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January 3, 2008 9:11:11 PM

Bought a new agp vid card to replace my dying A-I-W 9800, it's a EVGA 256-A8-N542-T2 Geforce 7600gs 256mb. Before I install it I'm wondering now if my power supply is too small for this card. It looks to be a no name "POWERUP LC-B400ATX"
Here's what it says on the sticker of the PS, hope it helps.

V- : VOLTAGE : CURRENT
INPUT : 115V- : 10A
: 230V- : 6A
----------------------------------:--------------------------
V : +3.3V : +5V : +12V :-5V -12V +5VSB
:------------------------ :--------------------------
OUTPUT : 28A : 40A : 17A : 0.3A 0.8A 2A
----------------------------------:--------------------------
MAX ; 220W : 240W : 1.5W 9.6W 10W
: 380W

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January 3, 2008 9:14:40 PM

It should work, not saying it's a good PSU but that card shouldn't require that much power.
January 3, 2008 9:32:14 PM

Well, it's either testing it or checking if anyone have tried that combo already on the net.

I have a problem with lousy tire 5 PSU crashing the system while playing games, so I'm switching to a much better and more reliable PSU now.

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January 3, 2008 9:32:50 PM

From the card specs

"System Requirements:Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply. (Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amp Amps.)"

Am I outta luck with my, if I'm reading it right, +12v 17a?
January 3, 2008 9:40:55 PM

Yeah I had the same problem, I had only a single +12v rail as you, and that was trying to power everything with mobo/all the case fans and other things in found in there + the power consuming 88000 GTS.

Basically this produced rails to drop amps down causing the whole system to crash while playing.

But then again it depends on what other parts you have in the setup as well. Check out this one:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.js...

Helped me to get a recommended total W estimate.
January 3, 2008 10:04:25 PM

If I try installing the card and it's not enough am I at a big risk of damaging the card itself?
January 3, 2008 10:11:26 PM

bigb41571 said:
If I try installing the card and it's not enough am I at a big risk of damaging the card itself?


You shouldn't have to worry about damaging the card, the worse that'll happen is that either it won't start or run like crap.
January 3, 2008 10:12:19 PM

thanks for all your answers
January 4, 2008 8:45:02 PM

lol dont be so sure bout urself, ive had cheapy psu's burn motherboards ram and hard drives b4, but nvr vid cards
January 6, 2008 6:26:12 AM

Got the card in and running, so far no problems over 2 days, no thanks to my clumsy fingers.
January 6, 2008 1:10:06 PM

bigb41571 said:
Got the card in and running, so far no problems over 2 days, no thanks to my clumsy fingers.


Glad it's working. When you have the money or for your next new build would be good to get a better PSU
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