What psu needed ?

  smithers1212 20:09 19 Nov 07
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Hi i am wanting to upgrade my graphics card to a nvidia geforcre 1800gt 256mb and my current psu is a 350 watt will i have to upgrade my psu aswell or will it be sufficient ??

Thanks

  martjc 20:23 19 Nov 07

...it depends on what other devices are drawing power from the psu. Each device on your pc is a drain on power.

As a rough model: I have two optical drives, two HDDs, three memory modules, floppy drive, card reader, sometimes other usb devices connected. I have a 400watt cpu and it all runs quite comfortably.

  skidzy 20:25 19 Nov 07

Go for something branded/heavy and around 500watt upwards.
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  skidzy 20:26 19 Nov 07

martjc means 400watt psu

  smithers1212 08:52 20 Nov 07

Thanx for your help guys!

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