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Customizer

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#1 11 years ago

I'm wanting a new video card but I don't know if I'm going to have enough power to use it. The card is a sapphire radeon 1950pro. I opened up my computer and it showed a bunch of different power measures but don't know which is which. I'll just list here what I see... INPUT: 100-127V 200-240V 50-60Hz] OUTPUT +12V (some symbol) / 19A -12V (some symbol) / 0.8A 300W MAX +5V (some symbol) / 30A +5VSB (some symbol) / 2A +3.3V (some symbol) / 28A +5V & +3.3V 180W MAX +5V & + 12V 288W MAX The (some symbol) were all the same symbols just didnt know what they meant. They are a short straight solid line with 2 dotted lines underneather same length. The confusing part to me is that there are more than one of some things like (number)W MAX. Could someone please make sense of these for me and tell me if I can run the sapphire radeon 1950pro please?




vikke-viking

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#2 11 years ago

Hey Customizer you should post the rest of your specs.




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#3 11 years ago

Also forgot to mention this...

Manufacturer: HP

Operating System: Windows XP Professional 2002 Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5000+ Memory: 1982MB RAM Current GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE 256mb (integrated RAMDAC)




marvinmatthew

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#4 11 years ago

The 300W MAX bit is the part that we need inorder to figure out how powerful your pwersupply is. It's rated at 300watts.

And here's the officical information from ATi on the 1950pro: http://ati.amd.com/products/radeonx1950/radeonx1950pro/specs.html

Scroll down on that page to where it says 'System Requirements". It sates that you atleast need a 450Watt Powersupply unit. So it looks like you're out of luck.




vikke-viking

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#5 11 years ago

But howe is it with a new power supply? Ore will that be hard since its a HP system?




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#6 11 years ago

well this sucks




marvinmatthew

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#7 11 years ago

Most HP systems do not use a proprietary PSU. So a PSU upgrade isn't out of the question.




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#8 11 years ago

Sorry to bring this up again since it is 3 weeks old but I had forgotten about it and I have another couple questions.

marvinmatthew had mentioned something about most HP systems not using a proprietary PSU. So...question is what does that mean and does it affect me. My computer brand type name thing is a HP m7640n. If I can get a new power supply, which one should I get that can run the radeon x1950 pro and has a good price.

Now my other question is would it fit in my computer?

Thanks




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#9 11 years ago

It means you can get a new power supply. 450 Watts is what you need, a little more would probably be better. 500 or thereabouts will do nicely, so you won't be running right at the limits.

Oh, and hi to you, fellow Ohioan! :cya:




Akula971

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#10 11 years ago

What ever you get, do notice the 30A on the 12 volt rail.




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