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a c 131 U Graphics card
March 25, 2007 6:18:15 PM

So 1950 on agp socket what is the actual power requirment as the reviews on the net seem to differ
Thanks for any help

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March 25, 2007 6:34:50 PM

well generally depending on the make of the psu, you should be looking for at the least 22amp on the +12v rail. However it is highly recommended that you save yourself some trouble and go for something with 28-30 amps.

Make sure its a good make as some crap psu's are 500-600 watts overall but only have 12amps on the +12 rail. You should be looking for about 500 watts with 28-30 amps on the psu.

have a look at this bit of the forum written by mpilchfamily to tell you what sorta psu you should be looking at:
a c 131 U Graphics card
March 25, 2007 7:19:57 PM

The thing is my system is about 1.5 years old and obviously running a agp port it came with a 9800 i upgraded it to a x800xl after a couple of months.
That died recently and i noticed the 1950 but alas i have chacked and have a 400 watt supply so dont think i can run it any ideas to get a bit more life out of the system before i bite the bullet and upgrade.
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March 25, 2007 10:46:26 PM

well my psu is a 380 watt and i run the card without any problems. However, I may just be on the border line.

What you could do, is to go for a card like the 7600 gt or the x1650 pro. They consume less power and will give you enough boost to last you a little while longer.
March 26, 2007 8:55:30 AM

You would be alright on any PSU giving 22-24 amps on the 12 rail, or like me just kill it and get a CORSAIR 620 HX 50A 8)

No power problems and 5 year warranty . SLI or whatever on that power :p 
March 26, 2007 10:31:01 AM

Yea, my 400W PSU also ran it fine, I just had a lot of other problems. Just try it and then upgrade if it doesnt work.

a c 131 U Graphics card
March 26, 2007 7:42:19 PM

Thanks guys that about covers it i have checked and have 25 on the 12v rail so im gona go for it

March 26, 2007 10:21:00 PM

best of luck, worse than can happen is that ur system will restart when playing games, then you know you need a better psu.