com/dell/other.htm ) that Dell's with a P4 processor have to have a 250 Watt Power Supply , I have a P4 and only a 200 Watt supply.Is this true ?

They also say that the Dell power supplies can go beyond what they say in writing.Is this true ?

Thanks


My system:
Dell Dimension 2400
P4
2.66ghz
1 gb Ram
Creative Soundblaster PCI Soundcard
160 gb HD
XP Home SP3
a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2009 12:34:23 AM

Yes that graphic card would work fine with 200w. Maybe the 200w psu can deliver slightly more watts but never risk it. That graphic card is overpriced at dell. Here is a better card for less money and will work on your rig fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
July 2, 2009 12:41:39 AM

invisik said:
Yes that graphic card would work fine with 200w. Maybe the 200w psu can deliver slightly more watts but never risk it. That graphic card is overpriced at dell. Here is a better card for less money and will work on your rig fine.

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



That's PCI-E , I need PCI.
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July 2, 2009 1:09:38 AM




No worries , yeah I'll just go and pick that one up from Tiger Direct it only $50.00 if it works it works.

I just have been told different things , it will work it won't work , I need a new power supply , the power supply I have will work ect........

Thanks

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