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July 9, 2010 2:28:28 PM

Hello.
I want ask you about one think. I will buy a HD 5670 512mb gddr5 , but i worried can my PSU handle it 400w [EZ cool ATX - 400 JSP] If it can't handle a 5670 then can it handle HD 4670 1gb gddr 3? But i will use it without any O.C.


My specs:
Gigabyte mother board m61pme-s2p
AMD Athlon II x2 250 [3.00 ghz]
1,5 GB Ram ddr2 533 mhz
1 HDD Samsung ~160 gb i dont remember perfectly.
1 DVD rom
Win7 32bit
Ati x1300/x1550 256mb O.C'ed def. gpu: 450 memory: 250 O.C gpu:594 memory: 365

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a c 153 U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 4:57:04 PM

Guru 3d says you should have at least a 450w.
http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-5670-iceq-r...

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine .... says you have enough..

ATI says the minimum you want is 400w.

http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html ... says you have enough as well

You are right there for wattage, I think 400w is fine if you are using a good brand, but that brand is not good at all and I wouldn't trust it being pushed to the max, that’s for sure.

Even with the 4670, ATI recommends a 400W, so again you're probably pushing it, and with a bad brand, I wouldn't do it.
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July 9, 2010 7:46:09 PM

The card requires you to have a 450 Watt power supply unit at minimum if you use it in a high-end system. That power supply needs to have (in total accumulated) at least 35~40 Amps available on the +12 volts rails [its from guru3d]

But my system isnt be high end, cpu is power saving, 1,5gb ram , hdd to isnt a monster.
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 8:20:58 PM

can it handle it?

as an 80 plus psu it can likely safely run over the 400 watt max without damage but you would lose some efficiency. judging by the system though i'd honestly be surprised if you ever pulled more than 450 watts peak, and i'd probably estimate you at around a max 350-400 watt draw.

if it were my rig i'd trust a 400 80 plus to it any day of the week
July 9, 2010 8:35:58 PM

Judging completely by estimations here, but you should be okay. I'd put it on there and test it. You won't hurt anything by trying it out for a few benchmarking runs, Especially since you are right at the borderline for this card's minimum suggested power supply. If it gets too hot or starts acting up after a few minutes then you might want to upgrade your psu, but i really don't think you will have a problem.
July 9, 2010 8:52:59 PM

But in some forums people say it can blow up ram,mother board, gpu. im so fuc*en scared. I dont will have money to buy new pc if its will blow up.
a b U Graphics card
July 9, 2010 9:12:23 PM

i thought the 5670 has a max power draw of less than 70w and doesnt need any external power. im pretty sure 400w can handle the 5670.
July 9, 2010 9:17:58 PM

Yes. But a lot of people says about PSU quality, and lot of them says EZ Cool brand sux and it burning a lot of pc.
July 10, 2010 7:29:21 AM

bertimus said:
Judging completely by estimations here, but you should be okay. I'd put it on there and test it. You won't hurt anything by trying it out for a few benchmarking runs, Especially since you are right at the borderline for this card's minimum suggested power supply. If it gets too hot or starts acting up after a few minutes then you might want to upgrade your psu, but i really don't think you will have a problem.



But people says it can crash pc components when i start pc.
a c 1407 U Graphics card
July 10, 2010 3:38:24 PM

I would not trust a 10pound PSU for my setup. Size wise it is big enough for the HD5670 but I seriously would consider a better PSU, cheap can mean expensive in the end if it starts killing other components.
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