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Windows 7: Can I run this ?

08 Oct 2010   #1
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Can I run this ?

I got a 220 watt power supply and this computer:FRYS.com*|*Hp Will a Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro be compatible ?


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08 Oct 2010   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacobe View Post
I got a 220 watt power supply and this computer:FRYS.com*|*Hp Will a Sapphire Radeon X1950 Pro be compatible ?

Best bet go to ATI and see its requirements if you want to be sure. I seriously doubt it. Thats 18 amps@ 12 volts total.

From that total everything (cpu,ram,hd,etc) must be able to draw power


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08 Oct 2010   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

220W is very much on the low side.

double it and you'll be ok.
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08 Oct 2010   #4
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

I'm confused the HP computer has an ATI Radeon 4350 dedicated graphics, wouldn't the Sapphire Radeon X1950 be a downgrade?
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08 Oct 2010   #5
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the 1950 would kick the 4350's ass - example 1 example 2
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08 Oct 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by eldinv View Post
I'm confused the HP computer has an ATI Radeon 4350 dedicated graphics, wouldn't the Sapphire Radeon X1950 be a downgrade?
Not by a long shot. The 1950 Pro might be a couple of generations old, but still faster than the bottom of the pile 4350. The only thing the 4350 really has over the 1950 is DirectX 10.1 vs DirectX 9.0c,

Video Card Comparison - GPUReview.com

And to answer the OP's question not only is that 220W power supply way under powered for the 1950 as mentioned by mickey, it won't fit in the slimline case.
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08 Oct 2010   #7
eldinv

DOS^
 
 

Thanks for the Video comparison link, it will be helpful in the future. I best stick with NVidia cards, cause I was totally wrong and confused about that one.
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08 Oct 2010   #8
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nvidia cards aren't any better when looking at model numbers,

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