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ATI 4650 on 300w PSU?

I'm looking to get a budget video card for my new computer until I can get a power supply AND a high tier video card at the same time. My computer currently has no video card, only the onboard Intel GMA 3100.

Will an ATI Radeon HD 4650 512MB 128-bit DDR2 work with a 300W PSU? The PSU says the 12v rail's max is 19A.

If there are any other budget video cards that are better, feel free to tell me! ($50 before tax/S&H please)
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  1. Welcome to the forums!

    Yes, a 4650 should work just fine with your PSU.
  2. outlw6669 said:
    Welcome to the forums!

    Yes, a 4650 should work just fine with your PSU.

    Thank you! I appreciate a warm welcome and a fast response! (I might order that card today :) )

    Would it make any difference if it were a Radeon HD 4650 1GB 128-bit DDR3?
  3. Best answer
    The DDR3 4650 will be a good bit faster and will still have no issues with your PSU :)
  4. outlw6669 said:
    The DDR3 4650 will be a good bit faster and will still have no issues with your PSU :)

    Perfect! I'm getting it! Thank you again :)
  5. No problem.
    If you have any other questions, just drop another post ;)
  6. outlw6669 said:
    No problem.
    If you have any other questions, just drop another post ;)

    Just to make sure, the card doesn't require a power connector does it?
  7. Nope, it draws all its power directly from the PCIe slot.
  8. outlw6669 said:
    Nope, it draws all its power directly from the PCIe slot.

    I am in your debt :) Never thought I'd get answers so quickly!
  9. Luckily, I can get quite bored at work :lol:
  10. Best answer selected by njdss4.
  11. Hello ,
    I have the same problem I want the 4650 as well.But my psu is 300w and can hold 15A.Will I still be able to run that card.
    Can you reply ASAP.
  12. Yup, the 4650 is designed to work with low power systems like yours.
    It should work just fine.
  13. Hey again.
    I just wanted to double make sure it will work with my pc.
    These are my specs:
    1.5GB RAM
    Intel Pentium 4 3.4 Ghz
    Windows 7 ultimate

    Will it work on win7.and I can hold 15A on the 12v Rail?
  14. Just wanted to put i have a quality FPS 300w power supply
  15. Sorry again could I also ask what is ATI CrossFireX™ Technology.I read somewhere that it needs more power thars my concern. What is it? Is it optional to use or somethiing.Im confused.Help
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