pci slot information

By ronobono ยท 5 replies
Nov 15, 2005
  1. How do i find out what watts my pci slot is? I need to know because the video card i have needs 250-min-watts.
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Don't you mean, how many watts your PSU is? A video card usually recommends a minimum level of power from a PSU but not from the PCI slot.

    You can check how many watts your PSU is pumping out by looking on the sticker that is on the psu (power supply unit).
  3. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    Thanx for the reply..Im gonna tell you exactly what it says.
    System Req
    250 watt min/300 watt recommend power supply availible Pci slot.
    Its wrote just like that..I would say your right cuase Im not to good with computers. Also I looked at my PSU and it says I only have 200 watt max.
    So do I gotta buy a new PSU? Also If I do need a new PSU how do I know what kind will work with my gateway? Thanx
  4. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    Are you sure there isn't a comma in there? ;)

    300 watt recommended power supply, available PCI slot?

    Sounds like you'll need a new PSU to use that card.

    Unfortunately, I know nothing about gateways except that they can be extremely difficult when it comes to upgrades. I have heard things like you MUST by a gateway psu, as the motherboard connectors are specific to gateway boards on some systems. Don't know if this is the case with your particular system, but....

    Post your gateway model number, and see if anyone has more input.
  5. ronobono

    ronobono TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 50

    My gateway model is 300s ltd..2002 model
  6. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    See your other thread for this answer.
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