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WILL ATI RADEON 6670 GPU RUN IN A 350 WATTS PSU ?

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January 20, 2012 10:24:41 PM

HI I'VE BEEN A LURKER HERE AND THIS FORUM HAS HELPED ME A LOT.

I'VE BEEN WANTING TO CHANGE MY GRAPHIC CARD TO RADEON 6670 ddr5 BUT I ONLY HAVE A 350 WATTS PSU, SOME OF ME FRIENDS SAY IT WILL RUN EFFICIENTLY BUT I JUST WANT TO MAKE SURE.

my specs:
intel core - i7 920
6gb ddr3 memory
pci-e x16

350 watts psu (comes with the xps 345mt system that i bought which is i guess a generic one.)

the graphic card pre-installed on my pc is radeon hd 4350.. which is dated out.

any suggestion about this will be highly appreciated. =)
a c 223 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 10:39:30 PM

Yes, just don't overclock anything and you'll be fine.
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a c 253 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 10:43:25 PM

The 6670 lists that a 400w power suopply is a minimum requirement and if you had one I would then say it will work in your Pc but since you don't then it's up to the power supply that you have if it will run or not. If you have a good quality psu then you have a good shot of it doing it.
What you can think about doing is this , see what it will cost for a 6670 and a 400w power supply and then see if you can afford both. Then you could buy the card and seeif it will work with the 350w psu knowing that if it doesn't then you would have to get the 400w psu.

SAPPHIRE 100326DDR3L Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$79.99 and a $15 rebate makes it $64.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

MSI R6670-MD1GD5 Radeon HD 6670 1GB 128-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card
$99.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $89.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

CORSAIR Builder Series CX500 V2 500W ATX12V v2.3 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Power Supply
$59.99 and a $10 rebate makes it $49.99
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

This is a 500w and with the other components that you have you may want to get a better card but that is of course your choice.
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a c 223 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 10:59:18 PM

The Dell PSU is actually fairly decent and it will support the HD6670 just fine.
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January 20, 2012 11:21:05 PM

The 6670 will only pull around 65w at full load so with a typical system a 350w will probably be fine. Usually you'd only need to step up the power supply if the card has a 6pin power connector.
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a c 110 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 11:28:28 PM

If i can run a 5770 on a 300 watt(FPS brand), guess what you can do :) .

The I7 920 on the other hand is very overpowered for the card(and takes more power then my system with the 5770, but you card may make up for the difference. My cpu takes less and card takes more, you are cpu more card less.).

When in doubt, get me some 12 volt numbers, It will be in amps or watts. Even better get a picture of it.

From my test, a I7 920 @ 3.5 with a 5870 had trouble pulling much over 350 watts(at full load), but it is a good idea to check how much of that 350 watts is on the 12 volt rail(s).
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January 20, 2012 11:47:10 PM

hey guys big thanks to your replies =)

i'll gather more info and see if it'll all work out.

plus another thing is, i bought my P.C in the U.S and now im in Asia, im having second thoughts of buying a PSU here since almost every thing in my place is 220v. it might fry my whole system.

and another question is it the same with graphic cards ??
i.e: i have a 110v pc and then i'll buy a GPU here in asia will it be ok ??
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a c 110 U Graphics card
January 20, 2012 11:53:41 PM

The computer power supply converts the household power (110/120/240) down to 12 5 and 3.3. The parts then selves should work fine since the power supply takes care of the outside voltage(110/120/240) for you.

Newer power supplies are also Full range. This means they will work on anything from 90-260 or so. Older power supplies with the red switch for 120/240 should be avoided at all cost now days(since the design is old, inefficient, and generally less powerful on its 12 volt rails).

Note:
I have not picked up parts over sea's, but i know you should NOT get a TV/DVD/BD(maybe even a game console) player since they are regional devices and may not work right when you get home.
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January 21, 2012 12:10:01 AM

hey thanks for the reply =)

the only thing i'm worried about is the graphic card that im going to buy here. so i guess im good to go.
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a c 223 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 12:58:13 AM

Yep, you are good to go. Have fun!
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a c 253 U Graphics card
January 21, 2012 2:20:25 AM

SKINCANCERFORUS said:
hey guys big thanks to your replies =)

i'll gather more info and see if it'll all work out.

plus another thing is, i bought my P.C in the U.S and now im in Asia, im having second thoughts of buying a PSU here since almost every thing in my place is 220v. it might fry my whole system.

and another question is it the same with graphic cards ??
i.e: i have a 110v pc and then i'll buy a GPU here in asia will it be ok ??




You shouldn't have to worry about the 220v because anybody who goes overseas and brings electric things with them has to use adaptors because thier things are 120v and the adaptors will only let 120v through to the device. If you do buy a psu there all you have to do is make sure it is switchable from 220v to 120v.
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