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Windows 7: Installing a new graphics card

23 Jun 2010   #81
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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Just tot add a litle, I like to try and stay at a minimum of 28A on the 12v rail.It should do the trick. Fabe
Yeah thanks I better try and find a power supply with minimum of 28 amps, or maybe get the one Fumz recommended me


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23 Jun 2010   #82
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by saroy94 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by thefabe View Post
Just tot add a litle, I like to try and stay at a minimum of 28A on the 12v rail.It should do the trick. Fabe
Yeah thanks I better try and find a power supply with minimum of 28 amps, or maybe get the one Fumz recommended me
I don't believe that you'd need an 850W PSU.

A Corsair CMPSU-450VX (450W) has 33A on it single +12V rail. An Antec Neo Eco 520C (520W) has 40A. (I mention Antec because they seem to be easily available in most of the world.)

A note of caution: while Corsair has a very favorable reputation, they've had compatibility issues with some Asus mainboard. Weird, but apparently it's known to both manufacturers.
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24 Jun 2010   #83
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That Corsair was used as a reference so he could find where the +12 volt information was, not as something to purchase; it's way outside his budget.

These are the two he's talking about, from his shop, and within his budget.
http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...500SXS-UK.html

http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/p...U-400CXUK.html
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24 Jun 2010   #84
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Well I just need a power supply around 500 i suppose, as I need a new one for a new graphics card.

I need to know about the connectivity, such as SATA and 4-pin CPU etc. how fo i know which ones will i need? Some say they come with only 1 SATA connection and I dont know what hardware inside my desktop requires SATA. Could you help me out please?
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24 Jun 2010   #85
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I could have sworn we went over this already?

Again, your board: Motherboard Specifications, P5LP-LE (Leonite) HP Pavilion Media Center TV m7755.uk Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English). Look at it, notice the 4 pin connector, lower left of the socket, and the 24 pin connector to the far right of the socket. They're both white. These power your cpu and your board.

An SATA connector would be for an SATA hard drive. If you don't have an SATA hard drive, you need not worry about it. Most older SATA drives also have regular 4 pin power (molex) connectors as well, so unless your SATA drive is brand new, this is again something you don't have to worry about.

It will all become clear when you change the power supply. You don't have that many devices that require power: board (2 connections, one 4 pin and one 24 pin), cd/dvd drive (one 4 pin molex), hard drive (one 4 pin molex or 1 sata connector).... what else you got? Microwave (two 3 pin floppy connectors), Mini-bar (two 4 pin molex connectors), anything else?
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24 Jun 2010   #86
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
It will all become clear when you change the power supply. You don't have that many devices that require power: board (2 connections, one 4 pin and one 24 pin), cd/dvd drive (one 4 pin molex), hard drive (one 4 pin molex or 1 sata connector).... what else you got? Microwave (two 3 pin floppy connectors), Mini-bar (two 4 pin molex connectors), anything else?
I wish.
I would do it too!

Oh, and you forgot the two 8 pin connectors for my soft drink fountain!

~Lordbob
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24 Jun 2010   #87
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

hahaa, I can't remember,sorry if we did, but I understand it more now, so thanks for that

now I gotta get up! Exam to revise for
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24 Jun 2010   #88
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

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24 Jun 2010   #89
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

4th card down


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24 Jun 2010   #90
saroy94

Windows 7 Ultimate x32
 
 

Oh thats good, I have a 300-watt power supply. Thanks
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