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Old 09-18-2008, 10:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Low 385 Watts on a 4GB 4870, quad core computer?

So my friend will sell me his 385 power supply for 50 cents.

Will I be able to try out the computer out? The one in the topic.
OR will I damage it badly? I just want to see if it works, so I can send the graphics rebate.

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Low 385 Watts on a 4GB 4870, quad core computer?

It probably wont damage anything, but i wouldnt do it. I mean, a quad, high performance gpu and 4gbs of ram...thats just asking for trouble.
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Default Re: Low 385 Watts on a 4GB 4870, quad core computer?

Well at max, it will be on for 5 mins.
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Default Re: Low 385 Watts on a 4GB 4870, quad core computer?

Good luck if it even turns on with such a low wattage.I think it's a pretty stupid idea
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Default Re: Low 385 Watts on a 4GB 4870, quad core computer?

I guess Ill have to wait 4 more freaking days, if my rebates run out, ill be crazy mad.

Whats the lowest I need to boot this up? I have another psu in my other computer but I dont think its higher than 450

yeah just checked, it is 450 max. (OKIA BRAND)
(this is when I did not build computers, and bought custom build pcs)
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Default Re: Low 385 Watts on a 4GB 4870, quad core computer?

I wouldn't go with Okia I already had 2 of those blow up on me this year lol, so I got a Thermaltake
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Yeah those okia's suck hard.

Just had to change out my okia 600w,Put my new comp together the other day and tried to game and the okia would crash my whole system instantly
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Default Re: Low 385 Watts on a 4GB 4870, quad core computer?

I am actually amazed you guys know that brand, I never heard of it.

Well if the psu burns out, it dosent matter I plan on replacing it anyways.

So what is it stake is my psu? so my computer components will not get damaged? (on the 450 W?)
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It could take out everything obviously
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