Whats the best graphics card i can run with a 300W PSU? Tags: Graphics Cards Computer Quad Core Graphics Last response: November 5, 2009 11:24 AM in Graphics & Displays Share ryancxg November 5, 2009 1:54:40 AM some of my computer specs are: intel core 2 quadcore q8200 6GB It has an integrated graphics card at the moment. Will my computer even last long with a quadcore processor? i heard that 300w+quadcore = bad. What graphics card can i get and would my computer be able to support it and itself for a long time? Im hoping for a gpu that can handle upcoming modern warfare 2 and left 4 dead 2 on med quality and decent resolution. More about : whats graphics card run 300w psu WR2 a b U Graphics card November 5, 2009 2:02:42 AM What size / resolution monitor will you be using? Not all 300W PSUs are the same quality. Got a make and model on yours? megamanx00 a c 106 U Graphics card November 5, 2009 2:30:14 AM If your PSU is crappy I would say don't go above a Radeon 4550 or maybe an NVIDIA 9500GT. If it's a decent unit then perhaps you could get away with a 4670 so long as you don't run furmark on it ^_^. Related resources Need advice on best graphics card on a 300w PSU - Forum Best graphics card for my Dell Inspiron 620 ( 300W PSU ) - Forum Best Graphics Card for a 300W PSU - Forum Best Graphics card for a 300w PSU ? - Forum Best graphics card i can get with 300W PSU ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Onyx2291 November 5, 2009 2:38:44 AM megamanx00 said:If your PSU is crappy I would say don't go above a Radeon 4550 or maybe an NVIDIA 9500GT. If it's a decent unit then perhaps you could get away with a 4670 so long as you don't run furmark on it ^_^. Pretty sure a 9500 minimum requirement is 350w so I wouldn't recommend that either. 9400, GT 220 and any lower are 300w minimum or less, not sure about lower ATI cards. Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card November 5, 2009 3:21:45 AM The vast majority of 300watt PSUs can handle at least a 4650...sometimes a 4670. 9400GTs use approx the same amount of power as a 4650 I believe, and a 4650 is way better. Go for a 4670 if you can though. ryancxg November 5, 2009 3:34:50 AM HD im guessing? and will it be find if i get a graphics card that requires exactly 300? or will it kill my comptuer? Bluescreendeath a b U Graphics card November 5, 2009 3:40:45 AM I ran an overclocked 4650 on my Dell 305watt PSU without any problems. I also had an Core2Duo E6300 OCed from 1.8GHz to 2.5GHz. Power requirements of graphics cards are usually over stated. berserker29 November 5, 2009 5:58:13 AM Basically nothing that needs an additional power connector - which your psu probably doesn't provide anyway. I would honestly recommend getting a better psu first, THEN a new GPU - your CPU is crying out for a GPU to bottleneck!! Even just 400 watts would be enough for a decent GPU, and you'll still have enough wiggle-room for a comfortable CPU overclock. WR2 a b U Graphics card November 5, 2009 11:24:13 AM ryancxg said:HD im guessing? and will it be find if i get a graphics card that requires exactly 300? or will it kill my comptuer?Why guess? List your PSU make and model; and the DC output info from the PSU data plate and you'll have some good advice - not guesses. Sample data plate: Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Best graphics card for $100-$200, that can run on a 300W PSU Forum Dell Inspiron 560 with 300W , what graphics card is best for me? Forum What 's The Best Graphics Card (ATi/Nvidia) for 300W PSU Forum What graphics card will work best with a 300w power supply Forum Best graphics card for a 300w Power Supply? Forum Graphics Card that will run on 300W and play SC2??? Forum Good graphics card for 300W PSU Forum The best possible gfx card for a stock Dell w/ 300w psu and no external power Forum 5760x1080 Eyefinity on HD 7870 Forum [Solved] Vid card for 42" lcd? Forum Can't enable SLI and second vidya card isn't being detected. Forum Sparkle is the best video card company. Forum Overclocking with Nvidia 195.39 beta drivers on Windows 7 64-bit Forum [Solved] Need some help with a graphics upgrade Forum Are all graphics card with the name HD 5770 the same? 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 !