9500 GT can run on 250watt?

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  1. niks12

    niks12 Member

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    Ok guys heres my questio. I have a Compaq Presario PC and my model number is SR4310F. I am looking to get myself a new gpu and i do not want to upgrade anything except the gpu. So whats the best card that run in that computer. I have 250 psu and i am pretty sure. I have seen people debate that it can take on 9500GT easy. I am in canada also. Any suggestions?

    Heres the link to my cpu specifications:
    http://www.novatechgadgets.com/prevista.html

    If 9500GT cant run, whats the other one i can use? I am really wanting to play games like css, tf2 and a few others such as cod4 maybe everything on low for cod4 and fallout3. Please and thanks. :)
     
  2. ricardonuno1980

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    no. 350W is required and 400W is recommended.
     
  3. aircool

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    Probably pushing it really, 9400GT?

    I'd really consider seeing if you can get a better PSU, a good quality 400W PSU would do you for a while with a 9500GT.
     
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    WARNING!! - you must disable videocard onboard in setup bios. if you don't run 9500gt then you buy new psu.
     

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    uh but i am asking is that a sufficient psu or do i need to get a lower end card >.>
    I just want to play a couple of those games nothing much.
     
  6. deltatux

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    Maybe you'd have better luck getting a Radeon HD 4550.

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    so ugh 4550 will be running a bit smooth on it? Cause it does seems to be consuming less power than 9500Gt. Like 30watts less i just lost the link T_T
     
  8. deltatux

    deltatux Ancient Guru

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    Every watt counts when it comes to talking about computer components.

    My brother's HP machine has a 250W PSU and it's powering a Radeon HD 3650 AGP.

    The Radeon HD 3650 requires a more powerful PSU than the 4550, so that in itself says something.

    deltatux
     
  9. I used a compaq Sr2020nx 2.2 Ghz, only started really upgrading a few weeks ago and works perfect, I did do a GPU upgrade on it with an 8600GT by EVGA and it performed exceptionally, I played DMC4, UT3 and some other games, that PC too had a 250W PSU, I did no other upgrade besides RAM, so you could consider that one. Maybe a 9400 If you really really want to try to push it..
     
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    9400 :( That might be a lil pushy on this one. Considering that i will look for the 3650 i guess >.> Whichever one can power it up and play those games T_T I are tight on budget!
     

  11. Li4m79

    Li4m79 Ancient Guru

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    i used to run an 8600 on a 250w psu, not sure if there is a massive difference in power
     
  12. Makalu

    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    The difference in power consumption between a 9500GT and a 4550 is negligible...less than 1 amp. And neither of them consume much more than integrated graphics...only about 1 amp more. So the PSU should be fine with either of those.
     
  13. Havokie

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    Also, get the 4670, it the same price as the 9500GT and it dumps all over it at high res without any effort whatsoever. It also only consumes about 200w under full load in a system (that is to say, entire system uses about 200w). What's important is this scenario isn't the wattage but the rating of the 12v rail.

    Hd4550 is a good card too for a budget machine.
     
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    so what card do you guys suggest with that psu. I really want to get that from you guys. I mean, i didnt had the chance to **** around with my pc or even build one cause of money issues. Thats why i am seeking help here. I really dont want to **** up anything. Please tell me which one is a safe card for me to use for 250 watt psu. By having a look at the req's etc..
     
  15. Havokie

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    Well its hard to tell from wattage alone. If its a decent supply then a 4670 might be OK and is a solid performer. It costs about the same as 9500GT but it's much faster.
     

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    250W is really low, i would probably upgrade PSU. But searching there is a 9600GT that suppose to need low power not sure if 250W will run it as it recommends 300W.

    EVGA 512-P3-N856-LR GeForce 9600 GT Low Power 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 Graphics Card
    http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-512-P3-N...UTF8&coliid=I1QQWDU9P0F3D&colid=1482BANTLP3VL

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130485&Tpk=512-P3-N856-LR

    Couple of user reviews there,

    I would still upgrade the PSU, but research more to see if you might get away with it.
     
  17. Havokie

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    the problem is a lot of those psus would only have about 15a on 12v, still might not be enough. but worth a try.
     

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