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Can I run any of the x1950 AGP boards with this PSU?

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January 20, 2007 3:38:45 PM

I own an Enermax eg465p_ve which is a 460w psu. Im curious if I can run any of the x1950 boards and if so, which boards?
Ive read that some require 30a on the 12v rail, and I think I only have 20a if I read this correctly.
If not, I guess the 7600gt is my best bet? I currently have a 6800 standard.

Below are the specs of the PSU. Thanks in advance!
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I/P
Voltage rating
90V~135V AC or 180V~265V AC
(selected by slide switch)

Iin=115/230Vac
12A / 7A

Frequency
47Hz~63Hz

Inrush current
40A max. / 115V; 80A max. / 230V
(at cold start)

O/P
DC
Voltage
Ripple & Noise
Total
Reg.
Output current rating
MIN / MAX

3.3V
50mV
4%
0A / 38A

+5V
50mV
5%
11A / 44A

+12V
120mV
5%
5A / 20A

-5V
50mV
10%
0A / 2A

-12V
120mV
10%
0A / 1A

+5Vsb
50mV
5%
0A / 2.2A

3.3V & +5V
220W

TOTAL O/P
460W

Hold up time
17ms min. at 230V AC full load

Over Power Protection
105%~160% of max load

Over Voltage Protection
+5V: 5.6V~6.9V
+3.3V: 3.7V~4.5V
+5Vsb: 5.6V~6.9V

Efficiency
70% min. at full load

Cooling
Air convection by +12V DC fan

Operation Temperature
0oC ~25oC for full rating of load,
decrease to zero Watts O/P at 70oC

Storage Temperature
-20oC ~80oC

Humidity
Operating: to 85% relative humidity ,
non-condensing At 25oC
Storage : to 95% relative humidity ,
non-condensing At 50oC

MTBF
100K hours at 25oC ,70% full rated load

EMC
EN55022 ,Class B
FCC Part 15
CNS 13438 Class B
EN 55024
January 20, 2007 4:07:35 PM

Its been stated many times, the most overlooked componet today is the PSU. With graphic cards power requierments going through the roof I think its fair to say if you've got to question it, replace it. I recently add a Sapphire 1950 agp to my system. I'm using an Antec TruBlu 430w. I think it stated a rating of 28A on the 12v. So far its been stable. (Incredibile card BTW 8) ). Besides, the PSU is one component that one can pass down as your system changes over time. Shop around, get a good one, name brand, look at their warrenties, (That represents the faith the maker has in its product), and always ask questions.
DC
January 20, 2007 4:28:32 PM

It has mixed reviews
Alot of people are having problems with the x1950pro agp
Mostly due to OCing and overheating
Some hope it just needs more power , But that turns out not to be the fix
The x1950agp is ok , just don't set your hopes to high
If you are upgrading from a very low end card , this will be a plus..
If you have something good now , I'd just wait..
It still no 8800
Soon,, there is much new stuff coming!!!
And prices are falling for the good hardware!!
AGP is DEAD
Why throw good money away!!
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January 23, 2007 9:09:13 AM

yeah, i'd agree on all apart form the last bit, a) plenty of systems can run hella fast on agp, eg, the 939 boards with agp, there is quite a few, that usually means up to 2 gb of ram and up to a fx 60, your saying that isnt good enough? ive seen a x1950pro on the above described system, it flys. you see, the agp system used in the THG review was actually not that good.
January 23, 2007 10:11:42 AM

YEah, I put an eye on 1950xt, which accroding to ATI wants 28A, "assuming a fully loaded system".

Question to Mpilch:
Now, my Revoltec Star Series Chromus II supply can give out 26A and has a single 12V rail. I have 2 harddrives, C2D E6300 running at stock, and I was wondering - do I need to replace that or not? I plan to run videocard at stock speeds too.

If I do need to upgrade: would TT Toughpower 600w be a good choice?

(sorry for bugging you, your PSU 101 links are marvelous, but I just need your nod of approval )
January 24, 2007 12:37:58 PM

I just upgraded to an X1950 AGP. I heard about the heat problems so I bought an aftermarket cooler. Board works well but the cooler's so large I have to leave the side off my puter. They do run HOT and the card I have requires 2 molex connectors. Lucky for me I've a BFG 650 watt PSU that seems to be holding it's own.

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