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Need Second power supply for video card. How big?

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I found out I need a new video card. Someone gave me a NVIDIA Geforce 8800GT 512 MB. It has the right up grades I need, And it will fit. But what kind of power supply do I need? :4-dontkno

I have a


Model a6220n

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU e4500 @ 2.20GHz

Ram 2.00 GB

System type 32-bit

Windows Vista


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I was running my 8800GT with a 600W power supply and it worked fine. Wasn't anything special. Anything from a 500W to 600W should work fine for you, I believe this card needs around 24A on the +12v rail.
For an 8800 video card, you actually need a minimum of a 550 watt power supply and a decent brand name. We suggest either a Corsair or a Seasonic for good quality and power enough to pull the card.

Here is a great one, but is temporarily out of stock. Howvever, should be back in soon and if you put your name and email, they will notify you: - CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX 550W ATX12V V2.2 SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
Hi 4x4Photoguy,

I also recommend Seasonic, they're pretty good power supplies. 650Watts should be plenty of power.
Thanks for all the info Guys.

You're welcome.
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