12-01-2010 11:29 AM
Hello... I have a a6600f (64-bit vista) with onboard graphics; I want to purchase an inexpensive video card so I can use 2 displays... I'm not a gamer so it doesn't have to be heavy duty. the problem is that this box only has a 250w power supply. does anyone know of a pci-e card that will run on a 250w supply?
Also, will I be able to use the integrated graphics port after I install a card? Someone told me that the onboard port may become inactive if a video card is installed... if this is true, then I need a card that will drive 2 displays, right? Thanks for any guidance...
12-01-2010 05:23 PM - edited 12-02-2010 09:28 AM
You will not be able to use the integrated video adapter once you install a discrete video card. You need to replace the power supply.
You should open up your PC and measure the physical dimensions of your power supply. Here is a list of things to consider:
- Total wattage - important
- 12+ volt amperage rating - important
- Modular - not mandatory but I like the flexibility
- i7 and SLI ready
- Efficiency rating
- Physical size -- standard ATX PSU is 5.5" by 5.9" by 3.4" give or take a few tenths
www.newegg.com has lots of PSUs choices. Corsair, OCZ, Rosewill, Thermaltake.....
A 500 watt PSU should be plenty and it will support a lot of different video cards. Your choice for a video card might depend on the monitor connector types that you require.
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