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Can 5500 xt work with 400 watts?

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Posted · Original PosterOP

My friend is looking to upgrade his gpu but he has a 400 watt psu when amd recommends 450 watts. Im guessing amd listed this incase some one were to pair a high power cpu with it or some other power consuming components,  but after running the specs on my friends system through a psu calculator, under load i dont think the system would use over 330 watts. my friend is using a dell optiplex 3010 motherboard with a 77 watt quad core i5 3450, 8 gb ddr3 ram (2 sticks), a 120gb intel ssd (sata) and a 500gb 7200rpm hard drive, if my friend were to purchase this gpu and put it in his sytem, would there be any issues? the psu is a Rosewill RD400S.

 

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Posted · Original PosterOP
Just now, bmx6454 said:

wouldn't recommend it. it's an older psu as well.

I bought it new a couple of months ago from newegg, what kind of issues do you think my friend would have?

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1 minute ago, tesco value smurf said:

I bought it new a couple of months ago from newegg, what kind of issues do you think my friend would have?

it might be fine, just not very much headroom.

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8 minutes ago, bmx6454 said:

it might be fine, just not very much headroom.

what if the card was undervolted/ underclocked? i dont expect that 3rd gen i5 to keep up with a 5500xt, could i underclock and undervolt it to a wattage more acceptable to the psu? or is that not going to change much?

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1 hour ago, tesco value smurf said:

I bought it new a couple of months ago from newegg, what kind of issues do you think my friend would have?

That PSU is nowhere on the current, or legacy list. That is bad. For a 5500XT, you're gonna want something from Tier C or higher from the current Tier list. 400W will run it just fine, but 500W+ is recommended due to how PSU efficiency curves work.


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