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Graphics card power

I have just installed a new graphics card, and the requirements say that it needs 350Ws of power, my current PSU only supplies 250Ws will this be an issue? The graphics card is working fine, but I am wondering if it will be hurt by the less power, or if it will end up slowing down the process of the other componets? Please help

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  • jflynn Jan 31, 2008

    I have a dell dimension 4550

    And I have bought a new power supply but when I installed it the computer did not turn on and it would not operate.



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I suggest you change your PSU if you want to play hi end games and do more graphic stuff. This PSU will work only if you use your computer for low graphic things like busines software Office and internet, if you use CAD you better change it or it will cost you more money.

It would be more helpful to tell us what computer do you have, and what card did you install.

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  • Goran Veletic Jan 31, 2008

    :( hmm... unfortunately I suggest to you buying a new rig since dell used "its own" power supply standards, even though they look exactly the same as the standard ATX connector the wires are in different orders. and unfortunately I cannot find the power supply for that model that has more than 300 watts what I think is not enough either to power your PC for gaming.



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