Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: best graphics card which would run on a 300w pow supp


22 Jun 2010   #1

 
 
best graphics card which would run on a 300w pow supp

heya peeps, here is my comp which has a 300w pow supply

HP Pavilion AMD Athlon II 630 Quad-Core 2.8GHz Computer (P6310F) - Future Shop

just wanna know what is the best card i can get which would run off of that 300w pow supply, i think there is a 9800gt version which runs off of 30% less power than the original 9800gt but im really a noob when it comes to this kind of thing so your help would rock, thanks all


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

22 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by balltillifall View Post
heya peeps, here is my comp which has a 300w pow supply

HP Pavilion AMD Athlon II 630 Quad-Core 2.8GHz Computer (P6310F) - Future Shop

just wanna know what is the best card i can get which would run off of that 300w pow supply, i think there is a 9800gt version which runs off of 30% less power than the original 9800gt but im really a noob when it comes to this kind of thing so your help would rock, thanks all
I think an ATI Radeon HD 4650/4670 or a ATI Radeon HD 5670 would fit since they do not need any external power supply connectors. Nvidia's GT240 would also work well I believe.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Jun 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

The GT 240 should work (that's what I have, get the DDR5 version). This is a good deal on it.

GT 240

300W only tells part of the story, we don't know how many Amps the rail has.

GT240 or 9600GT

GT240 my 1st choice. But your PSU is somewhat anemic, sorry.

A Guy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


22 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kurahk7 View Post
I think an ATI Radeon HD 4650/4670 or a ATI Radeon HD 5670 would fit since they do not need any external power supply connectors. Nvidia's GT240 would also work well I believe.
You'd think so, with a maximum electrical power through the PCI-E slot of 75W.

However, Sapphire recommends a 400W supply for their 4650 product:

SAPPHIRE- HOME

and the same for a 5670. They suggest a 300W supply for a 4550.

eVGA recommends 300W for a GTS240:

http://www.evga.com/products/moreInf... Series Family

Complex, no?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well, according to AMD's website, ATI Radeonā„¢ HD 4600 Series Overview
Quote:
ATI Radeon™ HD 4600 Series graphics cards consume less than 75 watts under full load, eliminating the need for an external power connection and making them easy to install
so it should work as well.
Edit: Same goes for the 5670 http://www.amd.com/us/products/deskt...-overview.aspx
Quote:
Consumes less than 75 Watts under full load, eliminating the need for an external power connection and making installation a snap
My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Jun 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

This help,

techPowerUp :: HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ 512 MB Review :: Page 26 / 32

Main ones to look at are Average and Peak, for what to expect when the card is under load. Then go here,

eXtreme Power Supply Calculator

enter in the rest of the system specs and get a rough idea what you need.

Edit: Just ran through the PSU calculator using the specs here,

HP Pavilion p6310f Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion p6310f Desktop PC - HP technical support (Ireland - English)

and without adding a video card at all it came up with a recommendation of 220W minimum. Hate to say it balltillifall but unless the power 300W PSU (typical HP, ship it out with a PSU that just has enough juice to power what the computer comes with) in your HP is of very good quality, you're going to have to look at upgrading the PSU if you want to add a video card.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 best graphics card which would run on a 300w pow supp




Thread Tools




Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:10 PM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33