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PSU question on HIS x1950pro 256mb AGP

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
February 12, 2007 10:48:30 AM

I've read that ATI wants 28A on 2 independent 12V rails. My Antec 430 True Power puts out 26A max on the 12V rail. I was wondering if getting Thermaltakes dedicated 250watt GPU PSU would be enough to do what I need. It is diffenately at the right price for me. Here is its specs:
Voltage +12V1 & +12V2
Max. Load 21A (Peak Load: 25A)

Would the 25A be enough since it wouldn't be powering anything else? Or should I just upgrade my PSU? Thanks for any help!

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February 12, 2007 11:24:06 AM

You are most likely fine with your current psu unless you have a TON of other extra stuff also running off your psu.
February 12, 2007 1:17:17 PM

thanks for the info. i'll just order the card now and if it ends up needing more power then i'll grab that dedicated PSU.

i am running 2 10k raptors raid 0, dvd burner, with a few usb devices... so i was unsure... i think if it works, it will be close.

i was running a x800 pro but it died on me. looking for something to replace it with and cannot swing a full system to go pci-e, yet.

thanks again :)