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PSU Supplying Enough Power?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 23, 2012 7:24:59 AM


I have this as my current spec:

Processor (CPU) AMD PHENOM II X6 1055T (2.80GHz/9MB CACHE/AM3/)
Motherboard ASUS® M4A87TD/USB3: DUAL DDR3,SATA 6.0GB/s, USB 3.0
Memory (RAM) 4GB SAMSUNG DDR3 DUAL-DDR3 1333MHz (2 X 2GB)
Graphics Card 1GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT430 - DVI,HDMI,VGA - DirectX® 11
Memory - 1st Hard Disk 1TB SERIAL ATA 3-Gb/s HARD DRIVE WITH 16MB CACHE (7,200rpm)
1st DVD/BLU-RAY Drive 12x BLU-RAY ROM DRIVE, 16x DVD ±R/±RW (£49)

This is my PSU

Power Supply 450W Quiet 80 PLUS Dual Rail PSU + 120mm Case Fan (£29)

I want to buy a XFX radeon 7850 1gb or 2gb, will I need to upgrade my CPU, they say minimum of 500w, but not sure if my system is eating up that much.

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a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 7:40:16 AM

Now the psu is enough.Upgrade to 7850 or use both gpu means u r psu not enough.
"Asus wats calculator" give more info to u.
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 7:45:39 AM

we would need a PSU brand/model. gut says its probably not capable of 450W and replace it
a b U Graphics card
December 23, 2012 9:26:58 AM

I'm guessing that the PSU is going bad and is starting to show it's signs. What brand of PSU do you have?

* I would consider upgrading your PSU to at least a 450w-550w quality PSU. Made by Antec/Corsair/Seasonic/PCP&C to name a few.