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September 9, 2011 11:41:42 PM

we have a h320 lenova desktop i5 with intel HD, 180w ps, want to upgrade the video, is a 6450 ddr5 512mb the best i can do?, looks like can only go around 35w power on load.
a c 253 U Graphics card
September 9, 2011 11:47:58 PM

Before you do anything you might want to think about upgrading that power supply. It is going to severly restrict what you can upgrade to on the video card.
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September 9, 2011 11:55:14 PM

yeah, might be tough its a lenova slim , and that stuff is usually propriatory.
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September 9, 2011 11:56:21 PM

the psu is tiny
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September 10, 2011 12:22:20 AM

IMO you will need to get a bigger psu, go for something like 250-300W if you want run have the 6450
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September 10, 2011 12:27:26 AM

joeblogs said:
IMO you will need to get a bigger psu, go for something like 250-300W if you want run have the 6450



nah it comes with a geforce 310 as an option , and the 6450 uses same as geforce 310, just wondering i can sneak in a 5570-5670 or 6570-6670
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a c 155 U Graphics card
September 10, 2011 1:14:53 AM

Power Supply:

You need to keep TWO things in mind:

1)overall Wattage (find an online calculator)
2) Amps required by the Graphics card (the +12V rail or rails must supply this amount. I recommend at least 1.25x the value of the graphics card requirement to be safe.)
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