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Good graphics card without changing psu?

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February 17, 2010 5:36:46 PM


I have a packard bell ixtreme x5620uk pc, and would like to get a decent graphics card, preferably 512mb or higher, so i can play some decent games on. I have contacted packard bell, and they reckon that according to the parts list my psu is 250w - however, i have been told by other people that due to the spec of my pc, it may be more.

My spec is :

Intel core 2 quad 2.5ghz, 1333mhz, 4mb cache
windows 7 home premium 64
4gb ddr2 ram
640gb hdd
nvidia 7100 integrated graphics

Does anyone have any suggestions?
a c 191 U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 5:43:50 PM

Find out what your PSU is; open the case and read the label. If it is only 250W, a HD4650 is probably the most you'd want to run on it full time. If it is 300W, you could run a HD4670 on it.
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 6:49:14 PM

An HD5570 is better than the HD4650 and also uses very little power. It will probably be ok on a 250w psu.
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a c 191 U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 7:27:54 PM

Since his PC is Slackard-Hell, I'm guessing he's in the UK and cannot buy from Newegg.
Still, that Earthwatts is a good choice if you can find one locally, and are not unwilling to replace your PSU.
February 17, 2010 7:48:39 PM

Replacing an nVidia 6100 with a new Graphics Card for Napoleon Total War!

Issue is- I still have a 250W PSU

CPU: AMD Athlon 64X2 Dual Processor 4400+ 2.30 GHz
RAM: 3GB DDR2

I'm looking to buy a card for under £100...

HD 4650
HD 4670
HD 5450

Or are there any other cards you recommend that are around the specification of those mentioned?

Thanks in advance!

Sabre_X
a b U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 8:35:20 PM

^dude, never, NEVER, post another question on some other people's thread,it's annoying, just start a new thread of yours
February 17, 2010 8:50:06 PM

Sorry about that! :)  Getting used to the etiquet (or however you spell it). Have made my own thread- thanks for the advice wiinippongamer :) 
a c 376 U Graphics card
February 17, 2010 11:10:49 PM

The answer is the same anyway: HD5570 or HD4650
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