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Will hd radeon 5570 2gb run on 250 watt?

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June 21, 2011 8:09:25 PM

Hello,

So i have an old pc,
i wanna upgrasde the graphics card from an 8400gs to Radeon 5570.

I will only be doing some casual gaming, is there any other card that will run on my psu?

I've a AMD Athlon 64 X2 2.1gh,
3gb ram,
a single hdd.

So will the 5570 run on my pc? The 8400gs works fine on my pc and i've a tight budget so upgrading the psu isn't an option.
a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 8:14:17 PM

Why the 2GB, I can guarantee that the HD 5570 will not be able to utilize it, and you will be better off buying the cheaper 1GB version. Also, how much AMPs(+12V Rail) are on the PSU, that's what really matters.
June 21, 2011 8:16:41 PM

well the 2gb is on sale on piximania, i'm from ireland so i'm limited to buying stuff from local websites. and its 14a +12V Rail on the psu
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a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 8:17:23 PM

Tell us what the PSU sticker says under "12V", it depends on that number but I think it's pushing it.
June 21, 2011 8:32:06 PM

on the psu it says 12V2 --- 14.0a

all i see is that, if that is of any help.

a c 107 U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 9:19:12 PM

I'm assuming then you have 12v2 and 12v1, both at 14.0a. Well, that's only 168W max per rail, and probably more like 200W-240W for both combined. For that system it should be o.k with a 5570, unless it's complete crap of course :D .
a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2011 9:54:20 PM

To be sure, what does it say under "12V1"?
June 21, 2011 10:32:13 PM

I just checked my psu and i'm pretty sure the card will be okay. thanks you guys for the help, greatly appreciated!
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