PSU too low for nVidia 250? Tags: Nvidia Games Graphics Last response: August 20, 2011 3:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share irishgamer August 20, 2011 1:46:37 PM I just installed a new nVidia GTS 250 and checked on the newegg.com PSU calculator as to what the output would be its not good my specs are: Phenom II x6 CPU ASRock 880G motherboard GeForce GTS 250 16Gb RAM DVD-RW 7200 rpm HDD x2 I have a 500W PSU but the calc says I should have 557W. Should I be careful or can I play games with this card? I haven't run any tests or games, i.e. haven't pushed the card at all yet. Here's a screen shot http://www.flickr.com/photos/26233461@N00/6062136310/in... http://educations.newegg.com/tool/psucalc/index.html More about : psu low nvidia 250 Mousemonkey a c 168 Î Nvidia August 20, 2011 3:08:45 PM The card only needs about 140w and your CPU is a 125w part so even with a couple of HDD's you're only looking at about 350 - 400w I reckon. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which cheap low -profile card? PSU only 250 W. Newbie here. Forum Need Low Power Video Card - psu only 250 Watts Forum 80PLUS PSU allowing NVIDIA GeForce 9800 to get too hot! Forum Upgrading nvidia geforce gts 250 Forum Upgrade options for a pci-express 1.0a x16 Low Profile ( 250 Watt PSU ) Forum Card for a 250 W PSU ? Forum Can I run my system on 250 watts PSU ?? - check my configuration Forum 250 W PSU and an HD 6670 GPU? Forum Nvidia gtx 650 low fps (most wanted/the run/ dirt3) Forum Radeon HD 6450 on 250 w PSU ? Forum My 512MB Nvidia GTS 250 gives higher frame rates in Witcher 2, then my 1GB HD695 Forum 550w PSU + Card under $ 250 ? Forum Nvidia GTS 250 1GB Driver & Performance Issues Forum PSU too weak for 250 GTS??? Forum Low FPS rate in not too resourcerequiring games Forum Can my 250 watt psu run any upgraded graphics cards Forum My game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? Forum After installing nvidia drivers for GTX 570, screen goes blank Forum TrueHD audio on next gen nvidia gtx? Forum [Solved] Nvidia Surround Support? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !