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#1 Gothmog

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:53 AM

I just bought an x800 XL and cannot find info on its power requirements. my stock PSU is rated at 300 Watts and +12V 15 amps. The PSU is also a few years old so it might be a little tired. If I throw the card in and the PSU is not enough for it do I risk damage to the system?

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 08:34 AM

Hi Gothmog.
"Radeon X800 Xl" doesn't tell us much but if this is an actual ATI card (not just radeon chipset)
then ATI says min 300w PS for agp version, min. 350w PS for pci-e version.
Either way you'ld be pushing it.
It is possible for a blown PS to take other components with it, though never a "given".
Better safe then sorry, upgrade the PS if you can. :thumbsup:

Edited by HitSquad, 16 July 2006 - 08:35 AM.


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Posted 16 July 2006 - 10:16 PM

No, the X800 XL PCI-e only needs 300W.(Minimum) But I'd agree on upgrading your PS.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:52 AM

yeah, I was thinking about replacing the PSU to cap off my ugrades on this computer and give it a more stable future. I'll see if I can scavenge one first, but I doubt the older machines will have anything better.

"Radeon X800 Xl" doesn't tell us much but if this is an actual ATI card (not just radeon chipset)

sorry, but I'm not really sure either. I bought it on ebay for $100(I think it was a good deal). It is the old AGP variety and I suspect it is genuine ATI based on the description and picture. I didn't think it would effect the power requirements, but I guess that it would with all the tweaking 3rd party vendors do.

I was surprised how little tech info ATI supplies on their site. Do you have to be an engineer in order to request info on the card besides how to plug it in? I hope that the manual with the card will give more info than "press card securely into AGP slot"

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 11:39 AM

I believe it eats about, maybe a little below, 50W.
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