Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Radeon HD 5670 on 300w PSU?

Tags:
  • Graphics Cards
  • HD
  • Radeon
  • Graphics
Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
June 6, 2011 4:59:42 AM

Will a Radeon HD 5670 run on my system with its current specs? Thanks ahead of time.

My Current Rig:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 +3500
Ram: 4 sticks of ddr with 512 mb a piece
Motherboard: MSI MS-7093
Harddrive: 300gb 7200rpm sata, 40gb 5200rpm ide
Optical Drive: DVD R/ RW drive.
PSU: 300w with 18a on 12v

NOTE: i can get a hold of a 305w psu with 12v at 18a and 12v2 at 16a, if that helps.

More about : radeon 5670 300w psu

June 6, 2011 5:01:52 AM

You need to upgrade your PSU to 500W at least
hope this help you :p  !
Score
0
June 6, 2011 5:03:36 AM

i heard that the 5670 was extremely low on power consumption though.. does anyone have any insight on this?
Score
0
Related resources
June 6, 2011 5:27:49 AM

ahh good stuff. seems legit enough. i might go ahead and get this card if i get more people who confirm this works, or is safe.
Score
0
June 6, 2011 5:32:19 AM

Yeah go for it imsure evrything will be ok , im gonna upgrade my 9600GT to HD 5770 with 400W PSU and it will run without any problem , the HD 5770 is a goood card and consume only 108W at full load ..
Score
0

Best solution

a c 565 U Graphics card
June 6, 2011 5:34:17 AM

A Radeon HD 5670 has a maximum board power of 64 Watts. This means it will draw up to 5.3 Amps from the +12 Volt rail through the PCI Express slot.

If the power supply has a minimum combined +12 Volt rails current rating of 22 Amps or more you will be safe.
Share
June 6, 2011 5:41:41 AM

ko888 said:
A Radeon HD 5670 has a maximum board power of 64 Watts. This means it will draw up to 5.3 Amps from the +12 Volt rail through the PCI Express slot.

If the power supply has a minimum combined +12 Volt rails current rating of 22 Amps or more you will be safe.


i will go ahead and swap with my friends 305w PSU, which has a combined 12v value of 34a (to my knowledge, 12v + 12v2 = total?) that should do me well, unless im wrong about the combination...
Score
0
a b U Graphics card
June 6, 2011 5:47:50 AM

no unfortunately 12v lines do not add up like that. You have to look at the total wattage for the 12v lines combined then divide that by 12. You will end up with something lower than 34amps for sure. But since there are two with 18 and one with 16, regardless of how many amps it is combined, it will still be more than the other one which had only a single 18amp 12v line.

Also I am pretty sure you would be fine running the 5670 on your current power supply.

also your cpu is quite old and only single core so don't expect to be able to play games very well even with this graphics upgrade.

Where do you live? I recently converted my Dad's old PC to an AMD quad core (Athlon II X4) with 4gb ddr3 ram for under $200 canadian.
Score
0
a c 565 U Graphics card
June 6, 2011 5:52:08 AM

amirp said:
Also I am pretty sure you would be fine running the 5670 on your current power supply.

True, assuming the CPU and graphics card won't be overclocked.

You don't want to be running the power supply near its limit anyway. It shortens the PSU's life.
Score
0
June 6, 2011 6:03:59 AM

@amirp: ahhh ok, well im looking for some simple 1440 x 800 game play, idc bout the graphics quality at all. and i live in Arizona, but unfortunately i am awfully short on money for a system upgrade, that and my moms very iffy on money spending. im calling my friend to get info on the combined wattage on the replacement power supply.

@ko888 They'll be stock, for sure. ill be swaping the PSU's regardless to give my rig whatever it can recieve.
Score
0
a c 565 U Graphics card
June 6, 2011 6:07:19 AM

christianncg said:
@amirp: ahhh ok, well im looking for some simple 1440 x 800 game play, idc bout the graphics quality at all. and i live in Arizona, but unfortunately i am awfully short on money for a system upgrade, that and my moms very iffy on money spending. im calling my friend to get info on the combined wattage on the replacement power supply.

@ko888 They'll be stock, for sure. ill be swaping the PSU's regardless to give my rig whatever it can recieve.

When you swap the power supply it will give you some headroom to overclock if you so desire.
Score
0
June 6, 2011 6:13:47 AM

I will keep that in mind. Thank you, @ko888 for your patience and expertise in this matter, and a thank you to everyone else who helped with this decision of mine. I will be purchasing the card tomorrow, along with a DVI cable.
Score
0
June 6, 2011 6:14:55 AM

Best answer selected by christianncg.
Score
0
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 6, 2011 6:55:43 AM

This topic has been closed by Maziar
Score
0
!