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Thread: video card power question.

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Feb 2004


    ok i have good deal on a fx 5700 ultra available to me, problem is that i only have a 235w power supply in my comp and it needs a minimum 250w for the card, i was wondering if i could get away with it since i'm not running any fans save the one for my processor, one hd, a dvd rom, a cd rom, and my floppy. any chance?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul 2003


    There is a slight chance..but it might be unstable while playing games. What processor are you running btw? :confused:
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    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2002
    Winnipeg, Canada


    The fx5700 will have no airflow so why bother, it will probably crash from overheating/lack of current. Many computers nowadays can barely cope with heat problems caused by little or no airflow/poor psu.
    Option #2, get a better psu and a few fans, would make everything work better.
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  4. #4
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    Feb 2004


    i'm running a p4 1.6, does that have a impact on video cards? and if it does will i be ok with my current processor>?

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Dec 2003


    You might actully be ok with a 1.6. I would reccommend to get bigger PSU, but that might do.

    i'm running a p4 1.6, does that have a impact on video cards
    The reason he asked is some processors take up more juice than others.:cheers:
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