[TriLUG] OT: Power supply/video card question
oberry at trilug.org
Tue Jul 8 13:06:27 EDT 2008
You're right, I should make sure I meet the requirements - I have no
recourse if I don't. Thanks for setting my head straight. :-)
On Tue, Jul 08, 2008 at 10:51:48AM -0400, Jason Watts wrote:
> I would say if the hardware vendor says they require x, then give the system
> x. maybe its over zealous... but I wouldent be surprized for any relativly
> new middle roads graphics card to require a decent amount of power.
> espically if its a card that can be used for games.
> On Tue, Jul 8, 2008 at 10:29 AM, Owen <oberry at trilug.org> wrote:
> > I'm looking at buying a PCIe GeForce 7300GT video card from EVGA for my
> > Ubuntu desktop at the office, but the manufacturer lists a minimum of a
> > 350 Watt power supply as a requirement, and my desktop only has a 300W
> > PS. This seems a little extreme for a middle of the road graphics card;
> > are they being over zealous in their requirements? Or should I just go
> > for the fanless Zotac equivalent that doesn't list any such requirement?
> > Thanks for your thoughts, and for putting up with my OT post. Can't find
> > a better group of techies anywhere. :-)
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