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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 26 May 2012 - 06:59 PM

You should check to see if your power supply is powerful enough for your new video card.

for example:
I see a lot of old PC's with only a 250watt power supply.

Most of the newer video cards that I've seen require a 350watt or more power supply.

So you might want to upgrade your power supply too.
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Posted 27 May 2012 - 05:36 AM

Thanks for the advice all i will have a look for new cards and post the relevant details so you can have a look to see if you think they would be OK for my case. My power supply is 300W
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:27 PM

Hey all i have look about and saw this card on Amazon. Do you think it would work OK

VTX3D ATI Radeon HD 6450 2gb Silent PCI Express DDR3 VGA DVI HDMI Graphics Card

Also please feel free to post any other graphics cards you feel would within my price range £40 - £60


Hey forget this card read bad reviews say 2GB on this card is pointless as the card is slow i dont really know much about graphics cards so if someone could point me in the right direction also does high or low profile mater?

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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:47 PM

As in this product?

I can't find a stable review of it or even picture of the card.. I would pass.
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:48 PM

Yeah that was the card i found a bad review
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 12:59 PM

How about this one

http://www.novatech....code=31-1427829

Sorry won't do as it needs 400W power supply

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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:00 PM

Something like this:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161375
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:06 PM

It's recommended power supply is 400W i have 300W would that make work?
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:09 PM

I wouldn't risk it..
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:19 PM

Is it hard to change a power supply?
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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:25 PM

In theory no.. but that varies with the case, what you are moving towards, and etc. Eyeball on the back of your case where the power supply fan is.. are there screws that appear to be holding it in place? How about inside the case?

Also tally up all the power connectors and types you have.. you would need to make sure you have that many, at least, with your new one.


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814500204
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:31 PM

On the back of the case there is screws holding it in place. The case is:

Mid-size ATX
Height: 37.7 cm (14.84 inches)
Width: 16.9 cm (6.65 inches)
Length: 42.6 cm (16.77 inches)

http://h20000.www2.h...rodTypeId=12454

As for the power connectors I will have to look
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 01:33 PM

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On the back of the case there is screws holding it in place.

As in regular ol' screws? Does it appear anything is screwing it into the case?
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Posted 29 May 2012 - 02:08 PM

Hey this is the back of my machine sorry about the quality.

also the power connector:

4 white Molex (none of them are being used
Two sata power connectors
1 Connection to the motherboard (sorry don't know the name for it)

I even dusted it for you lol

Ps check out the two empty beer bottles beside my case love it

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Re: My computer crashed

Posted 30 May 2012 - 06:46 AM

Well - find a power supply the wattage you need and with at *least* those connectors.. Assuming you want to get a new powersupply..
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