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can cooler master 450w psu handle radeon hd 5850

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March 16, 2014 11:29:46 AM

yo boys...!! can cooler master 450w psu handle radeon hd 5850

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March 16, 2014 11:37:29 AM

If it's a GX series definitely not. Anything else I would say maybe. The minimum requirements for a 5850 are 500W.
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March 16, 2014 11:56:41 AM

The psu is Cooler master thunder 450w
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March 16, 2014 12:02:30 PM

let me tell u d full story... Actuall i'm from india n i recently bro8 a 2nd hand radeon hd 5850 GC...my current psu is a intex generic 450w....i going 2 buy a new psu bt my budget is too tight....so i got an offer from my frnd he is selling his 8mnts old COOLER MASTER THUNDER 450W PSU at only 800rs....so i thought if it can handle my gpu tht....i'll buy it..plz help me frns....plz..plzz
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March 16, 2014 12:06:38 PM

What is your budget?
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March 16, 2014 12:09:31 PM

cst1992 said:
What is your budget?


Arroud 3000rs
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March 16, 2014 1:26:42 PM

what?
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March 16, 2014 1:32:31 PM

cst1992 said:
what?


sorry...!! Actually tht was a miss type....ok here's what i wnt to know finaly i going 2 buy d Thunder 450w bcoz r8 now i think 800rs is gud offer for tht psu....So can u tell me exactly wht will happen if i run my radeon hd 5850 on it...... Will it blow up my gc,mobo or any other part....or it can run will sm minor issues...
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March 16, 2014 1:48:16 PM

If the power supply is good quality, then it'll turn off if the graphics card uses too much power. This will generally happen when you're running a demanding game and the graphics card is in full gear for a while. Note that this doesn't happen when booting, only at full load.
If the power supply is bad, then all kinds of things can happen. Generally if the current is enough it'll work But if there is a power outage etc or something like that, the PSU may go out.

The power supply you linked is really only a 360W power supply. I wouldn't try to run a 151W card on it. Personally, I don't think you should chance it.
That's the tradeoff- since you're getting the GPU second hand(and it's nowhere near a weak one I'd say) you have to spend some decent money for powering it.
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March 16, 2014 9:25:57 PM

cst1992 said:
If the power supply is good quality, then it'll turn off if the graphics card uses too much power. This will generally happen when you're running a demanding game and the graphics card is in full gear for a while. Note that this doesn't happen when booting, only at full load.
If the power supply is bad, then all kinds of things can happen. Generally if the current is enough it'll work But if there is a power outage etc or something like that, the PSU may go out.

The power supply you linked is really only a 360W power supply. I wouldn't try to run a 151W card on it. Personally, I don't think you should chance it.
That's the tradeoff- since you're getting the GPU second hand(and it's nowhere near a weak one I'd say) you have to spend some decent money for powering it.


hmmm.....thnx a lot....
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March 16, 2014 10:45:19 PM

cst1992 said:
If the power supply is good quality, then it'll turn off if the graphics card uses too much power. This will generally happen when you're running a demanding game and the graphics card is in full gear for a while. Note that this doesn't happen when booting, only at full load.
If the power supply is bad, then all kinds of things can happen. Generally if the current is enough it'll work But if there is a power outage etc or something like that, the PSU may go out.

The power supply you linked is really only a 360W power supply. I wouldn't try to run a 151W card on it. Personally, I don't think you should chance it.
That's the tradeoff- since you're getting the GPU second hand(and it's nowhere near a weak one I'd say) you have to spend some decent money for powering it.


Oo..i..c... btw i Found tht my gpu needs 2x PCI Power Adapters of 6pins....so does the thunder 450w hav these cables to connect my psu...or i hav 2 buy extra cables to connect d power slot
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March 16, 2014 11:44:45 PM

12900599,0,1472755 said:
Your power supply will have a 6+2 pin probably. you have to buy a 8-pin to 2 6pin cable like this one:
http://www.moddiy.com/products/PCI%252dE-8%252dPin-to-D...(76cm).html
Don't know if you can get it in your local store

thnx 1c again for all your help....it really help me a lot....And now i'm to buy the thunder 450w psu....
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March 17, 2014 11:47:51 AM

cst1992 said:
Your power supply will have a 6+2 pin probably. you have to buy a 8-pin to 2 6pin cable like this one:
http://www.moddiy.com/products/PCI%252dE-8%252dPin-to-D...(76cm).html
Don't know if you can get it in your local store though.


cst1992 said:
I say again.. I do NOT think you should chance it.
Buy this PSU, this will run the GPU comfortably, and has 2 6 pin cables.
http://www.flipkart.com/corsair-vs550-550-watt-psu/p/it...


sorry..!! i forgot 2 mention actually i already hav a Corsair 550vs psu...but it has burnt due to lighting....Can i claim for d replacement...?? i mean i has 2years warranty left...!!!
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March 18, 2014 1:06:37 AM

Sure, you could try claiming for a replacement.
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