PLEASE HELP ADVICE?

  FERRY 18:00 26 Jan 2005
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Can anybody help, I have a dell 4600i pen 4 and ive added a geforce 6800 ultra graphics card but ive found out my power supply is only 250watts I require 350/400 watts of power to run my graphics card as i keep getting a warning saying low power ive asked dell if i could upgrade my power supply the guy in the call centre didnt have a clue.. My card runs on low supply but hangs under advance game settings memory at least 512 + has any one upgraded power supply to the cards with no other known problems?

  jack 18:08 26 Jan 2005

Ferry simply get a more pwerfuly power supplt 350/400 watt from a compoment seller.

Also please in title specify the problem
PLEASE HELPADVICE does not tell us the nature of the problem

  FERRY 18:14 26 Jan 2005

the problem on boot up the card displays error low on power but on check up the power i run is 250watts min spec for 6800 ultra is 350watts at best by 400w would upgrading power watage damage anything?

  citadel 18:17 26 Jan 2005

Changing the power supply is easy just make a note of which connectors fit the various items and fit the same ones on the new power supply.

  toni b 18:19 26 Jan 2005
  FERRY 18:19 26 Jan 2005

is this a no risk to other componants

  citadel 18:20 26 Jan 2005

Each item uses a certain amount of power and will still use the same amount no matter what size power supply you fit. They only cause problems if they are not getting the amount they need.

  JonnyTub 18:21 26 Jan 2005

the extra wattage won't damage anything at all, your just "giving the pc more in reserve for when it needs it" is about the best analogy i can think of

  FERRY 18:24 26 Jan 2005

thank you all for your help i feel better nowing there are some genuine pros out there cheers I will upgrade power supply.

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