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Best graphics card for a 400w Power Supply?

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December 2, 2012 12:19:04 AM


System ModelLENOVO IdeaCentre K300 Lenovo Product
Windows 7 Home Premium (x64) Service Pack 1 (build 7601)
Install Language: English (United States)
System Locale: English (United States)
Installed: 10/6/2012 5:37:21 AM
System Serial Number: ES07025933
Chassis Serial Number: ES07025933
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
3.20 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
2048 kilobyte secondary memory cache
64-bit ready
Multi-core (2 total)
Not hyper-threaded
Board: LENOVO Serial Number: ES07025933
Bus Clock: 200 megahertz
BIOS: LENOVO 58KT36AUS 20091014
Drives Memory Modules c,d
973.18 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
939.02 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

Optiarc DVD RW AD-7250H ATA Device [Optical drive]

Hitachi HDS721010CLA332 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 0, s/n JP6940HZ0PKX7F, rev JP4OA3FE, SMART Status: Healthy 4062 Megabytes Usable Installed Memory

Slot 'DIMM0' has 2048 MB (serial number SerNum00)
Slot 'DIMM2' has 2048 MB (serial number SerNum02)
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 973.18 GB 939.02 GB free
Microsoft Shared Fax Driver on SHRFAX:
Microsoft XPS Document Writer on XPSPort:
Controllers Display
ATA Channel 0 [Controller]
ATA Channel 1 [Controller]
ATA Channel 2 [Controller]
ATA Channel 3 [Controller]
ATA Channel 4 [Controller]
ATA Channel 5 [Controller]
Standard AHCI 1.0 Serial ATA Controller Intel(R) G45/G43 Express Chipset [Display adapter]
Lenovo LEN L2060wA [Monitor] (19.9"vis, s/n 33604A3651012, September 2010)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A34
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A35
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A36
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A37
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A38
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 3A39 Realtek High Definition Audio

Communications Other Devices
Microsoft 6to4 Adapter
Microsoft ISATAP Adapter
↑ Realtek PCIe FE Family Controller
Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interfac
HID-compliant consumer control device (2x)
HID-compliant device (7x)
USB Input Device (5x)
HID Keyboard Device
HID-compliant mouse (2x)
Microsoft Wireless Router Module
USB Composite Device (3x)
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub (8
I waht to up grade to better graphic card and psu Help if you can.
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December 2, 2012 2:26:28 AM

Need to know make/model of PSU. Or at least the nameplate amp rating for the +12V rail(s). That will determine if you can use a card that requires more power than the 75W provided by the PCIe slot itself.
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December 2, 2012 2:04:32 PM

Check if the power supply is 280W or better. Is your computer on this sheet? http://shop.lenovo.com/ISS_Static/WW/AG/merchandising/U...

If it is 280W, your best bet is probably a HD 7750. Users with 250-300W power supplies seem to use this video for light gaming. If you want more performance, you would need at least a good quality 450-550W power supply....allows you to use a moderate gaming card like a HD 7850, GTX 660 or higher.

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