turn down power of graphics card

Discussion in 'Windows XP Hardware' started by zarozinia, Sep 15, 2013.

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    zarozinia

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    hi i am running a 350w graphics card and i have a 300w power supply. Can i turn the power of the graphics card? :confused:
     
    zarozinia, Sep 15, 2013
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    Elizabeth23

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    http://forums.cnet.com/7723-7591_102-259018/350watt-graphic-card-in-300w-power-supply/

    this thread is the most informative, but there are a lot of hits for this here:

    https://www.google.com/#q=Is+a+300w+power+supply+enough+to+run+a+350w+graphics+card

    A card is designed to work at a certain level, you cannot change it, and to use the card with a lower rated power supply, would most likely cause some heat problems, as you can read in some of the threads above.

    As a power supply is not very expensive you might just purchase a new one and ensure it is compatible with your pc and will fit your case.
     
    Elizabeth23, Sep 16, 2013
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