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    ASUS GeForce GT 220 1GB need info ??

    I've got a 255w max power supply, and i'm running an Intel Quad Core Q8400 with 1tb HDD and 4gb ram. Will i be able to use this graphics card?

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    not likely to run at full potential, you may get errors saying the gfx card is not receiving enough power

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    khy86;7324242

    ]http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/index.jspnot likely to run at … ]http://www.thermaltake.outervision.com/index.jspnot likely to run at full potential, you may get errors saying the gfx card is not receiving enough power



    Any good graphics card that you can recommend for my PC? The maximum one i can use, pref ati or nvidia

    yup any decent card will struggle, and will fail to run at full potential. They usually require their own power cable direct from the PSU, hell my gfx card needs 2 cables coming direct from the power supply. If you want anything decent, you will have to upgrade your power supply

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    khy86;7324442

    yup any decent card will struggle, and will fail to run at full … yup any decent card will struggle, and will fail to run at full potential. They usually require their own power cable direct from the PSU, hell my gfx card needs 2 cables coming direct from the power supply. If you want anything decent, you will have to upgrade your power supply



    but if upgrade my psu, does that mean i would need to change my main board?

    no, psu is quite easy to install. I had never installed one as of a month ago, took me half hour but got it sorted. You just need to make sure you know where everything goes. Just make sure your new PSU has the same cables as your old one, they are quite cheap, i bought a 550w for about £15

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    khy86;7324514

    no, psu is quite easy to install. I had never installed one as of a month … no, psu is quite easy to install. I had never installed one as of a month ago, took me half hour but got it sorted. You just need to make sure you know where everything goes. Just make sure your new PSU has the same cables as your old one, they are quite cheap, i bought a 550w for about £15



    Could you suggest one for me please?

    How will i know if it will use the same connetors as my old one? I'm using a foxxconn mainboard if that helps..

    It's quite new, well i bought it new from additionsdirect, maybe not the best place to buy a pc, but it was on buy now pay later and using the discount code i thought why not!

    khy86;7324514

    no, psu is quite easy to install. I had never installed one as of a month … no, psu is quite easy to install. I had never installed one as of a month ago, took me half hour but got it sorted. You just need to make sure you know where everything goes. Just make sure your new PSU has the same cables as your old one, they are quite cheap, i bought a 550w for about £15



    Never skimp on a PSU.... Wattage is a factor, but others such as 12v Amps and overall PSU quality need to be taken into consideration as well.

    I'd be looking at spending (At least) two or three times £15 on a decent PSU, especially if you're thinking of putting a decent graphics card inside.

    How much do you have to spend on the graphics card/psu?
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