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Gateway® GT5220 and HD 4670 Video Card, is 300 watts power enough?

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August 26, 2010 9:36:17 PM

I called XFX to find out why my new graphics card is not working and they claim it may be my power supply. After installing the hardware i booted up my computer and got nothing, no signal and no recognition from the computer in device manager.

What do i need to do? Is this a BIOS issue, I even checked in there and the PCI Express slot was enabled.

Thanks for the help!

Matt
a c 179 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 9:43:57 PM

What 300W PSU do you have? Even though they are both low power cards running two of them on a single 300W unit would be pretty close to the limit for most units.

If you cant figure out what 300W PSU you have post the current limits for each of its 12V rails.
a c 189 U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 6:16:03 AM

try your card in different PC, it might be a bad card...
any crap 300W PSU should handle 4670 just fine...
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August 27, 2010 12:12:54 PM

hunter315 said:
What 300W PSU do you have? Even though they are both low power cards running two of them on a single 300W unit would be pretty close to the limit for most units.

If you cant figure out what 300W PSU you have post the current limits for each of its 12V rails.


Thanks for getting back to me!

I have the stock power supply that came with my Gateway GT 5220 - AMD Athlon® 64 X2 3800+, dual core processor with AMD64 technology, The only thing i have done to this unit is upgrade the RAM and os to windows 7.

Here is a link of the spec page from gateway if it helps: http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009151/1009151sp3.sh...

August 27, 2010 12:14:28 PM

wa1 said:
try your card in different PC, it might be a bad card...
any crap 300W PSU should handle 4670 just fine...


Thanks for the reply!

I would i just don't have another desk top that has a PCI express slot.
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