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KeNDaLL2000

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#1 9 years ago

My old as dirt video card has finally gone "kaput" and is making my computer screen flicker with bright lights.

As a last resort I'm going out to purchase a power supply for my new video card but before i do that i want to make sure my old video card is broken and its not my actual computer. If i were to remove my current video card, would i have to disable or remove anything before i do it remove it like software?

Also my new card ATI Radeon HD 3650: my Old card ATI radeon x700




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#2 9 years ago

Since its another ATI card I doubt it. You might want to uninstall the drivers and update to the newest 9.1 version though.




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#3 9 years ago

I would just reinstall the drivers.




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#4 9 years ago

KeNDaLL2000;4798735My old as dirt video card has finally gone "kaput" and is making my computer screen flicker with bright lights.

As a last resort I'm going out to purchase a power supply for my new video card but before i do that i want to make sure my old video card is broken and its not my actual computer. If i were to remove my current video card, would i have to disable or remove anything before i do it remove it like software?

Also my new card ATI Radeon HD 3650: my Old card ATI radeon x700

For the new one you will most likely need a higher wattage PSU.

As for removal of drivers and such, can you get into safe mode? Usually hitting F8 or similar during the boot up of the PC ( try just before the Windows Loading screen aka the green progess bar thing. )

If you can get in, use this > Guru3D - Driver Sweeper and remove the current ATi Drivers, since It may/may not allow you to uninstall divers in safe mode.




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#5 9 years ago
For the new one you will most likely need a higher wattage PSU.

A Radeon 3650 shouldn't use much power at all.

Kendall, what PSU do you have now?




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#6 9 years ago
A Radeon 3650 shouldn't use much power at all. Kendall, what PSU do you have now?

I do not know the specific brand or type but i do know it is 305w and not 350w ( which i need ). Does anybody know what kind of power supply i should get? (I know my computer is psi express if that helps)




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#7 9 years ago

It should be fine. One of the guys from my hall runs a 3870 with no problems on a 300w psu




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#8 9 years ago
kow_ciller;4799981It should be fine. One of the guys from my hall runs a 3870 with no problems on a 300w psu

I don't think that would be a smart idea in any sense.....

On another note since i am getting a PSU should i know anything before hand like compatibility or will they all be compatable




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#9 9 years ago

Cards dont use as much power as the box says. They just put those numbers in case someone has one of those super crappy ones that are severely overstated voltage wise