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Can you run a GeForce 8400 GS on a 220 watt system?

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July 29, 2010 11:43:46 AM

can you run a GeForce 8400 GS on a 220 watt system?
if not what graphics card would you recommend?.. has to be low profile as i have a space saving acer aspire AX3810
July 29, 2010 12:50:04 PM

there isnt any graphics card that can run on a 220 watt psu, the minimum is about 300 - 350 watts. even a hd 5450 which has a really low power requirement needs more than 220 watts.
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July 29, 2010 1:05:39 PM

alexandros0123 said:
can you run a GeForce 8400 GS on a 220 watt system?
if not what graphics card would you recommend?.. has to be low profile as i have a space saving acer aspire AX3810


you will have no issue, that card barely draws more power then a case fan. hopefully you don't plan to play modern graphically demanding games on it.

no clue about the 400w comment but its inaccurate.
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July 29, 2010 1:09:03 PM

ct1615 said:
you will have no issue, that card barely draws more power then a case fan. hopefully you don't plan to play modern graphically demanding games on it.

no clue about the 400w comment but its inaccurate.


this is from the nvidia website:
Minimum of a 300 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amp Amps.)

how the hell can it run on a 220 watt psu?
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July 29, 2010 1:30:03 PM

alhanelem said:
this is from the nvidia website:
Minimum of a 300 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amp Amps.)

how the hell can it run on a 220 watt psu?


its a statement to help cover themselves from people using $10 275w PSU off ebay. as you can see from the link below, at load the ATI 5450 test system will not even break 200w (with an OC i-7 processor). The 8400GS uses even less power and I doubt the OP has an OC i7 processor.

http://www.techspot.com/review/244-ati-radeon-hd-5450/p...
July 30, 2010 10:29:51 AM

ct1615 said:
its a statement to help cover themselves from people using $10 275w PSU off ebay. as you can see from the link below, at load the ATI 5450 test system will not even break 200w (with an OC i-7 processor). The 8400GS uses even less power and I doubt the OP has an OC i7 processor.

http://www.techspot.com/review/244-ati-radeon-hd-5450/p...


Thanks for that :) 
I may try the graphics card and if there is any affects I will take it out :D 
July 30, 2010 10:44:59 AM

yeah u will have no issue i've been running 8600gt o 220 watt psu :D 

no problem:so:
March 27, 2013 6:10:28 PM

I have an aspirex1301....220 watt and i am running the hd 5450 with no issues.... also been advised that i can also run the 6450 with no issues....will give it a go and le you know.
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