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Graphics card upgrade

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by janemail, Aug 9, 2007.

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  1. janemail

    janemail Thread Starter

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    Hope you can help.

    My son bought a packard bell 2389 2 months ago and wanted to upgrade the graphics card. He has bought saphire x1950 pro ATI Radion. Fitting instruction were unclear. Couldn't see where to connect power supply to card. Also how does he find out the power supply his computer has. Finally if the supply is not enough can you recommend one that will be compatable with the PC

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  2. xSoundWavex

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    The power output of the power supply should be somewhere on the power supply. Usually the ones that manufacturers use are anywhere from 200 watts to 350 watts. (Not 100% sure).
    None the less the best way to figure out which power supply you need is to see what is recommend for the card, and then get more then that.
    As far as the connecting goes there should be a spare plug, but once again manufactures dont usually give extra because they want it to look clean. Just get an upgraded one from somewhere. Antec usually makes good power supplies, and power supplies should be universal.
     
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