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Old 11-30-2008, 12:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I just bought a 9800 GTX. Then i realized that it needed a 450 watt PSU and all i had was a 380 watt. So i thought i might as well try it and it worked. Would not having enough power affect the preformance and will the card get damaged. Please HELP!!
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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if its an antec 380w psu i dont think you should worrie, but if it isnt then you should upgrade to something like a corsair 520vx
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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still using it how it is will it damage it?
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Old 11-30-2008, 12:27 PM   #4 (permalink)
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it will underpower it so you won't get the full performance out of it. and it will slowly damage all your components...

i'd definitely recommend a new psu.

but first what is your psu, if you could link us to it or take a pic of the side panel of the psu with all the numbers and info on it.
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Ok well thank you for you guys help i will upgrade right away
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Peter you scared him lol. His using an Antec 380 so he shouldn't worry.
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