I posted earlier about 2 graphic cards and I am going to get 1 tomorrow and I wanted to know whether I need a new PSU. I currently have a 450W PSU with a single +12V rail of 20A. I have been using this PSU since 7 years and the PSU is currently running fine with my 9400GT. The minimum PSU requirement for the GT630 from ASUS is 450W. The PSU requirements for my current 9400GT are 300W.
My current system is:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 @ 2.8Ghz
2GB DDR2 RAM (Single Module)
2 Optical Drives (DVD Super Drives)
1 SATA HDD 5200RPM
Now I would be adding the following:
- Changing 9400GT for the 630GT by ASUS (NOTE: ASUS GT630 has PSU requirement of 450W while all other GT630 cards have PSU requirement of 350W)
- Adding another 2GB RAM
- Adding 1 more SATA HDD 7200RPM
So do I need another PSU because I have heard that PSU looses its output capacity over time.
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