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January 9, 2013 11:44:02 AM

I am waiting for my gpu to arrive and I would like to know how many watts I need for my system.I have a pentium dual core 2,5ghz 2gb of ddr2 ram my motherboard is an ga g31m s2l and the gpu I will buy is the radeon hd 6670 1gb ddr3.How many waats do I need.I currently have 500 watts and my current gpu is the nvidia 9500 gt.I am asking this question again because i want a clear answer.

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January 9, 2013 11:45:55 AM

your current power supply will do fine, 400-500watts
January 9, 2013 11:48:08 AM

Can you tell us +12v ratings on sticker of psu.
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January 9, 2013 11:56:35 AM

your cpu is 65 watts
RAM 4 watts a stick
motherboard is 8 watts
hard drive is 10 watts to start up 5 watts read/write
and that 6670 is ~50 watts

so your talking about ~150 watts. i am not a big fan of online calculators because they do add in a little extra but you can check:
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

oh yeah a 500 watt is more than enough . . .
January 9, 2013 12:46:58 PM

ASHISH65 said:
Can you tell us +12v ratings on sticker of psu.

I dont know much about psu things but a sticker says -5v and 0.5a i dotn know what that is
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