power supply for radeon 4850

Xfx Radeon hd 4850 1gb ddr3 dvi/vga/hdmi
June 26, 2010 at 14:48:52
Specs: Windows 7
i just bought an asus pc model cm5571-br003 with a 300 watt power supply. i want to put the 4850 graphics card in but i dont think i have the power supply to run it. power supply is delta electronics model# GPS-300AB
output peak 300watt rated 250watt
+12V1-10a max 12v2 14a max
+5v-18a max
3.3v-16a max
can i run this card or do i need another ps?

currently im running a nvidia xfx 9400gt and its running great but i want better graphics...

i have another power supply
its a dell ps 350 watt
2 12v rails says 18a each rail....would that work if the 300watt wont??

PLS HELP!! TYVM XD

also i really dont have the cash to get a new power supply so if neither of these works ill have to finds a decetn card that will run on 1 of the 2 ps's i have already. ty


See More: power supply for radeon 4850

Report •

#1
June 26, 2010 at 14:57:45
http://forum-en.msi.com/index.php?t...

http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews...

Look at these 2 articles. Neither one of your power supplies will run the 4850. With those 2 psu's your choices are very limited. Start saving your money for a new psu. Good Luck.


Report •

#2
June 26, 2010 at 15:05:29
theres no money to be saved lol...

Report •

#3
June 26, 2010 at 15:29:56
Sell a card and use that money to buy a psu.

Skip


Report •

Related Solutions

#4
June 26, 2010 at 17:49:55
haha ok then id be back where i started but have a new ps and the same old nvidia xfx 9400 gt...lol wow

Report •

#5
June 26, 2010 at 18:19:13
I took it you have 2 video cards and two power supplies. Wrong? You haven't bought the HD4850 yet?

Skip


Report •

#6
June 26, 2010 at 18:19:29
Then buy a card that will work with your power supply. How about a Radeon HD 4650, 5550 or 5570? Or Geforce GT 220 or GT 240?

http://www.techspot.com/review/245-...


Report •

#7
June 26, 2010 at 18:26:52
ty for recommending other cards...just want to be able to run the game Aion on like 75% settings with no issues. the 4850 is a VERY nice card i know but any card that will run Aion any smoother then my 9400 gt is running it would be great. have the graphics set at 50% now getting anywhere between 28 and 70 fps depending on how much action is going on. can i run the gt 220 or 240 on the 300 watt power supply....ty XD

ps...yes i do have the 4850 already i know i could return and get 75% o f my money back but the 9400 is old and id get nada for it. so...if i sell the 4850 and get a new power supply with that money id still have my old 9400 im trying to replace. the 350 watt dell ps unit is 5 years old so doubt id get much for it and the 300 watt is really underpowered for most pc's so i dunno who would buy it slightly used...so thats the pickle im in? get it skip? hehe


Report •

#8
June 26, 2010 at 19:13:50
You've got too many threads going about the same issue:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


Report •

Ask Question