PSU slowing my 8800GT?

Hey all, I just bought a PNY Geforce 8800GT 512MB and when looking at the box it says that the minimum requirements are a 400W PSU with 26A on the +12V rail. I have a 600W PSU with 18A on the +12V rail. Now, I havent run any benchmark tests on my rig and the only game I have played was UT3 which ran flawlessly on MAX settings on my 22" monitor. Is my PSU bottlenecking my card in anyway? Would a benchmark test confirm this for me? Here is my PSU:

http://www.newegg.com/product/product.asp?item=N82E16817171013

If my PSU is bottlenecking my card are there any PSU's that you guys can recommend to me given my setup. Thanks


Specs: Intel Quad-Core Q6600 @ 2.4Ghz, 4 Gigs (4 x 1GB Kingston HyperX DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) in dual channel mode, Geforce 8800GT 512MB, Gigabyte, GIGABYTE GA-P35C-DS3R LGA 775, COOLER MASTER eXtreme Power RP-600-PCAR ATX from factor 12V V2.01 600W Power Supply
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  1. I guess this PSU should do the trick nicely.
  2. the psu has no effect on bottlenecking, either your card will work or not with the wrong psu
  3. crazywheels said:
    the psu has no effect on bottlenecking, either your card will work or not with the wrong psu

    Actually it can, if it's not providing enough clean +12v power for the card to run at full speed you will see lower fps, with a little less +12v power you will start to see random reboots and crashing. And then even less +12v power will cause the card to not operate at all.
  4. If you look at your PSU specs, it's actually got 2 12V rails, each one with 18A. So you shouldn't have any issues.

    Clint
  5. CNeufeld said:
    If you look at your PSU specs, it's actually got 2 12V rails, each one with 18A. So you shouldn't have any issues.

    Clint

    That doesn't mean anything.
    It's the total combined wattage on the 12v divided by 12 = amps
    My old Dell 305w psu had 2-12v rails @ 18a each = 22amps (pretty darn good for a 305w)
    The 600w psu in question has no documentation (that can be found) on the 12v wattage (besides 2-18a rails)
  6. kpo6969 said:
    The 600w psu in question has no documentation (that can be found) on the 12v wattage (besides 2-18a rails)

    Which is the reason it never made the old reference list. If it isn't rebooting or shtting down, you have enough power.
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