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Radeon HD 5670 + 300W PSU?

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August 23, 2011 9:55:05 PM

Hello,

I am searching for a new graphics card to go with the new Gateway I just purchased. It has integrated graphics (which is why I'm buying a low end graphics card) and came with a skimpy 300W PSU. My question is: Can I use a Radeon HD 5670 with the existing PSU safely or would I need to upgrade?

Thanks.

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August 23, 2011 10:00:21 PM

They do recommend a 400w psu
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August 23, 2011 10:03:30 PM

icebreaker125 said:
They do recommend a 400w psu


That's mainly why I'm asking. I know they do recommend a 400W PSU, but my understanding is that the recommended figure incorporates a large amount of headroom and assumes that your computer is going to be at full load. I have a Phenom II x6 installed in there with it and 4DIMMs of DDR3, so I doubt that I'd ever reach the CPU's max TDP.
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August 26, 2011 12:03:28 PM

Hey guys, I wanna change my graphic card too and wanna be sure before buying it. Don't have any extra money atm and i`m so sick from artifacts I get from my 7600GT:S
Here my specs:
CPU Name: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+
Motherboard Name: Asus M2NPV-VM
Rams: DIMM1: 4 gb A-Data (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
HDD: Seagate Barracuda 320g 7200RPM ST3320620AS
Video Adapter: Asus EN7600GT
Power supply: 400W
PSU info http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/69/psuq.png/
So the question is, will my PSU handle 1GB GDDR5 HD5670?
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August 28, 2011 5:16:10 AM

the minimum requirement PSU for HD 5670 is 400 watt it should run well on your pc
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August 28, 2011 8:34:32 AM

backsky29 said:
the minimum requirement PSU for HD 5670 is 400 watt it should run well on your pc

Thanks for info, gonna order today ^_^
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July 2, 2012 6:25:43 PM

hello,
i'm not really familiar with that brand, but you could try. If you want a new psu to run the card and many other in the future i would recommend this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Prod [...] ir%20cx430
Its a Corsair CX430 (430W) and its popular for its durability and is able to provide the 430W easily. Also it's $44.99
Thanks you And You'r Mate Noshomax Here
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July 11, 2013 5:23:52 AM

If you don't have a bad PSU, 5670 can function with any PSU.
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