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Graphics card for 250watt power supply

Can you guys recommend a graphics card for a PC with a Lite On 250 watt power supply (only 14A on the +12V rail).
c2d 2.93ghz
3gb ram
1 DVD drive.

I play mostly older games (C&C Generals, Battlefront, Empire at War). May like to try COD 4, but do not need anything over 800 x 600.

Any recommendations? It has a Intel G33 (I think).
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  1. Go for ATI HD 4350 512MB ddr2
  2. The 4350 isn't a bad choice, it uses about 15 watts of power which is about the same as your integrated graphics, you could move up to a 4650 though which uses about 35 watts of power and still be in a safe zone for better performance.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150393
  3. The above card recommends a 400 watt power supply. You sure I would be safe running on a 250?
    What about the 8600gt or the 9600gt (low power) cards?
  4. 250w ? [:jaydeejohn:4] [:jaydeejohn:4] [:jaydeejohn:4]

    come on ask mother for $35 and splash out
    "Required (Minimum) Specs" cod4
    * Video card: NVIDIA(R) Geforce(TM) 6600 or better or ATI(R) Radeon(R) 9800Pro or better
  5. No parental support here. I have 4 kids of my own! So, I am definitely on a budget (this is why I do not want to replace the power supply) and it is a brand new pc (dont want to lose warranty!
  6. HIS H465FS512P Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit DDR2 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161262

    COOLMAX CA-400 400W ATX v2.01 Power Supply - Retail
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817159043

    50$ AR
  7. well cod4 isnt that old and you will need a decent gpu so that means you better upgrade the psu as well then it will be good for a few more years
    how long does the warranty got 2 go?
  8. 11 months warrany from now
  9. Here's an excellent article from xbit labs. It breaks down the amount of power each component uses and how much power different systems actually use. It's worth a full read.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coolers/display/system-wattage.html

    Example: Athlon 64 x2 5000+ with a 4650 at full load uses 137w of power.
  10. a Riva TNT2 32mb
  11. smoggy12345 said:
    a Riva TNT2 32mb



    [:grahamlv:3] [:grahamlv:3] [:grahamlv:3]
  12. A dirt cheap 4350 will run after all my mom runs a 6600gt 512mb with a 250w and that is with a 65nm conroe that is overclocked from 1.6ghz to 2.4ghz with out dipping below 11.4v one the rail. All though the psu is well cooled and sturdy built for an oem.
    By the way what model is that cpu?
  13. Not sure the model of cpu. I believe it is a 7500 C2D 2.93Ghz.
    Riva TNT 2 really? I will jump all over that and play............Pong maybe!
  14. A 4350 will be ok for your psu.
  15. What about a 4650?
  16. Anyone? Would a 4650 work on a 250 watt power supply (14A on 12V rail)?
  17. Best answer
    Yes it should work. Get pcwizard first and load it up then go to the voltage and temperature monitoring section and look what is the voltage on the 12v rail. If it is greater than 11.5~12v than you should have no issue.
  18. Thank you!
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