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Old 07-21-2009, 03:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Question Power supply / Vidcard compatibility

I am personally unsure of the compatibility of a power supply and a video card I have recently ordered, I have yet to receive the items, but am a bit worried about the power compatibility.

EVGA GeForce 9500 GT Video Card - 1GB DDR2, PCI Express 2.0, SLI Support, (Dual Link) Dual DVI, HDTV, VGA Support 01G-P3-N959-TR at TigerDirect.com

DiabloTek 400-Watt ATX Dual 80mm Fan 24-Pin SATA Ready Power Supply PSDA400 at TigerDirect.com

I understand that the card requires 350w minimum, but it requires +12 Volt current rating of 20 Amp Amps. The supply I ordered has a +12 Volt current rating of 12ampers.

Will this be a major problem? Will I still be able to use the card and supply in conjunction with each other or should I get ready to send the supply for another one?

thanks for all your help

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Default Re: Power supply / Vidcard compatibility

if you can just go ahead and cancel the order, because that stuff is absolutely junk.

go with a little more with this PSU that wont fry your mobo and stuff when it fails,

Newegg.com - COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power Plus RS-500-PCAR-A3 500W ATX12V V2.3 Power Supply - Power Supplies

and this video card is cheaper and will wipe the floor with that 9500GT,

Newegg.com - ASUS EN9600GSO/HTDP/384M GeForce 9600 GSO 384MB 192-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready Video Card - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

with that you are good to go.

but that psu would most likely power a 9500GT OK i strongly recommend against it.


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Default Re: Power supply / Vidcard compatibility

Philbar is exactly right. the 9600GSO will whoop the 9500. Also, the powersupply is one of the most important things in a PC and if a cheap one is bought (like the one you have listed) when it dies (which it will) it has a high likelihood of taking your other components with it. Go with what he listed up there and do yourself a huge favor ^_^
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