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What is my PSU rated at? need help

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August 24, 2012 2:00:55 AM

I have an HPE-170F. I recently had a slot go out on my motherboard and just went ahead and bought a GeForce GT 620 (Not even sure if thats even a big upgrade lol) and put it in the other slot. I HAD a nVidia GeForce GTX 260.

My question is, is my PSU rated at 460W? Cause I really dont know. Due to that the new card I bought ( The gt 620) I based off my PSU only having 385W so the new card just requires 350W. If my PSU is rated at 460W i'd like to confirm this so I can ditch this card and get a GTX 550 or better, since those have a minimum PSU require of 400-450W.

I've read alot of places online that the GeForce GTX 260 requires like a 500-550W PSU, and I dont believe my PSU is pushing that. Im just confused, any help would be great.

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August 24, 2012 2:22:47 AM

Thw power supply for that desktop is 460w. According to the HP site.
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August 24, 2012 3:05:35 AM

Guess I didn't look good enough, I hadn't seen anything on the HP site. So I should be able to get a card that requires 400w PSU as a minimum(Since the one im looking at requires that) and run it fine?
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August 24, 2012 3:10:02 AM

wtjwillis said:
Guess I didn't look good enough, I hadn't seen anything on the HP site. So I should be able to get a card that requires 400w PSU as a minimum(Since the one im looking at requires that) and run it fine?
Open the case side and read the label, should be good for 30-32 amps on the 12v
Card model is more important than wattage reccomendation
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August 24, 2012 3:17:34 AM

wtjwillis said:
Guess I didn't look good enough, I hadn't seen anything on the HP site. So I should be able to get a card that requires 400w PSU as a minimum(Since the one im looking at requires that) and run it fine?



The pwoer supplies that are included in a prebuilt are never top quality so you do have to be carefull with identfying the specifications of the psu and not assume anything. It would be a good idea to see if you can get a look at the label on the psu to see what the amps are on the +12v rail. The card that you are considering is not a big power hungry card so chances are that the psu that you have will work. The GTX 260 was working in the Pc so the 550Ti should.
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August 24, 2012 3:17:53 AM

12va =16a
12vb =15a
12vc =8a
Those are all I see for 12v on the PSU side label

I agree card model is definitely important, but I dont need to get a card that my PC can't run. I'm no computer tech by any means and even I know that.

I just want to get the best card, that my computer in its current state, can support and run.

EVGA 02G-P3-1559-KR GeForce GTX 550 Ti (Fermi) 2GB 192-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 is what I would like, but Im not sure if I'd be able to run it.
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August 24, 2012 3:47:46 AM

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInfo.asp?pn=02G-P3-155... 500 Series Family&sw=

This is a link to the Evga site for the card that your looking at and the requirements of it. The requirements of amps on the +12v rail is 24a and acording to your post the psu that you have has three rails and between the six pin connector and the Pci-e slot you should get the 24a needed.
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