ur very welcome =] enjoy ur future new card!
Fortron make GREAT psus. Yours had dual 12v rails for a total of 36amps. Sweet PSU, especially for that price!
*chuckles* sweeeet.... =D
Hey guys I ordered from newegg and it should be coming in Mon or Tues. But to answer an old question I have a Bestec 300w PSU and if that one isnt gonna do good, im screwed. My dad will be pissed off if this Graphics card dont work. Please help me out guys. Is it gonna do the job?
It depends on what else is in your system. Greater than 300w would be greatly recommended. The card will work, but if it is too high drain combined with the other components, it will just turn off the computer. Example: Was building my system, but got the GeForce 6800 first. So I plugged that into my old eMachines and happily began to play GTA:VC at migh better fps...until I exploded a few too many tanks and the machine turned off. :-D
It is going to be close... keep your fingers crossed. You have 15amps on the 12v rail.
I'd say 50/50 chance of it working....
OK I have a 160GB HD 2 sticks 512MB DDR SDRAM AMD AThlon XP 3200+ two fans(3 with the new card) Will it be ok?
What about disk drives. With what you have now, stressing the system will become a problem. I would just pony up and get a 450w power supply.
You can calculate how many WATTS you need here:
The question is, will your 12v be strong enough.
Damn this sucks lol. I just think it would be hard to get all the PSU connectors back to where they were. Do you know of any good tutorials for installinga PSU?
Hey the calculator shows that I will only need 254W.
But keep in mind that most psus only put out about 70% of what they are rated at. So your 300w psu is putting out about 210.
Plus, it is not only the watts that matter, but also how many amps on the various rails.
Well my dad is going to be ****ing pissed. This sucks. Oh and Don didnt you say that some PSUs are much better than 400W ones? I dont know I guess im gonna have to get a new PSU
Hey, you never know. Your PSU may work for you. Give it a shot when your card arrives. If you do need a new PSU, you can get a high quality one for under $40 from newegg (check out the fortron 400w PSUs)
For example, I would take a high quality 350w over a cheap 500w anyday.
I will but just in case, is there a tutorial out there for installing PSUs? Oh and my new card will need a 4 pin connector, which i have, but it is held by these plastic cuff things that keep the cords organized. Do i just cut the cuff and bend the 4 pin around so it can go into the cards fan?
This guys tutorials are usually well written and easy to understand:
"plastic cuff things"... do you mean the plastic fasteners that hold the cables in a bundle? Yes, you can snip that off if you need to. They are just to keep your wiring clean looking and out of the way.
yah thats exactly what i meant. Well I guess we'll see. If not I'll have to grow some balls and tell my dad I also need a new PSU lol.
did you get taht powersupply from an OEM system? HP/Compaq? I used to have one thats 250Watt. and it ram couple Disk drives, 2 fans with lights, HDD, video card and floppy and a P4 2.4ghz HT. did fine for a few years. actually, it jus recently start to give out. Id say you'll do fine 80% guaranteed =P
also, as donnagual has mentioned, its not always about the watts. the most important are 12V rail, 5V and 3V (respectively) and how many amps they can handle and the quality of the PSU of course. stay away from cheap PSUs. sometimes price catches ppl off guard and they end up with a PSU that blows and/or dies n leaves them confused
Yeah the PSU came with the system. And it is so wierd cuz I see all these people complaining about problems and I look at their specs(some are very nice!) and I think"man its wierd cuz ive had this eMachine for three years and I have never had ONE problem with it" maybe my time has come.
Ok what if this card dont work? I know I will need to get a new PSU but what should I get? I have an eMachine T3256 and I don't know what PSUs are compatible with it.
doesnt work as in ur PSU cannot handle it? then this one would be a quick, cost-effective and reliable solution: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953
ok thanks I guess i will have to see.
Well I don't know when my card is going to get in. Ok here is the deal, my mom sent a check Thursday and the lady at the post office said it would be at the newegg place Saturday. Well it is Tuesday and im still waiting for even an email notification. This is really pissing me off.
checks usually take the longest.. ur gonna have to be patient..
ok well impatience runs in the guys side of the family lol. I guess I will.