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Windows 7: Graphics card and power supply

06 Sep 2012   #1
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 
Graphics card and power supply

Right I have a 550ti but only a 300w power supply. My performance is shocking on it.
Is this cause my power supply?
It's recommended to have a 400w +
Also my processor is only at like 70-80% use


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06 Sep 2012   #2
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

You need to upgrade your Power Supply ASAP. You are putting a strain on that low-end one.
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06 Sep 2012   #3
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 

What does that mean then?
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06 Sep 2012   #4
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What it means is that if/when the 300W power supply decides to up and die from the strain, it doesn't take anything else with it. Underpowered (or even worse, under powered no name) power supplies have been known to take out motherboards, video cards and just about anything else connected to the motherboard when they go poof.
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06 Sep 2012   #5
Carl Lawrence

Dual-boot: Windows 7 HP 32-bit SP1 & Windows XP Pro 32-bit SP2.
 
 

That's why you need to change it ASAP.
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06 Sep 2012   #6
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 

Okay just bought one
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06 Sep 2012   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Make and model of the one you bought?
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06 Sep 2012   #8
ReviverSoft

Windows 7 HP / Ultimate x64
 
 

If possible, I would suggest returning the new one for a good quality 500W+ PSU from the likes of Seasonic, Corsair or XFX. It needs to have at least 24A on the +12v rail (See specs)
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06 Sep 2012   #9
LewisHolcombe

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit OEM
 
 

What happens if it doesn't
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06 Sep 2012   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Louis your not listing to the good folks that are trying to help you. What happens when you use less than needed quality power supply is many things and none of them good.
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