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Is the stock hp psu enough?

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February 22, 2011 10:23:31 PM

Hey guys. I have this computer I purchased it christmas 2009. It has 5gb ram, amd quad core (special power saving type (e)), a geforce 8400 gs. I am looking to upgrade the graphics card and I was wondering if I needed a new power supply. I have no clue what the wattage is on the stock one, And I cannot see anywhere.

I'm not looking for something crazy, Just something like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I know some of you will say it wont be stable, itl blow up after 2 months whatever, But I don't even care if it blows up.. just gives me an excuse to get a new psu anyways.

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February 22, 2011 10:25:43 PM

It should say somewhere on the PSU how many Watts it puts out.
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February 22, 2011 10:37:28 PM

Really? I looked everywhere. It sucks now, I don't have the computer here. Do you think its likely to be enough. Or should I try to find the wattage online?
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February 22, 2011 10:43:44 PM

Do you know what model the computer is? Like Pavillion, Slimine, etc.
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February 22, 2011 10:46:33 PM

HP Pavilion Phoenix Special Edition a6655f PC
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February 22, 2011 10:54:48 PM

HP's website says it's 300w. That graphics card says minimum 400w
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February 22, 2011 11:01:04 PM

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but the HD4670 will work as well


The 4670 bangu was considering says 400w or greater PSU
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February 22, 2011 11:08:00 PM

It should work though, we both know the card reqs are super inflated... right?
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February 22, 2011 11:19:01 PM

Well, I was just going by what the site says, I didn't know the numbers are inflated like that until now.
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February 22, 2011 11:47:28 PM

The listed numbers are worst case scenarios, i saw one listed the specs of the system it was based on and it was based around a core2quad extreme edition and multiple hard drives, for a normal system those requirements are vastly inflated, partly to cover all system configs, and also to cover the poor souls with deer built PSUs that cant do half of what they claim.
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February 23, 2011 12:01:00 AM

hunter315 said:
The listed numbers are worst case scenarios, i saw one listed the specs of the system it was based on and it was based around a core2quad extreme edition and multiple hard drives, for a normal system those requirements are vastly inflated, partly to cover all system configs, and also to cover the poor souls with deer built PSUs that cant do half of what they claim.


Well, thanks for clearing that up :) 
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February 23, 2011 1:16:05 AM

I've a 5670 in my grandsons compaq that only has a 250w power supply in it (athlon II x2 240) and its working fine.
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February 23, 2011 1:24:52 AM

That's pretty cool. Guess I learned something new today
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