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Can my psu run an HD4650

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January 19, 2010 1:32:40 PM

I have a small psu (250w) but Iv heard of people running HD4650's on small psu's
will this card run ok on my PC?
PC spec - http://packardbell.co.uk/showroom/desktops/ixtreme/ixtr...

Answers are most appreciated, thanks

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January 19, 2010 2:12:10 PM

Personally I would not, 250W is not alot to work with and is probably only intended to run the factory installed equipment. You will most lkely have to upgrade the PSU as well.

What is your budget, what is your reason to upgrade, what resolution are you running at?
January 19, 2010 2:15:36 PM

jay do you think my 550w PSU might be making my radeon 4870 begin to run a bit slower?
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January 19, 2010 2:30:06 PM

^don't hyjack this dudes thread. You will want to start you own. But a 550W should be fine with a 4870. And a PSU doesn't make a video card run slower.
January 19, 2010 2:36:31 PM

jay2tall said:
Personally I would not, 250W is not alot to work with and is probably only intended to run the factory installed equipment. You will most lkely have to upgrade the PSU as well.

What is your budget, what is your reason to upgrade, what resolution are you running at?


well I just do casual gaming, medieval 2 total war, possibly gta 4 ect. but i understand the 9500 gt is lower spec but could my pc handle this, as this card meets my needs
January 19, 2010 2:45:15 PM

If it weren't for the fact that your PC has a Quad Core CPU, I would say yes since I know of a couple of people with 250w PSUs (HP computers) who do in fact have a HD 4650 in their machines. However, they have Dual Core CPUs.

When stressed a Quad Core can generally consume 30w - 50w more power than a Dual Core (depending on the CPUs being compared).

I don't think I would bother playing GTA 4 using a HD 4650, I would look at some benchmarks for that game...
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