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GTS 250 needs 450 watt smps. Afraid smps might damage my comp, Can it?

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March 23, 2010 3:57:19 PM

Can a high wattage smps damage my system?
my system is pretty old, the parts date back to 2006

Now I'm planning on getting a GTS 250. which requires a min. 450 watt smps. Can it damage my sytem?
Also will the 450 watt smps work well or will I have some problems.
because I don't have the money to buy a 500 watt smps along with it.
a b Î Nvidia
March 23, 2010 4:07:05 PM

Well, having a high powered video card won't damage your system, but what MIGHT damage your system is having an under-powered Power supply. If you put a GTS 250 into your system and your PSU can't handle it, it might just not power on, or it could blow the PSU, which in turn could damage other parts of your system. Can't really tell you anything more than that without some details about what your system's hardware is. What PSU you have is one of the more important details we need:-)
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March 23, 2010 4:23:38 PM

Right now I have a 300 watt psu that came preinstalled when I bought my HP comp.
But am planning to upgrade my GPU and hence I have to get a new PSU. But i heard from somehwere that having a high wattage psu can damage the system.
otherwise i have a hp a122in.
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a b Î Nvidia
March 23, 2010 4:38:17 PM

I don't know how a high wattage PSU can damage the system- it still only provides the power that the system draws. It doesn't over-power any of the hardware. Get a good quality 400W PSU and you'll be fine. Something like this Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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June 23, 2012 10:36:30 AM

This was the answer I was looking for as well. Thank you.

flyinfinni said:
I don't know how a high wattage PSU can damage the system- it still only provides the power that the system draws. It doesn't over-power any of the hardware. Get a good quality 400W PSU and you'll be fine. Something like this Corsair:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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June 23, 2012 10:54:17 AM

hey i saw a corsair cx430 v2 at nehru place for only rs 2000.
why dont you buy it?
if not i suggest you just buy a hd 7750 which is better than a gts 250 ,uses half the power with dx 11.1
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June 30, 2012 6:52:00 AM

panwala95 said:
hey i saw a corsair cx430 v2 at nehru place for only rs 2000.
why dont you buy it?
if not i suggest you just buy a hd 7750 which is better than a gts 250 ,uses half the power with dx 11.1


Hey,
I already bought the FSP Saga II 400 Watt. Around an year back, It's working like a charm!
I let my computer be on for days and it's cool, it works with same efficiency and everything. Great PSU.
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June 30, 2012 6:52:28 AM

Best answer selected by dhruv990.
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June 30, 2012 8:47:03 AM

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