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Video card specs

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by r01axb, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. r01axb

    r01axb Thread Starter

    Feb 23, 2002

    I'm looking to purchase a video card, I was looking at diffrent cards and I noticed that they list watts required to run 200 - 250

    What does this mean? and how do i find out how many watts my computer has?
  2. Rockn


    Jul 29, 2001
    It is referring to the power supply rating. Open up the case and look at the sticker on the power supply. That's kind of a misleading requirement they have on that card because I really doubt that there is a card out there that will use that much power on it's own. A 400W power supply should be more than adequate if you do not have a whole lot of additional things like extra hard drives, CD-ROM's & RW's and other add-on cards. Find out what your power supply is first and list your system components here
  3. bencpht


    Dec 24, 2002
    It's probably just a recommendation. Besides, I haven't seen anything less than a 250W power supply in 3 or 4 years so you're probably ok.
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