HD4670 Graphics Card on 300W power

smithyrulz

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Hi I would really like to get the HD4670 card (my old Nvidia7500broke)broke but I only have a 300wCPU. I don't want to go to the effort and cost of replacing the power supply. My computer spec is a Compaq Presario SR2149UK Intel Core2 6400 2038.

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ewood

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I have a 4670 running on a 300 watt dell(shitty) psu with an e6600 and it has never given me any issues. i was worried about it at first but all seems well after about two and a half months. i dont know about the long term. 12v rail (its a single rail) never goes below 11.97v. seems okay
 
A decent 300W PSU should be o.k., but yeah that may be stressing it a little. If you're worried about it, then get a 9500GT as those don't use up too much power as it uses less than a 4650 and isn't too bad on the lower end of things.
 

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haha nice title on the thread. guess i got lucky!