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Graphics card upgrade for a 250W PSU?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 15, 2010 11:28:25 PM

I recently hooked up my old pc to my plasma tv in my living room. It has some pretty poor specs, so i decided to upgrade a little bit. I currently have a NVIDIA GeFoce 6100 built in graphics and was going to upgrade to something a bit newer, but i only have a 250W PSU and i want to upgrade to something a bit more powerfull. Is there any decent graphics card that could run on such low power or will i have to upgrade my PSU to a 350W or higher?

Any help is appreciated.
a c 130 U Graphics card
April 15, 2010 11:36:15 PM

An HD5670 will run fine on your PSU (pulls less than 30 watts during high-end gaming (not FURMARK) ), and give you unmatched performance for the power it uses.
April 16, 2010 12:04:46 AM

The thing is i'm not sure how much power iv'e got going spare, is there any way of telling how much power my current components are using?
a c 130 U Graphics card
April 16, 2010 12:59:29 AM

You can use a wattage meter, or you can post your system specs here.