Is an HD5570 with a 250w power supply ok?

davidwhite1

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I have a slimline computer with a 250w power supply. I don't need a very powerful graphics card, just something better than the onboard one.

Will this card be ok with a 250w power supply?

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ulillillia

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According to Wikipedia, the 5570 needs 39 watts of power at the max, 3 1/4 amps on the +12V rail. Thus, if your PSU has at least 15 amps, you should be fine. You might be able to go with the 5670 at the upper end.
 

davidwhite1

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Thanks but I don't really understand that. Copying from the power supply label it says:


AC Input

100-127V ~ 50-60Hz 6.0A
200-240V ~ 50-60Hz 3.0A

DC Output

+5.08V ---16.0A
+3.3V --- 16.7A
+12.0V --- 18.0A
-12.0V --- 0.3A
+5.08Vsb --- 2.0A


So does this mean I'm ok?

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ulillillia

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The 5570 will work on that PSU just fine, provided you don't overclock anything. The 5670 is the most powerful video card you'll be able to get. Regardless, don't overclock.
 

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Ok thanks
 

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