[SOLVED] Good evening, I want to buy RX550 but my psu is Magix predator 500w..

Aug 26, 2020
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Good evening, I'm new here.
I want to buy AMD RX 550 4gb, but when I checking my PSU its says its have 500w power.
brand magix predator with
12v 28A and 343w


My question : Can my psu handle RX 550?
My pc spec is
i5-3470
ram 8gb ddr3
1 standard keyboard
1 razer deathadder.
 

R_1

Glorious
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Welcome to the forums :D

just by the numbers
the rx 550 has a max power draw of 50W.
should be fine,
the 500W is meant for power supplies just like yours, rated at 500W but with just enough to run the card and whatever else the system draws.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-550-2gb,5034-10.html

depending on the age of the PSU, if it is out of warranty I suggest replacement as that brand is not known to me and the 12V rating being so much lower than the 500W rating means its a cheap (low quality) unit.
 
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R_1

Glorious
Ambassador
Welcome to the forums :D

just by the numbers
the rx 550 has a max power draw of 50W.
should be fine,
the 500W is meant for power supplies just like yours, rated at 500W but with just enough to run the card and whatever else the system draws.

https://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/amd-radeon-rx-550-2gb,5034-10.html

depending on the age of the PSU, if it is out of warranty I suggest replacement as that brand is not known to me and the 12V rating being so much lower than the 500W rating means its a cheap (low quality) unit.
 
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Aug 26, 2020
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Thank you for your reply.
It's only being used for 1 month....

So can I assume it's safe to use it at least for 1 year? (If the warranty is 2 years)
 
Aug 26, 2020
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Actually I just buy Corsair cv650w, but sadly its cable is not compatible with my mini atx case (just know recently) even though the PSU dimension is same with this magix predator.

With that said, I'll try to use this PSU until I upgrade my case ...

Thank you for your kind answer.
 

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