Dell with 300w psu wants hd 5670

newcomer001

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Hello,
I just purchased a Dell Inspiration 620 with integrated graphic card. I want to upgrade the gpu to hd 5670.

http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Radeon-PCI-Express-Graphics-100289-2L/dp/B004LLFF86/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1318142133&sr=8-6

Will the psu handle it? Thanks so much.

Output on the power supply,
+12va / 17a max
+12vb / 9a max
+3.3v / 10a max

Max continuous total DC output power will not exceed 300w

max continuous combined output power (5v & 2.2 ) is 90 w

+23 total continue power will not exceed 216 watt.

More system infor,
i5 2310
1 tb 7200
6g ddr3
16x cd rom

 

etk

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You are in a grey zone. It would *probabaly* work, but you don't meet the minimum reccomended. Dell does tend to have a healthy margin on their PSU though. Certainly no overclocking though. If you can wait for 2-5 months, new graphics cards will have significantly reduced power requirements from both amd and nvidia.
 

jeffredo

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You can get away with any card that doesn't require an external power connector with a Dell 300W power supply. Get an HD 6670 if you can. Faster than the HD 5670 and uses a tiny bit less power than an HD 4670. Any of the three will run on your PS.
 

4745454b

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I agree that he is fine. His CPU is probably a 65W part? Assuming another 50W or so for the rest of his system not counting the GPU and he's using around 115W of his 216W. That leaves him with around 100W. He could probably even run the 76W 5750, so a 50ish watt 5670 is fine.