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HD4650 in a 300w power supply

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May 19, 2010 6:49:21 AM

I just got sold on (and like) an HD 4650 card and didn't realize until AFTER I installed it (and am loving it) that it was rated for 400w vs. the 300w power supply in my new HP desktop. I see a lot of chatter on the board that it might not be a problem.

Anyone know of any specific issues that should concern me, thus requiring me to return this card? Or any personal experiences that would prove otherwise?

I do a little MMO play (Champions Online) and use the 64-bit edition of Photoshop/Illustrator, but other than that, no really huge video card drains.

Thanks in advance!

Bart,
Chicago, IL
May 19, 2010 8:07:52 AM

I ran a HD 4650 on a 210 watt PSU easily, the card does not drain a lot of power. And my brother is currently running aa HD 5670 on a HP 300 watt PSU completely fine.
a b ) Power supply
May 19, 2010 8:47:23 AM

Well, the in terms of ATi, anything below an HD 5670 or HD 4670 can run on a really small PSU - 300W included.
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May 19, 2010 11:28:06 AM

I don't see it being an issue as the others have said the card used little power and the 300 watt supply you have should be fine.

Mactronix
a b ) Power supply
May 19, 2010 4:42:30 PM

4650 is a very low power card, so you will be fine with just 300W PSU... :) 
May 19, 2010 5:21:12 PM

Ok. Thanks guys. Gonna go ahead and run with it. ;) 

Cheers!
May 23, 2012 5:28:42 AM

Hi guys help me i have bought a new hd 4650 for My pc Is AMD Athlon 64x2 4800+ 250GB hard drive and 2GB Ram 300watt PSU....i want to replace my card with X1600....can i use 4650 with out any problem on 300 Watt....

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