New PSU

By Magniitude
Aug 1, 2005
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  1. Shawn2k5

    Shawn2k5 Newcomer, in training Posts: 66

    I stumbled upon this site also. I was wondering if anyone could help me. Im planning on putting in a PCI FX5500 v.29 256 mb video card into my dimension 2400. However, Im unsure if this would require a new PSU, or would i be able to run it with my current 250 watt PSU? If i cant use my current PSU would i be able to replace it with this Enermax EG651p-VE (650 Watt Peak) that my friend gave me. I realize that this would probrably be more then i could ever use with a dimension 2400 but i would really hate to buy a new PSU. Also if i do use this PSU would it waste more power than if i were to use say a 350 watt psu. Thanks Alot :D
  2. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Go ahead and use the enermax. The 650W rating is the max (more or less) rating on the PSU. IF your draw is 279w (for example) then your PSU is going to put out 279w. The PSU will run cooler as well.
  3. Chris 96 WS6

    Chris 96 WS6 Newcomer, in training Posts: 42

    That's the exact reason I put the 430w PSU in my 2400. I installed an Nvidia FX5500 256mb card and it recommends 350w. It ran fine with the OEM PSU but I have added another hard drive and plan to add more memory plus a combo floppy/usb card reader so I went with a few more watts for good measure.
  4. Shawn2k5

    Shawn2k5 Newcomer, in training Posts: 66

    Thanks for the help guys. I'll get back to you once i get my video card in a few days and see how it goes. :)
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