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I looked at the Nvidia website and it says that you need 350W PS to run either of these two cards (7300 or 7600 GTOC) however I only have a 300W PS. I do not have enough money to purchase two things (Card AND PS) so I want a graphics card jus tto tide me over for a few months until I can buy another one for my custom CPU (and give this CPU to my gf)..

So my question:

Would I be able to run either of these cards with my 300W PSU?
post #2 of 9
350w is usually indicated by the average setup, in which case I wouldn't recommend running yours at.

Remember, if your powersupply blows, chances are that the rest of it blows too.
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And if the card will run with that PSU.... it will not have enough power to run it correctly......
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the 7300 is a VERY low power card... and should work fine on a real 300W PSU...

even the 7600GT should pull less then 75W...
though, that may be enough to strain your PSU to the breaking point...

you can get decent PSU for cheap...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

The rig in my sig is running off a 450 CoolerMaster
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I think you will be able to run it with a 300W! Hey on my new pc i had a PSU 300W and it actually ran my 8600GT with out a problem.But now i have a 420W but i just ordered a 600W so its all good.
 
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Originally Posted by LiNERROR View Post
the 7300 is a VERY low power card... and should work fine on a real 300W PSU...

even the 7600GT should pull less then 75W...
though, that may be enough to strain your PSU to the breaking point...

you can get decent PSU for cheap...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104953

The rig in my sig is running off a 450 CoolerMaster
i attest to the quality of that psu-- its been doing me well for about 6 months now.. i tested the rails with a multimeter and 12v was 11.9 and didnt really fluctuate at all, 5v was 5.1v and 3.3v was 3.29 and fluctuated by .02 rarely.
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post #7 of 9
I think it'll work as long as you're not OCing anything hardcore.
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well buy one from craigslist you can get one for like 20$ or cheaper and i dont think it's a budget blower!
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7600gt with my setup will use roughly 300w on full load orthos and mark 06. Maybe 320ish max, and 236w right now. I am at 3.5 with 2000fsb, so that gives you an idea.
    
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