settling for a lower graphics card upgrade!!!!

By purebliss
May 31, 2005
  1. I have a Compaq CPU with a 250 watt power supply. I have had A LOT of problems trying to upgrade my power supply because of the size of the Compaq. It must be a propietary size or something!!!

    My question is what is the best graphics card upgrade (nvidia) without having to change my power supply??? I have been looking at the "NEW NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 128MB AGP Video Card DVI/TV" and the "Brand New! Nvidia Geforce FX5500 256MB AGP 8X w/DVI OUT" and the "NEW nVIDIA GeForce FX5600 AGP 8X 256MB Video Card v21"

    Can I run any of these with a 250 watt supply? Which is best?? Thanks!!!
  2. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966

    250 watt power

    I'm certain you can find a happy balance, however you may want
    to consider a fresh system that won't bottle neck you with propietary
    BS! Kinda like putting a hemi in a vw, you can do it, but why.
    use this psu calc to help ya figger out what power req.
    you can get by with for each vid card.
    Power calculator

  3. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,495

    Why cant you upgrade the PSU? You can buy adapters so that the PSU will fit the Compaq MB. How old is the rig? I upgraded a compaqs PSU without any trouble.
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