Can my PC support the ATI HD 6450 graphic card?

Hello,

Being a complete novice on PC's im looking for some advice and been informed this site is the place to come for it. I have done some research but trying to get a definitive answer as to whether my PC will support the graphics card ATI HD6450 before I finally part with my cash!

I will be looking to upgrade my RAM at the sametime to Crucial 4gb x2 slot

I have been informed by a pc shop that although my power supply is 50w less than recommended for the graphics card it should be ok?

System specs -
MOBO - FOXCONN A7VMX-K

Ram - 2GB, but will be upgrading this to Crucial 4gb x2 slots at the same time as the graphic card.

Windows 7 - 64bit


Processor - AMD Phenom 8600 Triple Core Processor

Power Supply - Foxconn ISO 450pp 350W

Current graphics card - ATI HD4300/4500 series


Any advice or answer to this question would be much appreciated!

Thankyou
Matt
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  1. It should be fine. The Radeon HD 6450 does not use much power.

    Foxconn isn't exactly known for quality PSUs; I don't know who manufactures their PSUs. However, depending on how many amps are on the +12v rails, it is possible to install a Radeon HD 6670.

    AMD and nVidia generally recommends a higher wattage PSU than would be necessary. That is because there is no standard type of PC. PCs with many hard drives and a powerful CPU will generally use more power than a PC with just one hard drive and an average CPU. Since your parts don't use much power and I assume you are not running 8 or more hard drives in your PC, the Radeon HD 6670 is a possibility depending on the amps on the +12v rails.
  2. for the sake of $50 for a 450w/500w psu from a more reliable brand id get one to be safe but if you dont have the money you can try it worst that will happen is your pc will start rebooting under load
  3. That's why it's important to know how many amps are on the +12v rails before attempting to install a Radeon HD 6670.

    Actually a picture of the PSU's specs would be ideal.
  4. I have a picture I took the other day of what I beleive is the power supply! Thanks for your help so far


    http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/840/021fae.jpg/
  5. looks like a single rail 16A psu it might be able to do it but im not exactly sure
  6. 16A on the +12V rail means it can only produce a max of 192w on the +12V rail. Unfortunately, that is a bit too anemic for me to recommend the HD 6670.

    The best I can recommend is the HD 6570 DDR3, not the HD 6570 DDR5 which uses just slightly less power than the more powerful HD 6670. There will be a small performance penalty between the HD 6570 w/ DDR3 RAM compared to the DDR5 RAM version. I would say somewhere between 5% - 10% at most. It is still faster than HD 6450 though.

    If you want the HD 6670 video card (or something better than that), then you need to budget in a good quality PSU like the following CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W for $40 after rebate. It will open up many options for you.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139027
  7. buy GT 520 OC better~
  8. Thankyou again for your advice, just to clarify then (as I say im rather a novice) I imagine the HD 6570 DDR3 is better than what was recommended to me ATI HD6450?

    I imagine also that is a considerable improvement on what I currently have in there?

    Im tempted to go with this and the upgraded ram as my budget restricts me to going further with power supply and better graphics card.

    I was informed that the card would need to be PCEE2 x16, now I have no idea what that means, would the HD 6570 DDR3 match this criteria?
  9. yes the card runs on full load at 19w so abosultley no problem you could problably run a 6670 if not then a 6570
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