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July 22, 2009 9:30:47 PM

I recenlty installed a new graphics card - 3650 HD ATI (not overclocked) and I have been getting errors during games that my graphics card had restarted due to problems. I have searched around and tried all the solutions. One was that my graphics card is not getting enough power.

CPU - Athlon 64 x2 4400+ 2.3Mhz
mATX asus motherboard
5.1 sound card
1 DVD/CD burner drive
1 320GB hard drive
no case fan
250 Watt PSU 3.3v - 18amp, 5v - 25amps, 12v - 14 amps

I am not sure if my psu has enough power and 12v amps to support my new graphics card. Should I get a PSU with more watt and 12v amps?


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a c 236 U Graphics card
a c 165 ) Power supply
July 22, 2009 10:10:55 PM

look for a decent 350-400w PSU
OCZ, Corsair, Antec, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, all offer some solid units
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a c 525 U Graphics card
a c 276 ) Power supply
July 23, 2009 3:35:43 AM

Here is a link to the official 3600 series system requirements:
It says that a 400w psu is required. You are seriously underpowered in that regard.
Look for a quality unit from corsair, PC P&C, antec or seasonic to name a few good units.
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
July 23, 2009 5:26:44 AM

You will need at least 16+ amps for your system.
July 26, 2009 9:42:43 PM

Bluescreendeath said:
You will need at least 16+ amps for your system.

Thanks for that info, I got a 350W with 18amp on the 12v rail. =D