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Old 08-14-2007, 01:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, I'm kinda confused about power supplies. What is it that really matters about the power supply, watts, amps, etc.? because i'm looking toward getting a 8800GTS and wondering if i'd be able to keep my current power supply, therefore saving over $100
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Power supplies : They provide power for your computer components. Well if you're planning to run an 8800GTS, plan to look for at least a 600W PSU. How much Watts does your current PSU have?
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Wattage isn't a big deal. Amperage on the +12VDC and the +5VDC is the most important. For a 8800GTS, total amps on the +12VDC should be 30A
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Power supplies : They provide power for your computer components. Well if you're planning to run an 8800GTS, plan to look for at least a 600W PSU. How much Watts does your current PSU have?
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Peter, so how does this tell you that it meets the requirements for the 8800GTS?

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+3.3V@20A,+5V@20A,+12V1@17A,+12V2@17A,-12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A
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the +12VDC should be total 30A or more
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+3.3V@20A,+5V@20A,+12V1@17A,+12V2@17A,-12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A

That should be at least 30A?

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+3.3V@20A,+5V@20A,+12V1@17A,+12V2@17A,-12V@0.8A, +5VSB@2.5A

Those 2 bolds adds up equals to 30A?
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+12V1 + +12V2 = +12Vtotal = >30A
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Oh now I get it, so that means my PSU meets the requirements for the 8800GTS?
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do all 500watt psu's have the same amp ratings?
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