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eVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCIe works with 375W PSU?

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August 22, 2007 5:52:40 PM

Hi,

1) Can anyone please confirm if (Dell) 375W max power supply (PSU) works with eVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI-Express 256-P2-N549-TR even the requirement is 400W?

2) Will GeForce 7600 has heat problem (Dell Dimension 9100)?

(I'm simply want to upgrade my system from integrated card to a decent one. Not into game.)

Windows XP Home
Dell Dimension 9100

TIA
Frank
August 22, 2007 6:32:59 PM

If it's a Dell PSU - which isn't rated at peak I believe, but nominal - it'll most likely work fine.

7600 GS' are cool runners, no heat p[roblems methinks.
August 22, 2007 6:49:47 PM

Thanks for the reply. However, I researched and got mixed results - some says the system crashes, others says it's ok! I wish someone actually have it working fine to confirm it.
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a c 130 U Graphics card
August 22, 2007 7:08:16 PM

I am of the opinion that as its a single slot solution that requires no extra power it should work in the slot its designed to work in..
Mactronix
August 22, 2007 7:23:22 PM

I'm not by any mean an expert on video card but their spec states the requirements for a reason! The following is from their web site (http://evga.com/products/moreinfo.asp?pn=256-P2-N549-TR...):

Requirements
Minimum of a 400 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amp Amps.)
August 22, 2007 7:38:34 PM

frankca said:
Hi,

1) Can anyone please confirm if (Dell) 375W max power supply (PSU) works with eVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI-Express 256-P2-N549-TR even the requirement is 400W?

2) Will GeForce 7600 has heat problem (Dell Dimension 9100)?

(I'm simply want to upgrade my system from integrated card to a decent one. Not into game.)

Windows XP Home
Dell Dimension 9100

TIA
Frank


It will absolutely work. Dell was offering 7900GTX cards as a build option using that same power supply.

-G
a c 198 U Graphics card
August 22, 2007 7:54:10 PM

It should work. But, since you say you aren't gaming, you could also choose a 7300GT for even less money and still see a big improvement over integrated graphics. It also does not require an auxilliary power connector.
August 22, 2007 7:55:03 PM

Well, Specs are not always there for a reason, or at least not a good one. I suspect they are clearly wrong in this case since there is not an external power connector to the card and the amount of power than can be provided through the PCIE bus is limited.

a c 130 U Graphics card
August 22, 2007 7:58:04 PM

Companies try to cover themselves by overstating the requirements,a 1950 pro says it wants a 450 watt supply yet blade on this forum runs one on a 380watt psu
Mactronix
August 22, 2007 8:46:19 PM

Thanks everyone for your replies. I'm comfortable to order it now.
August 22, 2007 8:53:00 PM

Heck, I used to use an x850 XT on a 300 watt psu...a 7600gs will definitely work with a 375 watt psu.
August 22, 2007 9:27:00 PM

frankca said:
Hi,

1) Can anyone please confirm if (Dell) 375W max power supply (PSU) works with eVGA e-GeForce 7600 GS 256MB PCI-Express 256-P2-N549-TR even the requirement is 400W?

2) Will GeForce 7600 has heat problem (Dell Dimension 9100)?

(I'm simply want to upgrade my system from integrated card to a decent one. Not into game.)

Windows XP Home
Dell Dimension 9100

TIA
Frank

Yes. 375w psu has 30amps on the 12v. They come from the factory configured with 8800GTX's.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim9100/e...
That's not your max (375). I run the 305w 22amps and a 8600gt, so 7600GS no sweat. 7600GT or 7900GS or GT if you want better, 7600GT for sure over the 7600GS.
August 22, 2007 11:55:51 PM

Thanks both NightScope and kpo6969 for your confirmations. Btw, I settle for 7600GS because no fan and $20 rebate :)  Do you happen to know if anyone complained about 7600GT noise?
August 22, 2007 11:58:05 PM

Onus said:
It should work. But, since you say you aren't gaming, you could also choose a 7300GT for even less money and still see a big improvement over integrated graphics. It also does not require an auxilliary power connector.


Thanks but someone complained about 7300GT noise.
August 23, 2007 12:36:45 AM

My wife's multimedia computer has a fanless 7600GS, works fine @1800x1440. I'don't remeber which version of Antec Sonata that case is, but power supply is either 380 or 420W. As long as your other components are not power hogs, 375 should be fine. Also check this out.
http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculator.jsp
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