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Old 02-04-2006, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can this PSU handle a 6800GS or possibly even a 7800GT? (pic inside)

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I don't expect it to be able to handle the 7800GT but I'd want it to at least be able to run the 6800GS. I have only one hard drive, two optical drives and a floppy.
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It can run the 6800GS
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:07 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Oh alright that's good, so to be able to run the 7800 GT, how much more wattage would it have needed, just out of curiousity
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It can't run either. It's a 360W power supply.
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:32 PM   #5 (permalink)
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... so who's right? I keep getting conflicting information from anywhere I go.
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Well, I am. I googled the model number, and it is a 360W power supply. I know both the 6800GS and 7800GT need more than a 400W power supply, so it won't work. You might be able to boot up with those graphics cards, but as soon as you start a 3d intense application, be prepared for that little power supply of yours to go POP.
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...that sucks, ok then, on to the next thing, can anyone recommend me a decent PSU that would be able to handle a 6800 GS or 7800GT for a decent price?
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Old 02-04-2006, 06:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817104954
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Old 02-04-2006, 07:00 PM   #9 (permalink)
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A few questions, what does OEM mean? So that PSU will be able to handle a 7800GT or just the 6800GS, and what are the dimensions of that thing, i'll have to see if it will fit.

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OEM = Original Equipment Manufacturer.

It will fit if you have a standard ATX case, unless you have like a dell, hp or compaq or something. Then you will need an mATX PSU.
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