Thread: Video Card Upgrade Help
April 12th, 2009, 02:45 PM #1
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Video Card Upgrade Help
I want to upgrade the video card on my dell dimension 4700 system. The psu on my system is 305w so I know my choices are limited. The card I'm looking at is the ati hd 4670. Although the site state the requirement is 400w, I read all over that many people are able to use it at 300w. I know it also depends on the ammount of hardware that is installed in your pc. My pc is running a pretty light load as of now.
I basically have: intel p4 530 3.0 ghz, 1.5 gig ram,1 harddrive(5400 rpm at most), 1 cd/dvd rom and 1 dvr-rw/dvd+rw drive.
From what I can gather the 4700 psu has a dual 12v rails at 18.0amps a piece.
With the load I have right now is feasible for me to run the hd 4670?
April 12th, 2009, 02:57 PM #2
Yea, from what I have found, the Dell 305W does have dual 12V rails @ 18A a piece. They are stout little power supplies.
You may be able to run the HD 4670 on that. If you know of others who have, give it a shot. I figure the worst that could happen is it simply wont boot.Unofficial TechIMO record holder for the number of times being added and removed from beemer's ignore list.
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