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    looking for info from computer people

    Im looking to upgrade to a new video card and was looking at getting this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814130339

    when i was reading the specs it says I need a a power supply of at least 450w with a 6pin PCI-e power cable. The power supply I have is a 550w and has the 6pin PCI-e power cable.

    The problem is that is says it needs to have a amp rating of at least 24 while my PS is rated at only 19 amps.

    Could I even use it or would it be to much of a risk?

    Heres the link to the power supply I bought way back http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103931


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    Before you buy anything, you must find the specs your CURRENT video card has and what your motherboard will support up to...from then you will know what you currently are at and what is within your limits...

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    current card is a EVGA 7600GT PCI-e. The motherboard will support anything with a PCI-e interface. And my PS has the required 6pin +12 volt connector. I built the computer myself I was just looking for extra info. The issue I was looking at was the amp rating I never really paid any attention to that before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfackett0 View Post
    current card is a EVGA 7600GT PCI-e. The motherboard will support anything with a PCI-e interface. And my PS has the required 6pin +12 volt connector. I built the computer myself I was just looking for extra info. The issue I was looking at was the amp rating I never really paid any attention to that before.

    The amp rating is under HEAVY usage...If you are not running a 24" screen @ 2800 pixels, then you are fine...

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    It is fine. EVGA Makes great video cards. For my next computer if I wasn't going to go with ATI I would be buying EVGA.

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