400W PSU enough for Radeon HD 5670?

By vomacka
Feb 3, 2012
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  1. I am looking to get the MSI R5670-MD1GD3 Radeon HD 5670 1GB 128-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP video card.

    However I need to know if my current 400W PSU will be enough?

    I went to the Manufacturers website:
    http://www.msi.com/product/vga/R5670-MD1GD3.html#?div=Feature

    But it did not mention anything about PSU required.

    Google did not find anything either that helped.

    Thanks.

    Scott
  2. Relic

    Relic TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,392   +16

    Hey Scott,

    The MSI Radeon 5670 should be fine on your 400W PSU as long as it's of decent quality (e.g. not some 6 year old unit from an off-brand company), however if you link us it we can tell you for sure. But as it stands AMD recommends having at least a 400W unit.

    Edit: Just saw your other thread from a few days ago where you give more information, specifically your current power supply (MPT-401G). And if the information I googled is correct I personally would recommend upgrading as what you currently have feels dated and very generic.
  3. Dpatt711

    Dpatt711 Newcomer, in training

    If it is a high-quality PSU I would say yes...
  4. vomacka

    vomacka Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Thanks for the help/advice guys. Now that I have all this straightened out, I can now order a new V-Card and 500W PSU.

    My current PSU came with the system and I have been using it for about 4 years now. I don't know about the quality/brand (Macron) of the PSU. One thing I DO know is that the main power plug on this unit is a 20pin and it is plugged into the 24pin plug on my MB. It looks weird, but it has not given me any trouble...yet?

    Because I don't know much about it, It is a good idea to replace it.

    Scott
  5. Ultiweap

    Ultiweap TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 742

    A 500W PSU would be nice for sure..but high quality recommended
  6. vomacka

    vomacka Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 70

    Today I was looking at my system voltage with Speed Fan:

    Vcore1: 1.36V
    Vcore2: 3.26V
    +3.3V: 0.00V
    +5V: 5.00V
    +12V: 11.84V
    -12V: -16.97V
    -5V: -8.78V
    +5V: 6.85V
    Vbat: 3.23V

    Why do these numbers not look right to me?

    Should I be concerned?

    Scott

    P.S.
    My new PSU should be here by Friday.
  7. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,475   +292

    Yeah, those are bad numbers. General rule of thumb is + or - 10%.

    Of course, I've never been impressed with Speedfan anyway, I suppose it could be reading them wrong. I wouldn't be too concerned with it if you haven't noticed any odd behavior. But I would get the new PSU in asap just incase. Be sure to check what Speedfan says for it, just to see.


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