View Full Version : Best possible videocard using my current power supply.

Space Ace
07-20-04, 10:05 PM
I'm running a 2.4ghz P4 with a 250w PS. I dvd-rom, 1 cd-rw, 1 hard drive, 1 3.5 inch floppy. Currently using a GF4 4200ti in the AGP slot. Power supply is a Newton Power Ltd. NPS-250HB-A that came with my Gateway. What Nvidia videocard could I possible get away with, without having to upgrade the power supply? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.

07-20-04, 10:32 PM
I don't think any. Kinda amazed the GF4 Ti4200 is working, although there are some very good 250w power supplys. Maybe you have one.

All I can say is buy the video card you want and try it. If it dosen't work then get new power supply, or return the card and try a lesser one.

Good luck whatever you do :)

07-20-04, 10:34 PM
Well i tried running Radeon 9700Pro with 270W small supply from Enermax with Athlon 64 3200+, ran without problem.
Id say regular 6800 none GT or Ultra , will run without any problem. All depend on quality of PSU , review sites ran 6800 Ultra with no problem, PSU Wattage is overrated greatly its all about quality ;)

07-20-04, 10:36 PM
what do u have against upgrading your psu? $100 bucks can buy u a 430 true antec @ circuit city, if ur not willing to buy online. Online you can probably find it for $50

Space Ace
07-20-04, 11:38 PM
I have nothing against upgrading the PS, I was just curious as to what I could put in there without having to do any hardware upgrades. Thanks for the replies.