Radeon HD 5670 + 300W PSU?

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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  1. They do recommend a 400w psu
  2. 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.
  3. 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?
  4. the minimum requirement PSU for HD 5670 is 400 watt it should run well on your pc
  5. 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 ^_^
  6. 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
  7. If you don't have a bad PSU, 5670 can function with any PSU.
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