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Old 12-29-2007, 01:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Would it hurt my computer if I were to put a graphics card in that my PSU might not be able to handle
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Might die, might not. I ran an x1900xtx that requires 30 amps on a 25 amp psu. Scared every day it might die. My dvd drive died, and I believe it's due to the crappy psu I had before.
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Old 12-29-2007, 02:00 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well right now my PSU is great, but i guess the problem is that i have 16a and 18a output. I just bought a 8800GTS and a PSU with 18a and 18a output only to find out that the main power cord is 20 pin when my mobo is 24 pin
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I think I just made a very power supply newb mistake. 20+4 for the main power means it can support a 24 pin connection correct?
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yeah lol, the +4 pin adapter is there for that very reason. It's all good, happens to the best of us.
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Well i guess you learn something new every day, and that proves that I know almost everything about a computer.. until it comes to a power supply lol
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lol good work, by the way is that a 8800gts 512mb?
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yes it is
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It probably would not kill your card directly...the first thing you would probably see die is the PSU itself...and if it goes theres a chance that anything else connected to it (meaning your whole system has a chance of going with it) usually it's just your PSU with any decent quality PSU but stuff happens.
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lol how well i know the dieing PSU and stealing the other parts along with it the first build i did was claimed by that stpuid stockPSU i will never use a stock PSU with a case again
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