400W PSU enough for new graphics card?

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  1. Bassline@ddict

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    After playing the bioshock demo, i'm considering upgrading my graphics card. I've currently got a passive cooled 7600GS 256MB, which i bought since it was quiet and i was'nt expecting to play games on the pc. I'm running a 22" widescreen so res is 1680x1050 and it's not quite up to the job. Having looked at whats available, think i might go for the HIS X1950Pro 512MB. Thing is i've got a 400W PSU and i'm not sure if it's gonna be enough, i can't afford to upgrade my PSU aswell since i'm already stretching it with the card. Here's my system:

    A64 4000+
    2x 1Gb RAM
    MSI K8N Neo 2 Plat
    M-Audio Audiophile
    2 Optical drives
    2 HDDs


    PSU is this one here: http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ProductInfo.asp?WebProductID=383030
    What do you guys reckon?
     
  2. Tejstar

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    You may just be about okay, best bet is to buy one and see how you get on. Any idea how many amps on the 12v rail it has?
     
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    agree - should be ok assuming it's a decent, stable 400W supply. If it a cheap one the 12v rails might not be that stable - give it a bash and see what happens
     

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