Should i change my power supply or should i change my graphics card?

By Davidoff
Sep 4, 2009
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  1. hello, i have a 9800gt that gives a very low fps on crysis, i went to the shop from where i purchased it and they said that you need to change your power supply, currently its 230watt, i was thinking that i should replace my card with another one as mine does not have a six pin supplementary power connector. so my question is that should i change my psu first or should i switch my card first?
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    your running a 9800gt on a 230W PSU!? not sure how your doing that without it shutting down as soon as you start a game. the 9800gt needs a 450W psu with 24A on the 12v rail (s). change the PSU. you are fortunate that you haven't overstressed the 230W psu and destroyed the rest of the system.
  3. Davidoff

    Davidoff TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    so changing my PSU will solve the problem?
  4. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,867   +74

    well you need to, but im not sure how you are running a Q8200 system on a 230w PSU to begin with
  5. Davidoff

    Davidoff TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    ok then, i will get it changed today ASAP
  6. Davidoff

    Davidoff TechSpot Member Topic Starter Posts: 46

    by the way, will the greater power also affect the overall speed of my pc?
  7. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

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