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Can I run Sapphire 5670 1gb GDDR5 on hp 250w psu.

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September 13, 2011 12:12:36 AM

Hi,
I currently bought a 1gb sapphire 5670 video card and I am not sure if it will run on a hp 250w psu.

specs:
AMD Athlon ii x4 640@3.0Ghz @95w
narra6 mobo
2x2gb ddr2 sdram
integrated graphics
seagate 1tb 7200 rpm
dvd drive
250w power supply

Everything is stock bought from Best Buy for $420
Hp p6714y
September 13, 2011 12:50:41 AM

im not completely sure but i think you need at least 400 watt psu
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September 13, 2011 1:13:52 AM

Hi

You can use the PSU calculator at http://www.coolermaster-usa.com/

It comes out to around 268Watts so NO you cannot use the hp PSU, Also I have noticed that those HP PSU's are generally of poor quality and tend to burn out Get yourself a good quality 400-500 Watt.

A Decent one would be http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Remember you never want to run your PSU at its max rating (If the listed max wattage is even correct)or you risk burning out some components.

Have a great day...

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September 13, 2011 3:09:43 AM

the Max I got with my Friends HP Was a Radeon HD 5550 and a 5570.

I'd Stick with That or upgrade your PSU
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September 13, 2011 9:25:26 PM

Corvett Z07 said:
Hi,
I currently bought a 1gb sapphire 5670 video card and I am not sure if it will run on a hp 250w psu.

specs:
AMD Athlon ii x4 640@3.0Ghz @95w
narra6 mobo
2x2gb ddr2 sdram
integrated graphics
seagate 1tb 7200 rpm
dvd drive
250w power supply

Everything is stock bought from Best Buy for $420
Hp p6714y


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well i tried it out to see if it worked and it works perfectly! downloaded the latest driver and i refreshed my wei score and went from 3.9 to 7.0 and 3.3 to 7.0. also im not sure how but it upped my ram score from 5.9 to 7.3. so i guess im lucky this time and ill see what happens in the next week. Thanks btw
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September 13, 2011 9:26:24 PM

Best answer selected by Corvett Z07.
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September 17, 2011 4:34:37 PM

Hi,
I'm planning to buy a 1gb 5670/ gt 430 video card and I am not sure if it will run on a 250w psu

specs:

Intel Core i3 530@3.2GHz
msi h55-gd65 mobo
2Gb ddr3 ram
seagate 500gb Hdd
Lg dvd drive
250w psu

guys please help me to choose either of the gpu's, if not possible suggest me some good gpu that can run with my 250w psu..

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September 18, 2011 5:28:15 PM

I would go with the 5670 because it is noticeably faster than the 430 in some games, plus it has a better bandwidth on it. I got mine on ebay for $71 on an auction and so far my computer started up and is still running with the new drivers installed on a 250psu. I probably would get a 500+ psu because theyre fairly cheap (get a brand name psu). But if you really do not want to upgrade your psu, buy the card, slide it in, and see if your computer starts up. if it doesnt then your going to have to buy a new psu. If it does then youre in luck. But ive heard that after a while the psu dies out from overload (1-3 years) but right now im just glad it works and hope yours does too. Good luck.
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