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ATI Visiontek Radeon 1600XT 512MB

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

That's the new video card i just got and in the instructions it said to re route extra power to the video card if needed, but its working fine now, but if i did add extra power, would it perform even better?

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RadarMan Chief Captain

This is the ATi version and it specifies a 350w power supply. That means a good brand not an off brand (P/S). Use that and you'll get top performance.
Anything less and the card doesn't act up to it's potential.

Radar

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

System Requirements
• Intel® Pentium® 4, Pentium III, AMD™ Athlon™ 64, Athlon XP or compatible with AGP 8x / 4X slot
• 256MB System memory (512MB+ recommended)
• Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
• DVD playback requires DVD drive
• Correct Chipset drivers
350 watt or greater power supply
• Available 4-pin power connector from power supply unit

I don't think that more power than 350 watts will increase the function of your video card. If it did, they would advertise the results using the largest power supply they could find. 🙂

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

whoa, wrong card your talking about there, I have the PCI express connector instead of AGP and it only requires a 300 Watt (i have exactly 300 watts) or greater power supply

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CRJCapt Chief Captain

From website below:

Specifications
ATI RADEON™ X1600XT Visual processing Unit

System Requirements
Intel® Pentium® 4, AMD™ Athlon™ 64, or compatible with x16 PCI Express slot
256MB System memory (512MB+ recommended)
Installation software requires CD-ROM drive
DVD playback requires DVD drive
Correct Chipset drivers
350 watt or greater power supply

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Matthew Shope (mypilot) Chief Captain

On my box it says only 300 watts are required. On my instructions it says that the card may require additional power from my computer's power source, but it doesn't tell me how to diagnose whether or not it does need the additional power. I'm wonderiung if i can get better performance if i do.

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mikecurrie Trainee

I dont think it effects the performance at all, all with happen will you PC will crash. as far as i can see anyway.

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