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chewbaccacheese

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Hi, I have a HP Pavilion m7650n and I wanted to put a PNY XLR8 performance edition GTX+ 512MB video card into it but I don't think the 300 watt power supply will work. I have a 500 watt Antec EA-500 and wasn't sure if it would work. Can anyone tell me?
 

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Do you mean a "PNY XLR8 Performance Edition 9800 GTX+ 512MB" or something else?

A 500 watt Antec should be fine, PNY recommends a 450 Watt PSU with 24 Amps on the +12 volt rails.
 

chewbaccacheese

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yea it says geforce 9800 gtx+ 512mb on the back. I was just wondering if the higher watt power supply would damage my computer because I don't know how to tell if it would or not.
 

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Devices only draw as much power as they need, a higher wattage power supply never damages a computer. On the other hand a power supply that does not have enough power for the devices connected to it can fail and/.or damage other components. This is why there are minimum power supply requirements specified but not maximums.
 
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