would an ati all in wonder x800 xt run on my pathetic 250 watt PSU?

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  1. nathanstaples89

    nathanstaples89 Master Guru

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    I have a geforce FX5700 LE 128 MB, and have been looking at an upgrade. I saw this card, ATI AIW X800 XT for only $299 (CDN) and I really want it, but My PSU is so pathetic. I bought the computer at future shop last may, It's from HP. Anyways, this graphics card saus it requires a 300 watt power supply, and when I bought my PC, I didn't think to look at that. Well, if someone can tell whether or the card would run on a 250 watt PSU, please tell me.
     
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    nathanstaples89 Master Guru

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    oops, put this little thread in the wrong place, sorry.
     
  3. dooger

    dooger Master Guru

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    you might be able to, I've run a

    P4 2.4Ghz
    5 USB Powered Devices
    2 Optical Drives (DVD Burner, DVD Reader)
    2 HDDs (80GB, 250GB)
    nVidia 6800NU
    a TV Tuner Card
    3.5" Floppy Drive

    in a 265W PSU....I was really lucky, it didnt die on me.

    of course, once i realized the wattage of my crap PSU, i immediately went out and bought a 450W Coolermaster PSU.
     
  4. ROBSCIX

    ROBSCIX Ancient Guru

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    Why don't you just buy a PSU to go with the card then you don't have to worry about it...
     

  5. bbvdd2

    bbvdd2 Maha Guru

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    Seriously doubt it. Get a new PS like someone suggested. I've seen some good ones for $40-50 bucks that should power it ok.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817153023

    There you go. $30 after a $10 rebate. Hard to beat that for a 420W. Name brand as well.
     
  6. IdentidY

    IdentidY Master Guru

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    my OKIA 600w power supply i got was like 35-40 bucks, it ownz to, just go to ebay and buy one of the black ones, it works in tip-top shape so u should get one of those, its silent to and it has like one 60mm multi-colored fan on it, but i can BARELY hear it
     
  7. W@w@Y

    W@w@Y Ancient Guru

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    even if it did..you might risk your system stability as it wont get the juice it needs
     

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