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Best GPU with my PC ( 250w )

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May 28, 2012 1:46:47 AM

Looking to upgrade my GPU, but don't really want to go through the hassle of upgrading the power supply as well.

N-Alvorix-rs880-uATX

AMD Athlon II X4 630 2.80 ghz quad core

4.00 GB

64 bit

250w power supply

Currently rocking the ATI hd 4200 integrated.

So whats the best GPU I can safely run on this system? And also what kind of performance could I expect using it in conjunction with your suggested card?

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May 28, 2012 1:52:00 AM

You should wait for more professional feedback but as far as I know the Radeon HD 7750 is a great card that does not require a powerful power supply.
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May 28, 2012 2:03:40 AM

I agree. HD7750!
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May 28, 2012 2:27:52 AM

The Radeon site recommends 400w or greater for the HD 7750, and other sites recommend 450w.

Could 250w PSU really run it safely?
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May 28, 2012 4:14:00 AM

@OP, Could you post the amps for your PSU? Some 250w PSUs have pretty good amps.
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May 28, 2012 5:52:03 AM

Every specifications I've read via google on it simply state 250w power supply. Doesn't name the type of PSU, or it's amps.

It's the HP Pavilion p6654y FWIW.
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May 28, 2012 7:18:19 AM

I have a computer running a radeon hd 7750 with a 300w power supply. I haven't had any problems at all.
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May 28, 2012 7:31:25 AM

GimmeSammich said:
Every specifications I've read via google on it simply state 250w power supply. Doesn't name the type of PSU, or it's amps.

It's the HP Pavilion p6654y FWIW.


I couldn't find anything online either. Is there a sticker of some sort on the actual unit?
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June 6, 2012 6:17:31 PM

Ok I finally looked at the PSU

it's the Bestec ATX-250-12z

here's what I found about ampage

DC Outputs (Amps Max/Min): +3.3V (18/0.3A), +5V (25/0.5A), +12V (14/0.0A), -12V (0.8/0.0A), +5VSB (2.0/0.0A)
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June 7, 2012 2:07:21 AM

You might just be able to pass with any card which does not require an extra power connector but I would go for a card with a TDP of <60w to be safe.
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June 7, 2012 4:37:30 PM

You're speaking alien to me right now, no idea what that means lol.
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June 7, 2012 5:31:38 PM

Well get either a hd 7750, hd 6670, or lower. They require only around 60 W at full load.
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June 7, 2012 5:53:05 PM

Cool, thanks :) 
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June 7, 2012 5:53:16 PM

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June 7, 2012 9:35:53 PM

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