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Old 10-17-2006, 08:12 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 6600 AGP power requirements

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I was wondering if a 220 watt PSU would power this graphics card-
nVidia GeForce 6600 - 256 Mo TV-Out/DVI - AGP.
There isnt much else drawing power in the system apart from an optical drive, network card and a hard drive.
The PSU has a few spare molex connectors which would suit, i was just wondering would the overall wattage be enough because the manufacturer recommends a 300 watt.
Any input would be great, thanks

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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we need the rest of the system specs please, processor, memory etc.

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Old 10-17-2006, 09:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Sure -:

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Old 10-17-2006, 11:50 AM   #4 (permalink)
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i would be sure and get a 300-350w psu... 220 seems a bit small.. i had a dell xps a while ago.. pentium 3 with s geforce 2 GTS and i upgraded it lats year to a fx5200 and it just and just worked. but id try it firts and then if it didnt work id get a 350...
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Old 10-17-2006, 07:02 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i ran my 6600 agp with a 300w psu for a while. i had athlon 2000 with 512 ram, 1 80gb hdd, and 2 cd burners, and it ran fine. then i got a new case and now i'm runnin my 6600 with a p4 2.66 oc'd to 3.09 1gb ram 2 hdd's 2 optical drives with lots of fans and lights, but all of that is powered with a 500w psu now.

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Old 10-18-2006, 02:05 AM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, it'll be touch and go whether it'll work or not. I might just build a complete new system anyway.
Thanks for your help

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