HD3650 PSU Requirements

January 13, 2010 at 19:04:41
Specs: Windows XP, XP 3000+/ 2GB 333
Will my power supply be sufficient enough for the Radeon HD3650? According to Tom's Hardware it uses 63W at load.

PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

*The only difference between the one in my system and the one shown above is the version. My current PSU is v. 1.2*

Shuttle AN35N Ultra 400
Athlon XP 3000+ Barton
2 GB PC2700
ti4200 64MB
Enermax 350W (26A on 12V)
2 DVD Drives
1 IDE Hard Drive
2 120 mm Case Fans
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz sound card
Leadtek Winfast 2000/XP Deluxe TV tuner card


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#1
January 13, 2010 at 19:37:16
That's ~5 amps; you should be just fine. I think a Ti4200 uses about 3-3½ amps.

Skip


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#2
January 13, 2010 at 19:51:01
Thanks, Skip.

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#3
January 14, 2010 at 06:56:39
The HD 3650 isn't a great gaming card, especially if you get the 64-bit version. You'd be better off with a 128-bit HD 4650.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...


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#4
January 14, 2010 at 11:59:56
Thanks, Jam. I was looking at the 128 bit version of the HD3650, btw. The only reason I didn't think about the 4650 is because I couldn't find any power requirement information on that specific card. My guess is, it probably uses somewhere around 60 watts or so. Thanks for the link to that gigabyte card; I may go with that one instead + free shipping makes me happy.

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#5
January 14, 2010 at 12:15:49
Not much info on the HD4650 but this page says ~80w maximum

http://archive.atomicmpc.com.au/for...

That's still less than 7a. Does your psu have a 6pin pci-e connector? The link you gave says no.

Edit:

Oops, my head was stuck up my...Anyway, the card apparently comes with an dual 4pin to 6pin adapter. Sorry about that.

Skip


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#6
January 14, 2010 at 12:20:12
No, it doesn't have a 6 pin pci-e connector. Doesn't the card come with a pci-e to molex adapter?

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#7
January 14, 2010 at 12:25:56
Yeah, I edited my response. And I'm one of the guys who preaches "do your research".

Skip


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#8
January 14, 2010 at 12:32:43
Lol, it happens to the best of us. I appreciate your quick responses, Skip.

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#9
January 14, 2010 at 14:54:35
I don't know what the power consumption is for the AGP version of the HD 4650, but the PCI-e version is rated at 50W under full load.

http://www.engadget.com/2008/09/10/...


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#10
January 14, 2010 at 15:28:09
Makes sense jam...that's probably better information than I had.

Skip


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#11
January 14, 2010 at 19:20:46
Thanks, Jam and Skip. So, I should be ok with the HD4650 and my current power supply?


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#12
January 15, 2010 at 00:26:09
400W is ok.

I think your motherboard is AGP connector.

This one.


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