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# hey Guys, please tell me how much Watts and +12v Am... i need for my Computer?

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February 12, 2014 1:30:02 PM

i am using:

intel q45
8GB RAM
XFX nVidia 8800gt

how much watts? and How much +12v Am?
a b ) Power supply
a b U Graphics card
February 12, 2014 1:40:08 PM

An 8800GT requires a single 6pin right?

If so, 6 pin = 75w + 75w from PCI-E connector + 125w from cpu + 50w for ram/mobo/odd/fans/hdd/etc

So a total of about 300w at bare min, with the system pulling max from everything. So by this logic, any decent 400-500w will handle that no problem.

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February 12, 2014 2:01:30 PM

i m using 400w... and it's +12v1 output is 14A and +12v2 is 15A. is it enough??
and how much watts used by Motherboard??
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a c 544 U Graphics card
February 12, 2014 2:22:25 PM

For a system using a single GeForce 8800 GT graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 400 Watt or greater system power supply that has a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 26 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Sufficient Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most critical factor.

What is the brand and model of your 400W power supply unit?
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February 13, 2014 2:57:51 AM

i am using DYNEX power supply. Model: DX 400WPS.

+12V1=14A, +12V2=15A,
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February 13, 2014 10:51:00 AM

Aemi99 said:
i am using DYNEX power supply. Model: DX 400WPS.

+12V1=14A, +12V2=15A,

The Dynex DX-400WPS is only capable of supplying 200 Watts despite what is specified on its label and packaging.

It doesn't meet the system power supply requirements specified by NVIDIA for the GeForce 8800 GT.

It was also a test equipment destroyer as [H]ard|OCP found out during their review of that PSU:

http://m.hardocp.com/article/2008/05/13/getting_best_bu...
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February 13, 2014 11:39:03 AM

ok...... then what about POWER MAN??? Model: IP-P400DQ-0
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February 13, 2014 11:39:53 AM

ko888 said:
Aemi99 said:
i am using DYNEX power supply. Model: DX 400WPS.

+12V1=14A, +12V2=15A,

The Dynex DX-400WPS is only capable of supplying 200 Watts despite what is specified on its label and packaging.

It doesn't meet the system power supply requirements specified by NVIDIA for the GeForce 8800 GT.

It was also a test equipment destroyer as [H]ard|OCP found out during their review of that PSU:

http://m.hardocp.com/article/2008/05/13/getting_best_bu...

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February 13, 2014 11:40:32 AM

ok...... then what about POWER MAN??? Model: IP-P400DQ-0
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February 13, 2014 12:19:03 PM

Aemi99 said:
ok...... then what about POWER MAN??? Model: IP-P400DQ-0

That's an In Win (OEM: PowerMan) IP-P Series DQ 400 Watt PSU. It should be able to deliver what's stated on its label.

It should have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 25 Amps. I think that PSU has one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.
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February 15, 2014 12:12:56 AM

ko888 said:
Aemi99 said:
ok...... then what about POWER MAN??? Model: IP-P400DQ-0

That's an In Win (OEM: PowerMan) IP-P Series DQ 400 Watt PSU. It should be able to deliver what's stated on its label.

It should have a maximum combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 25 Amps. I think that PSU has one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

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February 15, 2014 12:18:28 AM

yeah it has 6-pin connector and 400 watts but its +12v1=13A and +12v2=14A

Is this useful???
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February 15, 2014 11:17:57 AM

Aemi99 said:
yeah it has 6-pin connector and 400 watts but its +12v1=13A and +12v2=14A

Is this useful???

It's the combined +12V continuous current rating that matters, not the rating on each individual +12V rail.

The +12V2 rail is usually used to only power the CPU assuming that this PSU adheres to the ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide specifications.

The +12V1 rail is used to power anything else in the system that needs +12V power like the motherboard, graphics card, hard disk drive, cooling fans, etc.

The GeForce 8800 GT should be drawing less than 8 Amps from the +12V rail during gaming.
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February 16, 2014 8:55:27 AM

hmm... thanx alot budy! u did a great job for me.
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