What power supply/video card?

  meddyuk 08:16 22 Oct 09

Hiya All.

I'm looking to upgrade my Video Card. I have a Packard Bell IMEDIA 1401 P/N PB1310861. Intel Celeron D 330 2.66Ghz. AGP bus rate is 4x 8x (3.00)

The thing is i can only used an AGP video card and have a couple in mind, but they ask for the power supply in watts. I dont want to take the power supply out, as the wife and I use the PC on a daily basis for work.

Does anyone know what the power supply in watts is please and if you can recommend a video card, but i think i have either the SAPPHIRE HD 3850 512MB GDDR3 AGP or the Novatech GeForce 6200 256MB TV-Out/DVI 8xAGP - OEM, but i just want a very good video card for my pc.

Many thanks.


  I am Spartacus 14:24 22 Oct 09

You could try asking on the PB Forum click here

I would guess at around 200-300W. Both those cards are outdated and in the case of the 3850, overpriced but of the two I would say that the 3850 is the better one. What games do you play?

  GaT7 15:58 22 Oct 09

As long as the motherboard has an AGP slot, a Geforce 6200 will work with no problems or power supply (PSU) upgrades required. However, it's nowhere near as good as the HD3850, as IaS says.

A HD3850 (or similar) will most likely require a PSU upgrade, as it requires external power from the PSU.

It will help a lot if you can tell us the reason for wanting to upgrade. An AGP HD4670 (e.g. click here) is actually best in terms of 3D graphics power (the kind needed for games) - but this will also require a PSU upgrade. G

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