Enough Power for GeForce FX 5500?
I currently have a GeForce MX 440 AGP 8X 64MB video card in my PC which I would like to upgrade. I know that power is a key issue. My PC has:

250 W PSU
+3.3V 18A
+5V 22A
+5V(FP) 2A
+12V 16A
-12V 1A

Is this enough for a EVGA GeForce FX 5500 card? Their web site says that a 250W supply is required with 18A on the +12V rail

Thanks for any help.
I currently have a GeForce MX 440 AGP 8X 64MB video card in my PC which I would like to upgrade. I know that power is a key issue. My PC has:



250 W PSU

+3.3V 18A

+5V 22A

+5V(FP) 2A

+12V 16A

-12V 1A



Is this enough for a EVGA GeForce FX 5500 card? Their web site says that a 250W supply is required with 18A on the +12V rail



Thanks for any help.

#1
Posted 07/13/2007 07:41 PM   
Their website says 18A, you have 16A, and you're asking if you have enough power? :P You did all the research, did you come here just to hear a no?

Additionally, the FX 5500s aren't very powerful cards. It might not perform as well as your current setup. Just because it's a 5 series, and you're currently using a 4 series card, doesn't mean it's better. Check the FAQ (link at the bottom of this post) for information about the difference between the card's series and the card's performance level. Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with the performance levels of older graphics cards, but you might want to see if you can find some benchmarks for both cards.


Amorphous

[quote name='MWBinTx' date='Jul 13 2007, 11:41 AM']I currently have a GeForce MX 440 AGP 8X 64MB video card in my PC which I would like to upgrade. I know that power is a key issue. My PC has:

  250 W PSU
  +3.3V  18A
  +5V    22A
  +5V(FP) 2A
  +12V  16A
  -12V    1A

Is this enough for a EVGA GeForce FX 5500 card? Their web site says that a 250W supply is required with 18A on the +12V rail

Thanks for any help.
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Their website says 18A, you have 16A, and you're asking if you have enough power? :P You did all the research, did you come here just to hear a no?



Additionally, the FX 5500s aren't very powerful cards. It might not perform as well as your current setup. Just because it's a 5 series, and you're currently using a 4 series card, doesn't mean it's better. Check the FAQ (link at the bottom of this post) for information about the difference between the card's series and the card's performance level. Unfortunately I'm not very familiar with the performance levels of older graphics cards, but you might want to see if you can find some benchmarks for both cards.





Amorphous



[quote name='MWBinTx' date='Jul 13 2007, 11:41 AM']I currently have a GeForce MX 440 AGP 8X 64MB video card in my PC which I would like to upgrade. I know that power is a key issue. My PC has:



  250 W PSU

  +3.3V  18A

  +5V    22A

  +5V(FP) 2A

  +12V  16A

  -12V    1A



Is this enough for a EVGA GeForce FX 5500 card? Their web site says that a 250W supply is required with 18A on the +12V rail



Thanks for any help.

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Posted 07/13/2007 08:09 PM   
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