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upgrade a video card


hobler

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I have a gateway sx2840-01. I need a little more graphics power. It is a slimline low profile set up. I have found a number of cards that would take care of my graphics needs but all seem to require a much larger power supply. Really having a tough time getting advice on upgrading the power.

Am I just out of luck?

How important is it to have more power? I have 200w; most upgrade video cards require 350w- 600w. Can I get away with what I have? If not, what are the options?

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KRONOS the First

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How important it it to have more power?

Very if you need to upgrade your graphics card. You would need to get the dimensions of your PSU and then try and find a better powered PSU, though I fear this might be difficult.

A couple of cards that should be OK.

A Radeon HD5450 1GB GPU(20w ,35w w/full load).

The Sapphire HD 5570,power consumption is less than 45 watts under full load.

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