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Advice on Radeon HD 6450 Graphics Card

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June 19, 2012 11:54:42 PM

Hi Guys,

This is my first ever post so bare with me!! Basically, I'm looking to insert a dedicated graphics card into my PC. Its a Acer Aspire E380 with some basic stats below:

Ram: 4GB
Processor: AMD Athlon Dual Core 2.2 GHZ
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate (64-bit)

Im running atm 2 PCI cards (Wlan Card and Tv Tuner) and I have a free PCI-Express slot. I believe I've got a 250watt Deltra Electronics PSU, which has been in there since day1, and I've written some PSU details below as seen on sticker:

Input 220-240V ~ 13.15A 50 HZ

Output 250W Max

+5V === / 16A +3.3V=== / 20A
+ 12V === / 15A -12V === /
+5VSB === / 2A

+3.3V & +5V Total Output Power Cannot Exceed 110W
+3.3V & + 5V & +12V Total Output Power Cannot Exceed 245W

From my brief research, I know that 250w PSU is not powerful enough for the better graphics cards on the market. I also believe that AMD/Nvidia stated PSU requirements are largely overstated due to being on the safe side. Hence, with a budget of £50, and by reading reviews online, I've come to the conclusion that this card might be the one for me?

Asus AMD Radeon HD 6450 Silent Graphics Card
http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B004XANP0U/ref=oh_de...

Now, I would like some advice on whether my PSU will have enough juice to power that graphics card. Hope I have provided enough information, please ask for more if needed. Thanks.
a c 99 U Graphics card
June 20, 2012 4:36:20 AM

Yes, it's low enough to run in your computer.
a b U Graphics card
June 20, 2012 10:42:37 AM

hey singh ,why dont you buy a hd 5570 gddr5?
and if you r indian and in delhi it is available in nehru place for rs 4000
a b U Graphics card
June 21, 2012 2:39:22 PM

I would save for a better card then the HD6450, But the card will work with the PSU, the card wont even use over 50watts if that. So you should be more then fine to run the card. But I would save for something better along with a new PSU.
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