4670 power requirement

levesque

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i've done quite a bit of surfing the web in research, and i've read a good number of posts saying a 4670 is fine for a 300w power supply (mine is 300w that came with the computer, single 12v rail at 19a)- i just thought i'd ask the question myself- should i risk installing it?
I got a athlonx2 2.5, 1 cd/dvd drive, 320gb hard drive 3gb ram- and the computer's still on warranty, if that has any bearing.

i'm planning on getting a new psu in the near future, i just really want to start gaming (first time really playing on a pc).

thanks
 

iplaygames

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i have a generic 220w psu and it can still run that card.
but i will not suggest it .
you may risk your card like i am risking it.
i have very slow and old pc DDR1 512 mb ram and amd sempron 2800+ so it works.
but its risky to run
 

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That card needs less than 5A running flat out. You should be fine, even if that PSU has to be de-rated to 75% of capacity.
Ovrclker has a point, you don't need to spend a lot to get a good PSU. The one he linked or an Antec Earthwatts 380 would both be good, long term choices.
 

khelben1979

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From my own experience, a ATi Radeon9800XT made a chieftec powersupply rated at 400W stopped working correctly after 6 months.

Get yourself a high quality 650W powersupply (like Corsair for example) and you will be alright for the coming 10 years to come, if you can afford it. They had a 5 year warranty on them the last time I checked.
 

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It probably should work yeh, altho definatly have to agree do you really want to risk it. Just buy a antec earthwatt 380, they arent that expensive rly.

And 650 watt is just extreme overkill for a 4670, he has a reason for getting a 4670 rather then a 4870. its called budget
 

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It should be fine to be honest. You could spend more money on a new PSU if you can afford it but I wouldn't be that stressed about it. The 12v rail suits the card just fine and there shouldn't any serious issue as the the 4670 is a great low power solution.
 

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