video card and power supply

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habeansha

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i am looking to get a new video card but i have no idea what kind of power supply i have and the if it can handle the graphics card. i am looking to get a GeForce 6200 because it seems to have a reasonable price and i dont think i would need any of the higher end ones because i dont play many graphic intensive games. does anyone know how to find out how much power the power supply can provide and if the GeForce 6200 is a good graphics card?
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Well it depends on the other components in your PC, as they all use it too. I would say anything over 400W should do the job fine though. Someone else may be able to back this up?
 
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a 6200? No, it doesn't require an extra molex connector like the other 6xxx series cards do. It should be just fine with a 250 or 300 watt power supply. I guess it really depends on what's on your system, and all I'm getting at is that the card doesn't really pull much power as it doesn't have much, so it shouldn't be a concern. :)
 
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habeanshai said:
have no idea what kind of power supply i have
Let me also handle this: If you take the side off your case and look where your power supply is (usually the top back, where ever you plug your computer in) it should say right on it it's wattage rating. If not,perhaps some documentation that come with your computer may enlighten you.
 
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