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enough PS wattage

Discussion in 'How to: Building a PC, Modding, Overclocking' started by cyberwasp, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. cyberwasp

    cyberwasp Established Techie7 Member

    Am rebuilding my gf old pc for fun, an HP 6610F and noticed it has a PCI express x16. The Power supple is a measly 250 watt and I was wondering if it would run an msi 7750 hd video card. just curious. already replaced failed HD with an SSD
  2. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    According to MSI, the recommended minimum for that card is 400W. While the 250W supply will probably work - if the card is not pushed too hard - it will be stressed and that may result in unstable power - not good. I would get a new 80 Plus supply just to be safe.
  3. cyberwasp

    cyberwasp Established Techie7 Member

    Had to look up 80 plus. not sure if I mentioned it but have been out of building PC's for about 20 years give or take. someone else suggested the corsair 430w at newegg for $44

    The recovery disks arrives yesterday so right now am install windows 8 upgrade onto a spare ssd I had. will throw in a slightly used 2tb barracuda for data. The cable tech came and verified it was the network card in the new pc so I left it up to her on what to do with it. I think once she see's this one I'm recovering I think she'll want it back.
  4. Digerati

    Digerati Super Moderator Techie7 Moderator

    Sorry, I usually put a link to 80 PLUS when I mention it. Got lazy I guess.

    I like Corsair supplies and that one would be fine.