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I was thinking of upgrading to a Radeon HD 6450 but I am afraid of two things:

1. My PSU is only 120 watts. (I know, pathetic.)

2. I am using a DDR2 Machine with a Pentium Dual Core E5300 (LGA 775)

I am afraid that card will bottleneck or require too much power.

Are my fears justified?

If you guys know a good upgrade from a 5450 let me know.

I am not stuck to AMD/ATI, feel free to suggest NVIDIA Cards as well.

Thanks for your time and my complete system specs are below!

:3
post #2 of 6
Don't bother upgrading you won't see much of a difference. Save your money, and down the road do a complete new build.
 
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Kill it with fire!

No seriously do a new build, and the 6450 is just a 5450 rebranding. Even an APU build would be wayyyy better than yours
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What are your needs and budget? An HD6450 is a pretty minor upgrade in the grand scheme of things but it does have twice the shaders as the HD5450. They basically have the same TDP so the power consumption shouldn't be a problem, even with the small 120W PSU.
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Wish I could do a build, as I have the knowledge, but I don't have the money. That's why I am using this thing right now until I can afford to build one.

Also, thanks for all the support everybody!
post #6 of 6
your psu isonly 120 watts ? you sure you didnt mean 220 ? coz if its 220 watts you could upgrade to a 5570 or 5670 and notice a big difference in performance.
if its only 120 watts then upgrade your psu and get 7750
    
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