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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

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    Hello,

    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

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    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

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    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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