ATI HD4670 with 350W PSU

Hello,

I'm a newcomer and I have a question. I hope you will help me.
I want to buy a new graphics card. Right now I have nVidia 8600GT which doesn't do anything good these days. My new card would be HD 4670. I'm a casual gamer, I don't need extreme high-end GPU.
These are my current specs:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+
3 GB of DDR2 RAM
nVidia 8600GT
350W PSU


So here's the problem. HD 4670 requires 400W, but I only have 350W. I read somewhere that people use it without any problems with certain 350W PSUs. Too bad my PSU doesn't have a good brand name.
Here the info of my PSU. I really want to know if I can run HD 4670.

Thanks in advance.
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  1. Hi Aquarius777 welcome to the forums,

    Cant beleive you had so many reads and no answers. You are fine to run that card. It dosent need any extra power from the PSU as it draws all its power from the PCIE slot. It uses very similar amounts of power to the 8600GT.

    Mactronix
  2. mactronix said:
    Hi Aquarius777 welcome to the forums,

    Cant beleive you had so many reads and no answers. You are fine to run that card. It dosent need any extra power from the PSU as it draws all its power from the PCIE slot. It uses very similar amounts of power to the 8600GT.

    Mactronix



    Thank you, that's good to hear.
    However, while waiting for some replies in this thread, I found another Radeon card which should do fine- HD 5670. It's like a HD 4670 on steroids. As far as I know, it also doesn't need any additional power from PSU.
    However, I forgot to mention few things. My current PSU powers up 1 DVD-RW drive, 1 CD-RW drive, floppy drive and 2 HDDs. Will I still be able to run either HD 4670 or HD 5670?
    Oh, and one more thing. Do I need more RAM and better CPU to run any of these 2 cards?
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  4. That is pushing it. While you are at it, remove the CD-rw drive because the DVD RW drive will be able to do the same things with more features. Also scrap the floppy drive, who uses those hideous things these days.

    The Cpu will bottleneck the 4670 just a little bit, but I would not worry. If you have a 64 bit operating system, then you should add another 1GB of memory to make your memory operate dual channel.

    Happy gaming.
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