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Old 11-03-2006, 03:01 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a 500 watt antec smartpower 2.0, and i was wondering if i could use a ati radeon x1900xtx with it? every time i play a high end game my graphics card fan stops spinning and it overheats in minutes. I was going to send my card in to ati, but i wanted to know if this was a power supply issue.
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Old 11-03-2006, 04:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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it shouldn't be, but you can check all of you parts together to get a rough idea of how much juice you are using, by going here:

http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
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That powersupply will not power that card well for a long time. Many have died running with the same card.
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Old 11-07-2006, 01:33 AM   #4 (permalink)
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So what power supply would you suggest? and even though the supply cant run the card for very long, would it really mess up when i only had the supply for less than a month/ the card was really overheating, im waiting for a response from ati but do u think this powersupply could really mess up that quick?
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Silverstone STF60 will do the trick
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