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Windows 7: HD 3650 on a 250w power supply?


20 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
HD 3650 on a 250w power supply?

Thought If I could run a Radeon HD 3650 on a Bestec 250w Power Supply, it's specs are:

Input:100-127V-6A , 200-240V-31 50/60Hz

Output
250W MAX.

+12V / 14A -12V / 0.8A
+5V / 25A +5VSB / 2A Peak 2.5A
+3.3V / 18A

+5V & +3.3V 165W MAX. +5V & 12V 218W MAX.

Thanks!


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20 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

ATI/AMD states that the minimum power supply size should be 400 watts.

I wouldn't try to use that Bestec supply for the HD 3650
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21 Aug 2013   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

pbcopter is spot on:

ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 Series System Requirements:
  • PCI Express® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot available on the motherboard
  • 400 Watt or greater power supply (550 Watt for dual ATI CrossFireX™) recommended
  • Certified power supplies are recommended
  • 1GB of system memory recommended
  • Installation software requires an optical drive
  • DVD playback requires a DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ / HD DVD playback requires a Blu-ray / HD DVD drive
  • For a complete ATI CrossFireX™ system, a second ATI Radeon™ HD 3600 series graphics card, an ATI CrossFireX Ready motherboard and one ATI CrossFireX Bridge Interconnect cable is required
Cheers

Dave
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21 Aug 2013   #4

Win 7 Pro 64-bit 7601
 
 

While both guys above are correct, that is the recommended specs.

There is still some chance that it will run anyway. Fill the PC specs in this PSU calculator. It will tell you the power draw of the rig with that card installed when everything is at full throttle.

Then if you have a decent margin (the whole rig needs less than 210W), you should be able to do it.
At your own risk, of course.
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21 Aug 2013   #5

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Shut down your computer! Throw that power supply away! Now! Death of a Gutless Wonder II: The Best of the Bestec Review

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21 Aug 2013   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ivan the SoSo View Post
Shut down your computer! Throw that power supply away! Now! Death of a Gutless Wonder II: The Best of the Bestec Review
I'm not using the newer revision of the power supply, i'm guess i'm just saved with another HD 5570 :s

And I got 249W, i'll just get ^ HD5570
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22 Aug 2013   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate Retail Box (64-bit installed) + Service Pack 1
 
 

Note that PSU is weak, and others advise you to replace it due to apparently suspect quality issues let alone the ability to provide the necessary juice, it's a red flag.

I will just drive the point home:

This is not a part that should NOT be ignored, it can trash the whole thing.

This doesn't match with the OP's own specs so I guess this is a 3rd party or older system you are trying to keep going, so yeah I would replace it, it's $50ish well spent and will allow for a much better video card.
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23 Aug 2013   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I changed my mind to get a GeForce 210 and is running on a Bestec 250W power supply without problems, thanks for you advice!
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23 Aug 2013   #9

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Good your sorted and Glad to help.

Please mark the thread solved.

Cheers

Dave
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