My nVidia Geforce 8800 GT 512MB recently died on me, so I went to best buy to pick up a replacement. I first bought a radeon HD 5750 as it got great reviews here, however after getting home I realized my PSU is only 375W so I returned it. I have a Dell XPS 420 which has a PSU rated for 375W but from what I have heard that is the average it can supply and can peak much higher so people recommended getting the 9800GT, which I did. After I got home I realized they had given me the crappier Energy Efficient version and not the full fledged one. So I guess I will be returning it as well since the 9800gtEE from PNY is worse than my 8800 GT was.
Any recommendations on what I should do PSU and Graphics card wise?
Thanks ahead of time for any information and tips.
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Your Dell 375watt will run HD5750 or GTS250.
if you can power the 8800GT, you can power the ATI 5750. it uses less watts.
seasonic s12ii 500w is the most efficient psu on its price range
nice links raclimja....but what do they have to do with the ATI 5750? The Nvidia GTX260 uses almost twice as much power as the 5750.
as long as your 5750 works
you don't need to worry
im 100% sure your computer wont even reach 200w(considering your not overclocking) under load
your good to go
AWESOME! I was worried about using that card because it needed 75 more Watts then my PSU had listed but you have put my fears at ease! I will grab a 5750 off one of the above linked sites and return this crappy energy efficient card.