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ATI 9800 Pro and 280 Watt Power Supply on HP XW4100?

Discussion in 'ATI' started by Doug McDougall, Aug 1, 2003.

  1. I just ordered an HPXW4100 Workstation with a P4 2.8 gig processor, and was
    wondering if the included 280 watt power supply will run a Radeon 9800 Pro
    video card. I know they recommend a minimum of 300 watts, but was wondering
    if I have enough juice with only a DVD burner and hard drive connected to
    have reliable performance?

    Any thoughts on this card/computer combo?


    Doug McDougall, Aug 1, 2003
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  2. Doug McDougall

    NoNoBadDog! Guest

    I would be suspect of such a low watt power supply. Since you will probably
    want to add other hardware down the line, I would recommend a 350 or 400
    power supply, and I would recommend sticking with a name brand drive. Stay
    away from the el-cheapo's...they are cheap for a reason.

    NoNoBadDog!, Aug 1, 2003
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