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Will This Graphics Card Work With My Psu?


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#1 Stealthy_Marine

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 05:51 PM

http://www.bfgtech.com/bfgr88512gtoce.aspx

PSU output: +3.3V@28A,+5V@38A,+12V@22A,
-12V@0.8A, -5V@0.5A, +5V@2.0A

thanks for any help.

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#2 hamluis

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 06:24 PM

How about some information about the motherboard?

If a boxmaker (Dell, HP, etc.) system, then the manufacturer and model would be better.

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:32 PM

Also to what hamluis said, how many watts is your power supply?
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Posted 02 September 2008 - 07:41 PM

Manufacturer: Compaq-Presario
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 Processor 3800+, ~2.4GHz
Memory: 1534MB RAM: upgrading
Hard Drive: 111 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 7600 GT

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c01050244

More of my PSU info: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...p;Tpk=ATP-RX500 (I know i know i was cheap but it works nice :thumbsup:)

This enough info?

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 08:21 PM

the PSU can most likely handle it, but need the model number of the comp. Since its got the 7600 in it now, odds are it is running PCIe but don't really know

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Posted 02 September 2008 - 09:27 PM

This link should have everything you need to help me.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c01050244

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 12:22 AM

Im mosly just worried about the amps on th 12V

my psu has 12V@22A And the Graphics card I want say 12v@28A How important is that if i have a 500 watt PSU and a 425 watt is reccomended?

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 02:43 PM

Anything else you guys need to know?

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 05:15 PM

Check your link...

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 06:20 PM

lol wow i failed here.
http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/documen...cname=c01050244

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 07:00 PM

Honestly speaking...if the minimum (you do know that's the minimum recommendation, right) spec for suggested PSU is A, why would you try to run it with A-minus?

Your board has a PCI-e slot and it's a PCI-e card requiring direct connection to the PSU.

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Posted 03 September 2008 - 10:03 PM

So it wont work then...hmm, whats the best card i could get that will work with it?

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 10:22 AM

I didn't say that it would not work...I didn't say that it was unsafe...I am not a gamer and I don't buy high-powered video cards for my mundane computing...and I'm trying to understand your perspective.

I don't know how old your PSU is...but a PSU providing the recommended specs...would be what I would consider as a worthwhile investment.

I don't game (and I don't make frivolous system/hardware purchases)...but my two PSUs both exceed the recs for that card...not because I "ensured" such, but just because of the PSUs I thought adequate for my purposes when I needed such.

I guess I just don't understand your perspective, considering the importance of the PSU.

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Posted 04 September 2008 - 06:58 PM

You could probably give it a try. I don't think it would blow your power supply, but if you notice weird things starting to happen, it's most likely going to be the power supplies fault.
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Posted 07 September 2008 - 11:31 AM

My geuss would be that the card will underperform and just be "wierd" ( lots of artifacts and screen glitches in game ) when you try to game. 22Amps on the 12v rail seems low for a 8800GT.
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