HD 5450 with 180W? Tags: Radeon Call of Duty Hewlett Packard HD Graphics Last response: May 14, 2012 9:27 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Darbaz09 May 14, 2012 5:33:12 PM Hello, I am thinking of getting HD 5450 for my HP Slimline, I know it will fit in to my case but my only problem is the power supply. My PC: http://goo.gl/UmjiT My HP Slimline has 180W PSU, and the HD 5450 uses 19.1W MAX (I think) I can’t buy a new PC till next year. I only want the HD 5450 to run 2 games: Call Of duty modern warfare 2 on playable frame rate (30+) even if it`s on lowest setting I don’t mind, also Call of Duty 4. I got an idea and I am not sure if it will work 100%, I am thinking of taking the CD/DVD drive out because I don’t use it at all not even once in a year, that might just give me a few watts. What do you think? Also what will be the worst case scenario? I am only scared that my PSU might blow up? Also I can’t buy a PSU at the minute. Thanks for your time. More about : 5450 180w itzdanielp May 14, 2012 5:39:36 PM You should be fine, the HD 5450 doesn't use external power, so it will just draw power from the MB. If you wanted to unplug the optical drive, that would help a bit as well. jdamon113 May 14, 2012 5:48:53 PM I disagree, this will cause problems. the fact the unit is only 180 watts, that should be okay but, the 12volt rail only have around 12-13 amps. That will cause issues. Related resources HD 5450 with 180W? - Forum S3500t Slimline 180W PSU with Radeon HD 5450 card - Forum Advice needed on upgrading HD5450. - Forum amd fx 6300 and radeon hd 5450 - Forum ATI HD 5450 vs Geforce 210 - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer itzdanielp May 14, 2012 5:53:50 PM The PCIe slot is engineered to provide up to 30W of power for devices. The 21Pin ATX power connecter, is also engineered to provide proper power for said devices. mubin May 14, 2012 6:01:30 PM 5450 should work fine on that psu. Dont worry. Anonymous May 14, 2012 6:19:03 PM Test System Specs - Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition (Overclocked @ 3.70GHz) - x3 2GB G.Skill DDR3 PC3-12800 (CAS 9-9-9-24) - Seagate 500GB 7200-RPM (Serial ATA300) your fine. no need to start cannibalizing your system; removing the dvd drive to run that card; the above test system will draw more power than that coreduo. Darbaz09 May 14, 2012 9:04:05 PM @itzdanielp so lets say something goes wrong, and it needs more power what will happen? will my power supply blow up? or the computer will just shutdown? itzdanielp May 14, 2012 9:06:35 PM more than likely you would get some pretty heavy stuttering on your screen. Since the GPU couldn't get the power needed. But I really don't think you would have a problem. Darbaz09 May 14, 2012 9:27:17 PM @itzdanielp Ok, Thanks a lot, I shall buy it soon Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Solvedati radeon 5450HD temperature Forum SolvedIntel HD 2500 vs AMD HD 5450 1 GB? Forum SolvedGood games for pentium 4and radeon hd 5450 Forum SolvedRadeon HD 5450 vs GeForce GT 610 (both 1gb) Forum SolvedNo output signal on DVI and HDMI ports on ASUS HD 5450 Forum SolvedRadeon HD 5450 overheating. Please suggest replacement Forum Solvedis Integrated Graphics HD 4000 faster that the radeon 5450? Forum SolvedATI Hd5450 in this specs will work? Forum SolvedBattlefield 4 on AMD Radeon HD 5450? Forum SolvedHD 5450 (silent) Flickers/Blinks while playing game Forum SolvedCan I crossfire my HD 5450 with... Forum SolvedPowerColor Go! Green AX5450 1GBK3-SH Radeon HD 5450 (Cedar) 1GB 64-Bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP video card Forum SolvedHow to replace ATI Radeon HD 5450 in a All InOne Lenovo c205? Forum SolvedBestec OEM Power Supply ... Good for Core 2 Duo and Radeon HD 5450? Forum SolvedWill a HD5450 msi edition fit on my old msi 0a48 motherboard? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !