Power supply help!!!

September 15, 2009 at 00:32:17
Specs: Windows XP, amd x2 5200+, 2gb ram
i have iball baby 306 cabinet with default psu
iballLPE223-400(400W) having rating of 17A
on +12vrail......
i just want to add radeon hd4650 1gb ddr2 on
my mobo but someone told me that my psu is
not sufficient for this gfx card!!!! can anyone tell
me that can i game with this card on my
current psu coz i dont want to change my psu
as i've bought this system 2 months ago....or
suggest me another entry level gfx card which can cope
up with that psu????

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#1
September 15, 2009 at 02:09:18
Best bet is the HD4670. Is this the case and are you sure the psu is 400w? This data sheet says the LPE223-400 is a 250w psu.

Had to ask...

Skip


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#2
September 15, 2009 at 05:25:27
If you're gonna get an HD4650, get one that has GDDR3, not GDDR2. But considering the HD4670 costs almost the same, I suggest you take Skip's advice. The HD4670 is a much better card.

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#3
September 15, 2009 at 06:46:41
can hd4670 run on that psu???

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#4
September 15, 2009 at 08:05:54
@skip

here is the info for my cabinet and psu-----------
http://computers.lapcom.in/online_s...
cases/iball-atx-cabinet-with-smps-baby-306.html

and

http://techshop.in/store/product_in...


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#5
September 15, 2009 at 09:56:32
"can hd4670 run on that psu???"

The HD 4670 requires less than 60W. The PCI-e x16 slot is capable of supplying up to 75W. A 250W PSU may be a bit "iffy" but a 400W PSU should have no problem. And you don't have to get a 1GB card. In fact, many of the 1GB cards are slower than their 512MB brethren because the 1GB memory runs slower. Make sure to compare the specs.

I know you're not from the US, but here's a couple of Asus cards as an example. Notice the specs are identical except for the memory. The 512MB runs at 1800MHz, the 1GB runs at 1600MHz.

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

And here's two MSI cards...1GB at 1746MHz, 512MB at 2000MHz:

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

And here's an HD 4650 w/ 1GB GDDR2. The GPU core runs at 600MHz (150MHz slower than the HD 4670) but the memory only runs at 800MHz:

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


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#6
September 15, 2009 at 23:58:01
thanx jam....ur suggestion is really helpfull
cheers!!!!!!!!!!

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#7
September 16, 2009 at 16:57:58
Good that you have the 400w 17a psu. It should have plenty of power for the HD 4670.

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