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December 3, 2009 7:13:26 PM

Is a 300W PS sufficient to support a Radeon HD 4670 card if it's the only upgrade added to an HP AMD Athlon X4 620/4GB/500GB system w/1 optical drive? HIS, Sapphire, etc., sites indicate 400W is required.

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December 3, 2009 7:19:25 PM

The HP psu is a quality unit equal to many other 350-400watt units it should have no problem with the HD4670 here is link to a good deal http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
$45 after MIR
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December 3, 2009 7:22:35 PM

I dont know really. But i would get a better PSU.. Here this can maybe help you abit : http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine i tested your's and it said about 460 W would be enough (: hope it helped abit.
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December 3, 2009 7:24:51 PM

The 400w PSUrecommendation is to compensate for really low quality, unbranded overrated PSUs that can be found at any computer store for $15-20. HP used much higher quality PSUs than that. You will be just fine with a 4670 on that system.
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December 3, 2009 7:26:45 PM

ranij93 said:
I dont know really. But i would get a better PSU.. Here this can maybe help you abit : http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine i tested your's and it said about 460 W would be enough (: hope it helped abit.


Thank you.
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December 3, 2009 7:27:44 PM

JofaMang said:
The 400w PSUrecommendation is to compensate for really low quality, unbranded overrated PSUs that can be found at any computer store for $15-20. HP used much higher quality PSUs than that. You will be just fine with a 4670 on that system.


Thank you for the help.
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December 3, 2009 7:29:48 PM

Be sure to click off the best answer if you feel you have been adequitelly informed regarding your concerns, and enjoy your new hardware~
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December 3, 2009 7:30:34 PM

I'm not sufficiently familiar with the PSUs that HP uses to answer with certainty, but it would probably be safest to upgrade to a known good PSU. Look for one that has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and is at least 80+ certified. Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax are among the better brands.
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December 3, 2009 7:32:43 PM

ranij93 said:
I dont know really. But i would get a better PSU.. Here this can maybe help you abit : http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine i tested your's and it said about 460 W would be enough (: hope it helped abit.

Hm! That calculator might be wrong. You buy an HP system it ships with high quality 300Watt psu, you add to it less than a 75watt GPU and the calculator says it should not have been running in the first place.
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December 3, 2009 7:34:03 PM

Onus said:
I'm not sufficiently familiar with the PSUs that HP uses to answer with certainty, but it would probably be safest to upgrade to a known good PSU. Look for one that has full range active PFC (no little voltage switch) and is at least 80+ certified. Antec, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, and Enermax are among the better brands.

Usually HP uses Delta or bestek psu´s a big producers for the server market.
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December 3, 2009 7:50:26 PM

Delta = Good, Bestec = Bad, iirc. "Death of a Gutless Wonder II" at jonnyguru described a Bestec unit such as the ones used by eMachines. Fecal.
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