I am wondering if an XFX ati 5550 (1gb) DDR2 card will be safe to run on my HP p6120t?
core 2 duo e7500
250 watt lite-on psu (14a on +12v rail).
I really want to run some older games that my integrated intel g31 will not run (battlefield 2). If this card will not work, will an ati 4350 work? Would a 4350 be much improvement over the current g31 I have for games such as Star Wars Battlefront 1 &2, Empire at War, LOTR Battle for Middle Earth, Battlefield 2)? Thanks in advance.
You have quite a few more amps on the +12v rail than I do. I still think my system would fall well below the 168 on the 12v. I have read conflicting reports however. I have read the gpu draws 17, and others say 40 watts at peak. I dont want to damage my system.
That doesn't look like much more than what my integrated g31 would use. I have tried several games on the card now and it seems to be running fine. No shutdowns, slowdowns, or restarts. The psu is barely warm to the touch. It seems as if I will be okay.