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February 14, 2010 7:35:38 PM

http://www.shopping.hp.com/webapp/shopping/computer_can...

This system is from hp, and the power just seems a little too low.
460watt power
ati hd4650 1g
6 gig ddr3 ram 3 dimms
i-7 860 processor
640 gig 7200 rpm sata hardrive

Will this run out of the box without power problems and/or putting too much stress on the computer, or will i have to upgrade it so something stronger?

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February 14, 2010 7:53:20 PM

You can be 100% sure that if HP sells this directly, the power supply will be enough for the system plus at least 10% headroom. It's been engineered and tested FAR more than any homebuilt system. It may not have enough power for high draw upgrades though but HP (or anyone else) can't and won't account for that.
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February 14, 2010 8:01:43 PM

The answer to your question is yes. The official requirement for the ATI Radeon 4650 video card is a 400 watt power supply. That recommendation is for an entire pc system. You should not have any problems. :D 


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February 14, 2010 8:04:09 PM

It will be a cheap power supply but should be sufficient for that computer. I have built several similar systems with 400w or 450w Corsair PSUs.

The HD4650 is a very low voltage graphics card.

Also BIOS are probably locked so no overclocking.

All in all that should be a pretty fast general use computer and as long as you dont upgrade the graphics that PSU should be fine.
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February 15, 2010 2:57:12 AM

Great news. I'm always a little skeptical before buying, so thanks for the quick responses :wahoo: 
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