Hey, I want to upgrade my pc by bying a nvidia GTS250 graphic card, but I'm not sure if my PSU is strong enough for the card.
Intel 2.5 duel core (E5200)
Nvidia 8600 gts
250 Hdd (7200)
ECS elitegroup Motherbord
PSU 500 watt no brand name ( 1.5 year old)
+3.3V 28A, +5V 38A, -5V 20a, +12V 20A, -12V 0.8A, 5VSB 2A
total power on +3.3V & +5V 210 W max
It is recommended to have 24amps on the +12 volts. It probably will work though but is not recommended or guaranteed. Quality PSU's are recommended for the fact that a bad unit can take the rest of the investment with it when it fails.