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Old 02-27-2009, 12:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So I just got a new graphic card (9800gtx+ 512MB from SPARKLE) and on the box it is written under minimum system requirements:

-Minimum 450W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 24A)

Now my power supply is a 550W but at 12V it only provides 22A.

So do I need to get a new power supply or will this one do just fine? I haven't booted the new computer with the graphic card yet for fear that it might damage my new rig, leaning on the side of caution.

Anyone?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 02-27-2009, 12:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You'll be safe, the companies always exagerate for the minimum requirements. A 9800gtx+ on full load will probably only draw 130w and maybe 11 amps.
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I forgot to mention that the card takes two 6-pin power connectors... no idea if that changes anything or not.
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What make and model is your power supply?
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Ya the make and model would help alot.
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Safe Power
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That brand isn't even on our PSU list. If it only puts out 22A, I would recommend getting a new PSU. I wouldn't personally trust that one but its up to you. Did it come with a pre-built?
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No it's the PSU from my older computer. The graphic card, processor, mobo & rams I ordered from newegg.ca
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I would get a new PSU. Can you afford one? If so, how much can you spend?
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