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June 25, 2011 12:51:28 PM

Hi guys,

I have an HP p6618it, Intel Core i3 550 3.2Ghz, chipset Intel H57 PCH, Ram 6144Mb DDr3, NVIDIA GeForce G210 (on PCI Express x16). I would like to upgrade the video card buying a Radeon HD 5750. The PSU is 300 WATT

On your opinion would that be possible? Or should I change the PSU?

Thanks in advance!
June 25, 2011 1:33:59 PM

450 Watt or greater power supply with one 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended.... so i'd say you'd need to either upgrade PSU or get another video card
June 25, 2011 2:37:55 PM

Thanks for your reply!

I know, 450 Watt power supply, but for which hardware? I mean 75 Watt for the video card but the 225 Watt remaining wouldn't be enough for my hardware?
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June 26, 2011 5:46:12 AM

it may only need one 75w plug, but it takes 75w or 150w for the PCIe slot as well (not sure what watts it was again). also they recommend that amount of power so the power supply can handle the hole pc.
June 26, 2011 8:14:10 AM

Maybe, as you told me, it's better if I go with something requiring less power. HP sells another model with the same mother board and the same psu, but with a GT 440 video card. I'll buy an "ASUS - GeForce GT 440 1 Gb ddr5". I think, and I hope, it will fit my needs

Thanks again! :hello: 
June 26, 2011 11:19:17 AM

zooey said:
Maybe, as you told me, it's better if I go with something requiring less power. HP sells another model with the same mother board and the same psu, but with a GT 440 video card. I'll buy an "ASUS - GeForce GT 440 1 Gb ddr5". I think, and I hope, it will fit my needs

Thanks again! :hello: 


HD 6670 are a bit faster than GT 440. Its the fastest card that not using 75w 6-pin power connector nowadays.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

June 26, 2011 3:08:09 PM

Yes, faster!

But, coming back to my original question, will be my psu (12v 19a) sufficient?
June 26, 2011 3:10:24 PM

zooey said:
Yes, faster!

But, coming back to my original question, will be my psu (12v 19a) sufficient?


YES, it will do the job nicely.
June 26, 2011 3:21:10 PM

Thank you for your replies!

I'll go for the HD 6670 then!
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