06-23-2011 01:51 AM
Hello everyone! I got a new computer, it's this: http://www.bestbuy.com/site/eMachines+-+Desktop+/+
And I was wondering how many Watts the power supply unit is.
Also I was wondering if I can fit and use a GeForce GT 430 (Fermi)...
Does the default PSU in the eMachines computer above have enough power to run it?
The link to the Video Card is: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N8
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06-23-2011 02:55 AM
The easiest way to check the wattage is to bust that sucker open and look. If you put that graphics card in you may need to upgrade your powersupply, but yes that PC would take the card as long as it has a PCI Express slot on the motherboard. It probably does.
06-23-2011 01:55 PM
06-23-2011 03:44 PM
It has a 220watt power supply.
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06-24-2011 08:58 AM
It's highly unlikely any upgrade, even a GT430 (probably one of the lowest-power upgrades you can get), will work with a 220W power supply. That's INCREDIBLY weak.
06-26-2011 08:12 PM
One time my brother put in a card on one of our older computers. I think it was an emachines. It was my only one at the time and I told him to get it out because the computer was acting up. Anyway a couple months later I noticed the power supply fan was not working. Two of my brothers said there was nothing wrong with the computer. I had to get my other brother to verify what I said. My dad and brother took it up to a computer shop. He said that is the power supply fan and it isn't working. He didn't know how the thing didn't burn up. My dad and my one brother replaced the fan.
06-26-2011 08:14 PM
I thought about it and remembered they didn't place the power supply fan. They replaced the power supply because the fan is in the power supply.