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Can my PSU run HD 4850?

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  • Power Consumption
  • HD
  • ATX
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May 8, 2011 12:55:17 PM

hello.

i checked my PC power consumption on this site-
http://www.matthewb.id.au/power/computer_power_consumpt...

according to it, my PC needs about 205W

according to http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/256883-33-hd4850-powe..., the 4850 needs about 225W



heres my PSU- (supercomp 450W)

AC input : 220 VAC 3A 50Hz

+5v 28A -5V 0.6A
+12v 15A +12v 0.6A
+3.3v 16A +5VSB 2A

ATX 2.03
ATX 12V


will this handle an HD 4850?

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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 8, 2011 1:15:30 PM

If those numbers are correct and the +12v rail has only 15 amps then it can barely run your system much less an HD4850.
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May 8, 2011 1:20:12 PM

there, it shows only about 300W :S

my PC specs -
Intel Core2Duo E4500 @ 2.2 GHz ,
Mercury PI945GCM (MoBo) ,
2 GB DDR2 RAM @ 667 Mhz,
160 GB HDD ( RAM and HDD are of some local brand )
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May 8, 2011 1:22:29 PM

@ jyjjy, u mean it is too weak?

can it cause BSODs?? i am getting it thesedays while gaming :( 
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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 8, 2011 1:44:31 PM

Yeah, low/insufficient power can cause lockups and glitches. I would replace that thing and it's definitely necessary if you want to add a video card.
This is a nice deal and a good unit that should power almost any card you want to add;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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May 8, 2011 2:07:45 PM

thats a bit overbudget for me

can u suggest good PSU brands? i will pick one off a local store.
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