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Old 10-29-2007, 12:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 8800GTS/GTX psu requirements?

My friend wants to upgrade to one of the above cards but his Seasonic 600w psu has got two 12v rails with 18amps on each, is this sufficient ?
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lol i cant believe how long this post has been here yet nobody knows the answer!
come on theres loads of people with 8800's on here
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Default Re: 8800GTS/GTX psu requirements?

According to Newegg:

System Requirements: Minimum 400W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A)


So, yes?
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According to Newegg:

System Requirements: Minimum 400W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A)


So, yes?
so you add the 2 18's together then? you can do that?
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Default Re: 8800GTS/GTX psu requirements?

iirc, the total amps is 36A pulled across 2 rails, each running 18A.

So yes, the total Amps are 36, more then needed.
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Yes, that's why the card has two power slots so it can take advantage of more than one rail.
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Ahh but im pretty sure its only the GTX that has 2 power connectors, the GTS only has one doesnt it? so that would mean technically he wouldnt have enough power if the card doesnt allow for 2 connections?
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Default Re: 8800GTS/GTX psu requirements?

The gts is only 26A on the 12 volt rail so it will be plenty.
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Default Re: 8800GTS/GTX psu requirements?

People forget that the Amperage suggestion is not for the Card alone. Rather the entire System + the card. (Unless otherwise explicitely stated)
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Is your friend aware of the new 8800gt? I would buy that since its really close to gtx and cheaper than a gts.
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