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Pavillion Elite e9250t confusion

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February 25, 2010 5:17:17 AM

So at hp's site:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

they show the configurable options available to this particular machine. The power supply is fixed at 350 W, and probably a generic stock psu at that. If you go to graphics, you will see the option of a radeon hd4850.

Can anyone with this machine confirm that they have a 350W psu with the 4850 card? I'm just curious because I never imagined that a generic 350W psu would be ample for a 4850 card.. I want to know since hp may ship me this unit, and I want to upgrade it to a 5770 which has less power draw than the 4850.
February 25, 2010 5:18:56 AM

or confirm the 350 W with a gtx 260 (also an option with high power requirements)
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August 19, 2011 3:03:05 PM

I have an HP Pavilion Elite e9250t PC that is running with an AMD radeon 5460 which requires only a 250w power supply
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August 20, 2011 8:01:48 AM

A single 4850 will draw about 150W max, less in normal gaming:
http://forums.atomicmpc.com.au/index.php?showtopic=264

GTX 260 is just a bit more, maybe 175W

So yes, a PSU actually capable of 350W continuous load would be safe enough. We would never recommend such but in the world of pre-builts they like to cut things close and save every dollar they can. That said their PSUs usually do operate within ATX specs, so no worries.
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