Power Requirement for 7600GS?

By cfitzarl ยท 10 replies
Dec 23, 2006
  1. My parents' video card is not cutting it. Since I am not going to change the power supply (it's technically not my computer), so I am trying to work with Sony's Generic 300Watt (18A on 2 +12V Rails). I see that on the 7600GS, it has a power requirement of 300Watts. I was just wondering if it is wise to purchase a card that requires the amound of power I have. Thanks for any feedback :wave: ! Happy holidays!
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 2,406

    It'll depend on how much other hardware is in that system, but there is a good chance it will work. No way to be certain until you pop it in, but my guess is, you'll be good.
  3. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    Ok, thanks!
  4. agi_shi

    agi_shi TS Rookie Posts: 385

    What do they need the card for though? I doubt they need a 7600GS... depending on their needs something like a 7300GS may/will be more appropriate. Unless, you know, they do gaming...
  5. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    I think carl games on their computer :)
  6. kitty500cat

    kitty500cat TS Evangelist Posts: 2,154   +6

    That's how it is for me. Somehow my parents' S3 Unichrome integrated graphics don't quite cut it for NFS: Underground or SimCity 4 ;), but I don't feel like putting in a graphics card; that's why I'm getting my own laptop soon (hopefully) :)
  7. Boogityboo04

    Boogityboo04 TS Rookie Posts: 302

    You should just get a part time job and save up $600 or so and buy yourself your own computer. It's a lot better than having to share your parents computer.
  8. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    I have my own computer, note it in my signature ;) . My parents will get this for when I visit them, so I can game.
  9. PikaChop

    PikaChop TS Rookie

    dont worry about the power supply trust me. I would go with the 7600 gt because it goes around for about 100, AND today is your LUCKIEST day i hope!
    7600 gs/gt does not need a power supply that is directly connected to your power supply. Its a great video card for any one that wants to game but doesnt know anything. ( no offense to others). have fun
  10. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 1,975   +9

    The 7600GS/GT is just a strict Mid-End card, I know. It's the fact that their Sony Vaio VGC-RB33GY came with an X300 :evil: . I myself just upgraded my video card (in signature). I just want to verify from your comment in the last post that I do know what I'm doing; I just want a second opinion. I picked the 7600 because it's good for moderate gaming (Half-Life 2 in particular).
  11. PikaChop

    PikaChop TS Rookie

    here listen to me,i dont want to get into an argument and all but i have a DELL.
    sad i know, has an average of what.. 305 watt, and for that i have calculated my power supply usaged and i have some what 105 watt for everyday use. When i put this baby in it only took like 100 watts to work. so total 205. My dell had a pcie slot which i heavenly thank for and i put into use. i only have 512 ram and ran fear and bf2 perfectly with no frame rates missing. so yes just go with the 7600gs or gt not my money but yours indeeed
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