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April 16, 2012 9:06:56 AM

Guys im getting an NVIDIA GeForce 8400GS 512MB DDR3 and im wondering if can i run this video card on a 250W power supply
i really need your help guys

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April 16, 2012 9:46:03 AM

No, the card on full load can use up to 180W which leaves nearly nothing for your cpu, motherboard, and fans.
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April 16, 2012 9:58:36 AM

ATI HD5570 pulls 40watts.
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April 16, 2012 10:25:42 AM

amuffin said:
No, the card on full load can use up to 180W which leaves nearly nothing for your cpu, motherboard, and fans.


Sorry but, definitely nope. ;) 

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GeForce 8400 GS cards have a maximum power draw of 71 watts



So yes, you could run that card.
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April 16, 2012 7:18:14 PM

whatsthatnoise said:
Sorry but, definitely nope. ;) 

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GeForce 8400 GS cards have a maximum power draw of 71 watts



So yes, you could run that card.

heh I googled the wrong card! :lol: 
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April 16, 2012 7:37:45 PM

ya I have one on a 240 watt in my home server no issues at all with a quad core 2 2tb drives one 500gig drive a scsi card 8 gigs ram... So ya you are golden.

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April 16, 2012 7:39:48 PM

NVIDIA states that the GeForce 8400 GS has a Maximum Graphics Card Power of 25 Watts.

NVIDIA also states that a minimum of a 300 Watt or greater power supply with a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 18 Amps or greater is recommended.

What is the +12 Volt continuous current rating of your 250 Watt power supply unit?

In real world use the GeForce 8400 GS won't even draw more than 20 Watts.
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April 16, 2012 7:57:13 PM

There are 3 revisions of the 8400 GS with each newer one drawing less power but they all sip power and will run on a 250 watt power supply. The OP's card is a second or third revision 8400 GS (G98 chip or GT218 chip).
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December 16, 2012 8:58:38 AM

whooleo said:
There are 3 revisions of the 8400 GS with each newer one drawing less power but they all sip power and will run on a 250 watt power supply. The OP's card is a second or third revision 8400 GS (G98 chip or GT218 chip).

ko888 said:
The ones with the GT218 GPU have a power consumption of 18 Watts.

Sorry to bring up this older thread, but I found it in a search. I also have a 250 watt power supply and am contemplating getting an ASUS GeForce 8400 GS 512MB 64-bit DDR3 - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121654. How can you tell which revision the card is or which chip it has? I'm new to all this. I'd just like to know the peak power consumption on that card. I'll only be using it for extended monitors, no gaming.
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