ok, first of all im sry that i post too many help threads... anyway... how would i find out how many watts my power supply has or whatever as i hope to buy a new graphics card soon and i would just like to be sure... any help will be appriciated thx
what exactly do you have running ?
by this i mean brand and model [dell,gateway,ibm,etc.] this would be the easiest way to start.
mesh comps... and its not a model because u customise the specs b4 u order, so there is no exact model... if ya dnt get me check www.meshcomputers.com and have a look
ahh doesnt matter , i know now thanx, its 300W... yay, enough for my 9800 :D
haha.well good for you for finding that info out. I'm going to have to upgrade my powersupply to be able to support the Ati Radeon 9800pro i got.my current powersupply is only a lousy 250 watts....*grr*
im running a 400 watt for my radeon 9700!
if you have doubts about it ..DONT DO IT! u need a 400 watt or higher for nehting higher than a radeon 9800! if not ur likely to mess up the rest of your comp. cost ya big bucks in the long run
better safe then sorry m8's
what about 350 watts ? i just bought a new case with a 350 watt power-supply. am i going to have to spend extra money on a more powerful power supply now too ??
*sigh* it NEVER ends.
have a look at the +12 volt rail i had a 400w psu that couldnt handle my 9800 look for a high current rating at +12 v @ 18amps would be good but you may be able to get away with less depending on how much +12v power your sytem needs. im using a 350w psu with +12v@16amps and its very stable but the 400w with +12v@16amps aswell couldnt make more than 11.25v so quality means alot more than max output.
If you're going to be using any of the new Nvidia cards, use the 400 watters... Those things suck more power than weight watchers and a pizza.
Usually it's also good just to get a 400W anyways, just so it'll easily accomodate anything you put into it.
okay, well thanks for the info all. I'll be sure to get a hold of a new power supply soon enough.