If a graphics card can run on the power of my motherboard

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Graphics cards
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Do I need to upgrade my PSU if my motherboard can supply enough power to a graphics card by its self?

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  • Brijesh
    All the components of your build need required watts from PSU.You can check the PSU power by the calculator.


    Hope this helps!
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  • ToddN2000
    Your best bet is to use the calculator link above. They usually prompt for your system specifics like, motherboard, RAM, drives, video card and others. The recommends a minimum power supply needed.
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  • bhannah
    I have to agree with Brijesh & Toddn2000, use the calculator. Almost all the OEM systems are shipped with a PSU that is underpowered even though the Motherboard (System Board) has the slot or slots for extra peripherals. This does not mean the power supply can handle the extra load. On any OEM system that I buy, that is ordered, I always specify at least a 600 watt PSU.
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