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 08/26/2012 10:57 AM
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Zmanner
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hello i am currently running an ati radeon x1550 graphics card i am looking to upgrade this to a radeon x1800 but my psu is only 280 watt will i be able to run this graphics card on my current system?

 08/26/2012 12:24 PM
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Upgrading from unsupported hardware to slightly more powerful still unsupported hardware. No, don't do it.

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 08/26/2012 02:02 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Upgrading from unsupported hardware to slightly more powerful still unsupported hardware. No, don't do it.

what he said. Get a 6450 or 6470..



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 08/28/2012 10:55 PM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Upgrading from unsupported hardware to slightly more powerful still unsupported hardware. No, don't do it.

Is this wrong?



Edited: 09/03/2012 at 01:48 AM by vivianny
 08/28/2012 11:34 PM
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Zmanner, what are the rest of your system specifications? That x1800 might be a better upgrade path if you want to keep it balanced, also, I assume that as you've apparently found an x1800, it's cheaper, or free for you, and you just want to know if your current PSU will handle it?

 

My memory is getting all gooey, but I think the 280W PSU you provided, depending on the brand of it, should be sufficient.



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 08/29/2012 08:00 AM
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Originally posted by: black_zion Upgrading from unsupported hardware to slightly more powerful still unsupported hardware. No, don't do it.

 

Agreed!



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