Just wondering what is the deal with the 6600 series nvidia's from what the Specifications say it needs at least a 300 or 350 Watt supply to run.. But yet People 'say' they can get it to run on a 250 watt supply, but yet an ATi Radeon 9800 can't power up on that amounts of watts?
I understand that Nvidia do upgrade and alter the power consumption needs of the new series of cards, but how can a card that out-performs a 9800 (which fails to easily power up on a supply of 250)
TRUTH OR FICTION, You decide.....
I do understand the idea that some Power Supplies are better quality than others such as Antec and Zalmann....
Using the Wattage Calculator on the internet my system which is
AMD 2600+ (Throughbred: 2.16 Ghz)
ASUS A7N8X-LA Motherboard (Limited build due to it's bad quality)
640 DDR 400 RAM (Clocked at 333Mhz)
MSI GeForce 4 Ti4200 128MB AGP 8X
60GB SAMSUNG 7200RPM HARD DRIVE
Hewlett Packard 4x DVDRW +\-
No-Namer 250 Watt Supply (Can't be bothered to check out)
Should be able to handle a 6800 if i take out the GF4 Ti..... Yeah Right.