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Would this be ok?

By edbug
Sep 20, 2008
  1. In my computer at the moment i have an x550, i have no idea what my psu is, does not say anywhere!
    I am getting a 8400gs very soon (due for delivery).
    I got a little carried away over the week and do not have the funds for a better PSU, would it be ok if i was to install my new 8400gs without getting a new PSU? (I can't wait to be able to play WoW on ALL high settings and max reso with excellent framerates)
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    You will be okay. The 8400GS isn't exactly a power-hungry card. And it's likely to pull less power than the older X550.
     
  3. edbug

    edbug TS Rookie Topic Starter

    How come when the 8400gs is so much newer than the x550?

    i am going to try this when it arrives?

    if it isn't enough, what will happen will it blow up all my computer components?
     
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    The X550 is part of ATI's X series of cards, which is three generations older than their current cards. The 8400GS is an NVIDIA card, but based off their previous generation hardware, and is consequently far newer.
     
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