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Will my PSU handle a Radeon 5670?

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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


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If my PSU is underpowered for that card, what is the best GPU I can get with a 250w PSU

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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.
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October 17, 2010 12:26:58 AM

Are you trying to play games?
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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?
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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.
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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

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November 3, 2010 12:00:01 AM

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