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What PSU will work with my Acer T690?

I wanted to upgrade my PC with a graphics card but my built in PSU does not have enough watts(only 250). I know my PSU is ATX but which one will best fit my PC?

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  • Mike Davidson
    Mike Davidson May 11, 2010

    Is the computer new and still under a WARRANTY.?

    If so, you cannot add a new anything without voiding the Warranty.

    Let me know please.

    Mastersage.........................

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Any new ATX PSU will do.

Prices variate, but an 500W PSU is good for this purpose and medium in budget terms.

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Changing acer t690 processor


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2) What is the Maximum Wattage for your Power Supply?
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This is the problem. That, and power supply's Acer uses are low quality.

If you had at least a 400 Watt power supply, you could use this,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=41125&Sku=E145-0550

Slap that game around, and make it bark.

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=3276573&CatId=1483

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[Note*
No. It does not matter if you are using DDR2 Sdram ram memory, and the graphics card has GDDR5 graphics memory.
A graphics card runs independent of the system resources.
(Processor and Ram Memory ]

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