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So it really ins't going to work is it?
It's not looking good dude
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If it's really a "crap cit 450w" than you probably want to upgrade. You can probably do fine with a 450-550w, but not a bad brand. If you picked up a seasonic or a good corsair or something you wouldn't have any issues.
Well I plan on getting a new PSU a few months after I buy the card, my computer is always on power saving so my CPU and GPU and fans and low in wattage when idle, what I mean will it hold out for that amount of time?
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post #13 of 38
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Well I plan on getting a new PSU a few months after I buy the card, my computer is always on power saving so my CPU and GPU and fans and low in wattage when idle, what I mean will it hold out for that amount of time?
Three things that could happen!
1. It works fine!
2. It don't work at all!
3. It goes bang! And it could take out other parts with it
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Three things that could happen!
1. It works fine!
2. It don't work at all!
3. It goes bang! And it could take out other parts with it
Should I risk it, hmm :/

Because the motherboard is low powered/low end.

I have 2 laptop HDD's in my PC, and no sound card, and 1 DVD/RW drive, so my system is very low power maybe it'll run the GTS 450.
Edited by walshy155 - 10/5/11 at 11:38am
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You'll be fine, if that PSU does what it claims to. My rig folding (cpu+gpu) doesn't pull over 400W.
 
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I think a new quality made PSU should be your top priority before upgrading anything. Don't worry too much about the wattage rating, you want quality build and quality components. You'd be better off with a Antec Earthwats 380W than most cheap 400+W rated stuff.
     
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post #17 of 38
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I think a new quality made PSU should be your top priority before upgrading anything. Don't worry too much about the wattage rating, you want quality build and quality components. You'd be better off with a Antec Earthwats 380W than most cheap 400+W rated stuff.
It looks like I'll have to keep my 1240 x 1024 crap monitor and get a PSU to support the GTS 450.

The Coolermaster 450W GX looks good.

So I either get a new monitor, and get a new PSU to support the GTS 450. Or buy the GTS 450 ECO edition by Zotac and see what happens with my current PSU.
Edited by walshy155 - 10/6/11 at 4:04am
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what to do?
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If the GTS 450 uses a max of 8A and my PSU have 13A on one of the rails (10A on 2nd rail) will it work?
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The GPU can't pull all 8A from one connector anyways, as the PCIe slot is limited to 6.25A (75w), and the 6 pin is limited to the same.
 
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