Hello, I recently purchased a system from FreshTechSolutions. I'm having some trouble with the graphics I guess and I want to know what's going on....
My GPU (AMD Radeon HD 6450) Requires 400W from the PSU to perform at it's full potential.
On top of that I have a AMD FX Quad-Core 3.6ghz CPU
I have a couple of lights on the case, also a fan on the side.
I also use an external HDD.
Should I upgrade the PSU to a higher Wattage to be able to use the hardware at it's full potential?
I have checked the wattage, it says it's a 500Watt PSU, however what I'm thinking is that the graphics needs 400watts to run at it's full potential?
500 Watts has to go round, dividing each individual component.
The only reason I am asking is because I've looked at some videos on youtube with this card and it's playing decent games with low specs, my system is (Skipping in games) For example, if I drive a car, it starts going fast then it will skip them resume it's original speed but then it will do it again.
The 6450 doesn't use anything close to 400w. 400w is what the manufacture recommends to run the entire system with that card installed. That being said the 6450 is a crap card and won't play games at anything but low resolutions at low settings.