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Windows 7: Power Supply

01 Aug 2011   #1
markvis14

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 
Power Supply

Hello,

I am interested in the Nvidia Geforce N470GTX Twin Frozr II.
My current card is an Geforce 9600gt.

I believe my system currently got a 400W power supply.
Do I need to upgrade it? And if so do I need to check anything as in compatibility with my motherboard?

Thank you.

Regards,
Mark



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01 Aug 2011   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Here are the specs for that card: GeForce GTX 470 - Specifications - GeForce

You will need to upgrade your PSU, as it states that it requires a minimum of 550W.
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01 Aug 2011   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thinking doesn't help with power supply specs, need to know. Also if it is the stock power supply that came in that Medion computer then it definitely won't be enough for a GTX 470. There is a rather large difference in the power requirements/draw between a 9600 GT and a GTX 470,

Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

approximately 95W for the 9600 GT and 21W for the GTX 470.
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01 Aug 2011   #4
markvis14

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Okay, thank you.
And my other question? Would it be compatible with my motherboard?

Thanks mate.

EDIT:
Yes it's the stock power supply
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01 Aug 2011   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It has a PCI-E x16 slot, so the answer would be yes.
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01 Aug 2011   #6
markvis14

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

No I mean the powersupply, as in voltages? Or can I just hook it up?
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01 Aug 2011   #7
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

That is a high end gfx card, you won't be able to use it at 100%, unless you consider an overall system upgrade later.
If I were you I'd go with a GTS450 and keep that 400W PSU. This card would cause a huge difference in the feling as well.
A GTS450 would be pretty much in the same category as your other system parts. Don't correlate to my setup, I have a much stonger cpu than video card. Go for factory speed modells.
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01 Aug 2011   #8
markvis14

Windows 7 64 Bit
 
 

Thanks for all your replies
One's reply just disappeared for some reason (?)

I will get back to you guys with the details of my psu once I get home.

Thanks again.

EDIT: Speedgamer I am taking your advice. I will get a 450 and upgrade my whole system at a later point in time. Thank you for your help, solved.
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01 Aug 2011   #9
speedgamer01

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit SP1
 
 

Thanks
Please start a thread in the chillout room in the future, when you will have decided to upgrade. It will be a nice discussion
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01 Aug 2011   #10
boogieboy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Yes you do need to upgrade your PSU get a Good Quality 550W-650W PSU and you'll be good to go.
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