Cooler master elite 460w. Help with GPU

Hello

I curently have an athlon 2 x2 240 with an asus m4n68t-m v2, 2 gb ddr3 with a cooler master elite 460w psu.
Im planing on upgrading my cpu and install a graphic (considering i am on IGP 7025)
tell me pls if i install a phenom 2 x5 945 (95w TDP) + 2gb ddr3 ram what is the mos powerful gpu i can install with this psu?
Thanx in advance
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  1. PhenomII X4-945
    4GB DDR3

    Can you tell us please how many amperes you have on the +12V rail(s)?
    This is the most important power factor to look at when planning a new graphics card.
    I can't find a Coolermaster Elite 460w PSU on the CM website.
  2. cooler master elite psu 460w 2x 12v rails both with 18A
    max 12v= 324w. combined 460w. one pci-e power connector
  3. cooler master elite psu 460w 2x 12v rails both with 18A
    max 12v= 324w. combined 460w. one pci-e power connector
  4. i forgot to mention efficency is around 75% according to a review i read on the internet
  5. Ur PSU isnt a top of the line unit, thus I would not push the wattage limits.

    Phenim 945 = 95W
    Motherbaord/memory/HD/Fans = 100W
    AMD 6850 = 135W

    Total of 330W peak. THis is a bit less than 72% of the PSU's total rated capacity, and this is good.

    You could possibly push it a little higher, by OCing the CPU or the GPU.

    Based on the fact that your PSU only ash a single PCI-e connector, and recommend against using adapters, I woulg go for a AMD Radeon 6850, the msot powerful GPU that only needs a single PCI-e connector.
  6. Your PSU is pretty bad, it seems to miss OCP (just google it) and has about 75% efficency...

    I would not reccomend installing ANY mid-high end GPU.

    If you want to taake your chances, you could go with a 5670 or at best 5770.
  7. thnx i will go with amd 6850 considering i have a electricity stabilizer running and my electricity is stable.
    thnx for the replies and best regards
  8. You are welcome, good luck and have fun :)
  9. jimmy19 said:
    thnx i will go with amd 6850 considering i have a electricity stabilizer running and my electricity is stable.
    thnx for the replies and best regards


    That has NOTHING to do with how much power your PSU can deliver and how much power your system NEEDS.

    Like VGKitov, I would NOT recommend any mid-high end GPU without SERIOUSLY considering upgrading the PSU! :non:
  10. clarkjd said:
    That has NOTHING to do with how much power your PSU can deliver and how much power your system NEEDS.

    Like VGKitov, I would NOT recommend any mid-high end GPU without SERIOUSLY considering upgrading the PSU! :non:


    Agreed, especialy if the PSU is old which means it's components have aged.

    Тhe OP seems to have made his decision, so all I can do is wish him good luck.

    PS Almost all PSU fails are due to the PSU itself and not a power surge.
  11. my PSU is new so buying another is out of the question
    besides they dont sell Corsair, Antec or other good psu
    so this is the only option i had
    if you think i can go with 6850 then ok but if its wron i will go with 5770
    thnx
  12. jimmy19 said:
    my PSU is new so buying another is out of the question
    besides they dont sell Corsair, Antec or other good psu
    so this is the only option i had
    if you think i can go with 6850 then ok but if its wron i will go with 5770
    thnx


    http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

    The AMD HD6850 is very efficent, but I can't say for sure that it will work.
  13. the salesman told me that it could handle quad core 125w with 5770 or quad core 95w with 6850 and on every power supply meter on the internet it gives me minimum 290w and recommended 350w.
    pls give me a final answer like yes or no
    hd 6850 uses one pci-e 6 pin power cable which my psu has
  14. Yes it should, but I can't guarantee.
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