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Is PC Power and Cooling 610 watt PSU enough for 2x 8800 GTS?

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May 4, 2007 11:29:09 PM

I currently have 1 8800 GTS video card...will the PC power and cooling 610 watt PSU enough to power two of them in SLI or will I need to upgrade?
Specs:
e6600
2 GB corsair dominator ram
2 36gb raptors
500gb seagate
Asus p5B deluxe wifi
X-FI xtremegamer
5 noctua 1200RPM fans
p182 case
May 4, 2007 11:42:29 PM

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I currently have 1 8800 GTS video card...will the PC power and cooling 610 watt PSU enough to power two of them in SLI or will I need to upgrade?
Specs:
e6600
2 GB corsair dominator ram
2 36gb raptors
500gb seagate
Asus p5B deluxe wifi
X-FI xtremegamer
5 noctua 1200RPM fans
p182 case


P5B Deluxe = intel 965 chipset (Crossfire capable w/BIOS update)
SLI = Nvidia chipsets (example 680i chipset) nvidia will do SLI, not Intel chipsets.

You have to find how many amps (not watts) you have on your 12v volt rail(s) on youir PC Power PSU. The minimum specs for required amperage for those two cards should be around here somewhere.
May 4, 2007 11:57:40 PM

if its a decent psu with decent aperage then yes it will work. I've seen quad core 2x8800, 4xhdd etc etc run on a quality 550w supply no problem.

More of a concern is what the other guy said - you are asking questions about sli'in 2x8800gtx's but dont have a motherboard that supports sli
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May 4, 2007 11:58:13 PM

I guesstimated your +12v@32A max/worst case so the 610 should handle that w/o any problem since it is rated for +12v@50A.

Curiously enough, it is not nvidia sli-certified for 8800gtx, but it looks like it *should* work well enough.
May 5, 2007 12:11:03 AM

I forgot to mention I am upgrading the P5B deluxe to a Asus 680i striker mobo. Also, it's 2x 8800 GTS not GTX...im sure that makes a big diff...
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