Question Can I use and rx 550 or a GTX 1050 with a 180w psu.

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I have a ryzen 3 3200G, 8gb of ram, and a 256 gb nvme ssd. I need a card to use in this system. Thank you.
 

Barty1884

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Really going to depend on the specifics of the PSU.
180W continuous, and a half-decent unit, it might be doable with an RX550, a 50W TDP card. The 1050 is 75W IIRC, so that might be a little tight.

Perhaps a GT1030 would be a reasonable solution for you?

Of course, if it's 180W peak &/or a poor quality unit, all bets are off - and the smart answer would be no.

Out of curiosity, why do you need a discreet GPU for the system? The 3200G has an iGP....
 

Barty1884

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Thank so much but would more ram beneift me?
Probably not for basic video editing or CS:GO, no..... 8GB is probably a fair pairing with that setup.

What speed is your current RAM though? Ryzen (and especially iGP) benefit from faster memory.
If the kit is <3000MHz, then an upgrade in speed may well be more useful vs. capacity in the tasks you mention.
 
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Are you kidding me. Heck no your system already takes 130w avg on idle. Once you play a game that will go above 200w and then some. So it is not going to happen my friend unless you want to blow up your PC and what not.🖐🤷‍♀️💯👽
 

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You'll find them in HP prebuilts, they aren't standard ATX psus.
This pc uses a 180w Gold psu and is powering an i5-8400 and gtx1050ti (no external 6pin)
https://support.hp.com/my-en/document/c06049219

Although granted it's HP, therefore no guarantee its a full power cpu or gpu, but maybe chopped versions with disabled attributes which lowers performance and TDP, but still registers as a fully vamped cpu/card. Otherwise you'd be looking at 135w (cpu 65w/gpu 70w) on those 2 alone, with 50w being average for the rest of the pc.

So don't assume you can use aftermarket, full power equivalents as replacements.

Most likely it's also a Delta made psu, which is probably capable of @ 220w ±, as Delta has a habit of downgrading its ratings below actual ability.
 
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Their no 180 Gold power supplies that I have ever heard of?
Probably an OEM unit inside an HP or something. I think Delta have a couple 180W units with gold efficiency, but I don't know anything about them.

Heck no your system already takes 130w avg on idle.
You think a 3200G pulls 130W idle??? That's the only component in the system currently with any substantial power draw ... And it's not 130W!!

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_5_3400g_review,4.html

Check the power consumption numbers in there.... And that's the 3400G, so SMT + stronger GPU vs what the OP has.

Obviously it'll depend on system specifics, but I think your numbers are way off. Probably right on the money with ~130W under full load.

You play a game that will go above 200w and then some. So it is not going to happen my friend unless you want to blow up your PC and what not.🖐🤷‍♀️💯👽
As configured, today? Pre-GPU add? Not. A. Chance.
I'm assuming it's a prebuilt and if that's the case, the "180W" will be fine, as configured at the moment, for the duration of the systems warranty.
 
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Probably an OEM unit inside an HP or something. I think Delta have a couple 180W units with gold efficiency, but I don't know anything about them.



You think a 3200G pulls 130W idle??? That's the only component in the system currently with any substantial power draw ... And it's not 130W!!

https://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/amd_ryzen_5_3400g_review,4.html

Check the power consumption numbers in there.... And that's the 3400G, so SMT + stronger GPU vs what the OP has.

Obviously it'll depend on system specifics, but I think your numbers are way off. Probably right on the money with ~130W under full load.



As configured, today? Pre-GPU add? Not. A. Chance.
I'm assuming it's a prebuilt and if that's the case, the "180W" will be fine, as configured at the moment, for the duration of the systems warranty.
So do you think I could fit a GPU in?
 

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