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!
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.
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.
Hello,There is a blue screen error in my desktop.this is my config
intel DH55TC mother board
Techcom 450watt psu
2gb zion x 2ram
sapphire ati radeon hd 6450 2gb ddr3
windows 7 ultimate 64bit
please help me...
tell me how to solve this error..
i updated bios version and graphics driver also...but the problem not solved..pls help me