Low profile video power load

lippold72

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we have a h320 lenova desktop i5 with intel HD, 180w ps, want to upgrade the video, is a 6450 ddr5 512mb the best i can do?, looks like can only go around 35w power on load.
 

lippold72

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lippold72

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nah it comes with a geforce 310 as an option , and the 6450 uses same as geforce 310, just wondering i can sneak in a 5570-5670 or 6570-6670
 
Power Supply:

You need to keep TWO things in mind:

1)overall Wattage (find an online calculator)
2) Amps required by the Graphics card (the +12V rail or rails must supply this amount. I recommend at least 1.25x the value of the graphics card requirement to be safe.)
 

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