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Will an Evga 8400 gs 512mb work on a 250w psu?(I can;t upgrade my psu)

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
November 22, 2012 7:06:47 PM

Hi. I am thinking about getting this graphics card:
feel free to suggest a better video card.
My pc has and atx-250-12z rev d2 psu.
Here is a dxdiag of my pc specs:
System Information
Time of this report: 11/22/2012, 15:02:41
Machine name: MASTER-ROOM
Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 3 (2600.xpsp_sp3_gdr.120821-1629)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
System Model: SiS-760
BIOS: Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.5GHz
Memory: 1920MB RAM
Page File: 1299MB used, 10467MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.5512 32bit Unicode

Display Devices
Card name: SiS 760
Manufacturer: SiS
Chip type: SiS 760 Rev 00
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_1039&DEV_6330&SUBSYS_2A06103C&REV_00
Display Memory: 128.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (16 bit) (120Hz)
Monitor: HP vs15 flat panel monitor
Monitor Max Res: 1024,768
Driver Name: SiSGRV.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.3671 (English)

November 22, 2012 7:26:49 PM

It might work with that PSU, but not with that motherboard. It only has an AGP slot. About the best you could do with that is this.

Only pulls about 40w. The bad reviews are because sound doesn't work through the HDMI. I don't know what your goals are for this computer, but it's not very good.
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November 22, 2012 11:44:06 PM

mewthree1 said:
I thought i had 3 pci slot on my motherboard:
I just want to play a bit of minecraft on this. I also want to upgrade the gpu because right now, my computer lags on 480p fullscreen on youtube.

PCI is different than PCI-Express. PCI-E is used for graphics cards and things. You have 1 x AGP, which is the "OLD" pci-express. The Radeon 4350 should be able to handle minecraft and youtube.
November 23, 2012 2:56:22 AM

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November 23, 2012 2:57:57 AM

Thanks. That was all the info i needed. Too bad i already bought the EVGA 8400 gs, i guess I'm upgrading my other computer with an pcie slot.