Dell Inspiron 560 [Graphics Card + Power Supply Help]

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Dell Inspiron 560 [Graphics Card + Power Supply Help]

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I decided to upgrade my Dell Inspiron 560 so that it can run Diablo, which is why I'm buying a new graphics card: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-Radeon-HD7750-Graphics-GDDR5/dp/B00761YFPW/ref=sr_1_5?s=computers&ie=UTF8&qid=1337173591&sr=1-5 (Sapphire Radeon HD7750).

 

According to the comments, this graphics card only uses about 50 watts? I'm not sure if its true or not but after a little research I found that it uses up only half the amount of energy that most other graphics cards of its price range do. One of the comments even said that they installed the graphics card on their Inspiron 580 which I believe has the same 300w psu as my Inspiron 560. My question is will this graphics card run risk free on my computer, or should I be looking towards buying a new 400w psu?

Thanks for any help.

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  • rik123

    Yes, the recommended PSU for the Sapphire Radeon HD7750 card is a 450w unit, best to replace the 300w power supply with a 500w unit, instead of a 400w.

    The Dell Inspiron 560/570 Mini Tower can use most generic standard ATX power supply units, with either a 24-pin or 20+4-pin main motherboard power connector, with or without the on/off switch.

    You should be able to buy a compatible power supply from either a local or online computer store.

    Note: You require a power supply with four SATA power connectors.

    Check out the Corsair/Antec brands of power supplies.

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  • so 3 wouldnt work?

  • I have seen several people running the new HD 7750 on their Dell 300 watt power supplies.  I consider it the new 300 watt PSU king of performance over the HD 6670 & HD 5670 as it uses less power than these.   I would not hesitate to put it in, but that's me.  

  • I brought a power supply from amazon and the psu just pop within 2 days.  I purchase this afterward and its been working like a champ.  They also have 100 % feedback.   I hope this help.

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