Will my PSU handle a Radeon 5670? Tags: Graphics Cards Computer Radeon Graphics Product Last response: November 3, 2010 12:00 AM in Graphics & Displays Share hypochondriac October 17, 2010 12:01:09 AM Hi, I have a compaq CQ5210Y. It comes with a 250w PSU. If I wanted to upgrade the Graphics card to a Radeon 5670. Will the current PSU suffice or do I need a more powerful one? The Mother Board is a M2N68-LA (Narra5) Computer has 3g of RAM CPU is an AMD Athlon II X2 215 Link to computer specifications If my PSU is underpowered for that card, what is the best GPU I can get with a 250w PSU More about : psu handle radeon 5670 Anonymous a b U Graphics card October 17, 2010 12:21:56 AM You probally can run it as its not a very power consuming card, THOUGH its best to maybe buy a good power supply to keep safe and so you dont have to worry like this every time you wana buy a graphics card. m 0 l Emerald a b U Graphics card October 17, 2010 12:26:58 AM Are you trying to play games? m 0 l Related resources A 5670 in my cheap psu help will it handle - Forum Is my PSU able to handle my GPU,I have a Enermax Triathlor 650w and a Gigabyte Radeon r290 - Forum Can this psu handle hd 5670? - Forum will my psu handle the saphire radeon hd 7770 - Forum can cooler master 450w psu handle radeon hd 5850 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer hypochondriac October 17, 2010 12:36:51 AM Emerald said:Are you trying to play games? Yes, but not the latest games. I usually play games a few years old. When they go on sale on STEAM. So would I be safer using the 5570? m 0 l xvetox123 October 17, 2010 1:45:01 PM Yes you are better off using a HD 5570 but for a HD5670 youll need a better psu. m 0 l James in VA November 2, 2010 7:43:20 PM I'm glad this question has come up! This is the PC I just got at Costco for $799 on clearance (was $999): http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2358608,00.asp Note the integrated graphics as an Achille’s heel. Also note that the power supply is 300W. Thought I could add this budget card to overcome that capability gap: http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-DisplayPort-PCI-Expres... Thoughts? Note that I will not be playing the latest games either. m 0 l ct1615 a c 235 U Graphics card November 2, 2010 8:17:14 PM plenty of people run the ATI 5670 off their HP & DELL 300w PSU stressed with an over clocked i7 & ATI 5670, the PC still won't break 250w m 0 l Emerald a b U Graphics card November 2, 2010 8:17:50 PM James, This is a good card; however, Minimum 400 Watt or greater Power Supply Requirement Nevertheless, you might want to try it since HP has under-ratted PSU same card a little cheaper: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... m 0 l jryan388 a b U Graphics card November 3, 2010 12:00:01 AM ^+1 m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedwill my psu handle a radeon 7770 gpu? Forum Solvedwill my psu handle a radeon 7750 gpu? Forum SolvedCan a Seasonic 300W TFX PSU run a Low Profile MSI Radeon HD 5670? Forum SolvedCan my 300w psu handle XFX AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB GDDR5 Forum SolvedWill my Asus CM1831's 300w PSU handle a Asus Radeon HD7770? Forum SolvedCan a 450 watt psu handle a Radeon 7950 Forum SolvedCan PSU Handle an AMD Radeon HD 7750 1GB Forum SolvedUpgrading GPU can my 350w PSU handle the Radeon 7770 Forum Solvedcan my 300w psu handle ati radeon 7750 Forum SolvedWill my psu handle a radeon 7870 Forum Will a Tommade 650w PSU handle a radeon 7770 1gb DDR5? Forum an my current psu handle Radeon R7 250 Forum What is the best and cheapest PSU for Radeon HD 5670? Forum Will ATI Radeon HD 5670 work well on my system(mainly PSU)? Forum Radeon HD 5670 + 300W PSU? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !