HD 3850 Power Supply Specification Tags: Graphics Cards Power Supplies HD Graphics Last response: May 17, 2008 11:08 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Terrace May 16, 2008 5:35:21 PM Just brought a HD3850 only to realize the box says requires a 450w PSU, Is that 100% accurate minimum or could i get away with using my Trust 370W Low Noise PSU? http://www.trust.com/products/product_detail.aspx?item=... Thanks for the replys. More about : 3850 power supply specification | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove dirtmountain Graphics card Expert Power supply Expert May 16, 2008 5:44:02 PM This may help, it shows actual power consumption of various cards http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/forums.asp?s=2&c=7&t=9354 | Report abuse Terrace May 16, 2008 6:12:50 PM AGP version, if that makes a diffrence | Report abuse pauldh Graphics card Expert May 16, 2008 6:13:18 PM More important than total watts, is the 12v rating. You could easily run an HD3850 on an earthwatts 380W PSU because it's combined 12v is 27 amps. Look on the label and see what the combined +12 volt rails max is in amps or watts. | Report abuse Related ressources ATI HD 3850 AGP the usual power supply question - Forum Power needed for Radeon HD 3850 ? - Forum Sapphire hd 3850 power supply question - Forum Radeon HD 3850 AGP WARNING! - Forum Is 25A power supply enough for E2180 + one HDD + HD3850 or 9600GT? - Forum Ask the community Publish Terrace May 16, 2008 6:43:26 PM down the list on the chart on the back of the box it reads +12V 15A 180W | Report abuse pauldh Graphics card Expert May 16, 2008 6:48:07 PM Ouch, 15 amp 12v isn't going to cut it given a mild loaded system. How many drivers you have? What the CPU? I feel pretty safe to say You will need a new PSU. Here is the 27 amp 12v Antec I mentioned for $30. It's quiet and a quality PSU made by Seasonic. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... | Report abuse Terrace May 16, 2008 7:00:07 PM P4 Prescott 3Ghz P4P800 E Deluxe X800 Vivo (currently) 1GB of Corsair 512MB DDR400 PC3200 XML or XMS SATA 130Gb Maxtor HD SATA 1000Gb (1TB) HD | Report abuse robertito May 16, 2008 7:30:31 PM For $30 that earthwatts is a steal, definately get it. | Report abuse Terrace May 16, 2008 7:32:20 PM UK Customer here This is that right? http://www.ebuyer.com/product/120375 | Report abuse pauldh Graphics card Expert May 16, 2008 8:14:47 PM yeah, that is it, ouch. There may be cheaper ones for you. | Report abuse Terrace May 16, 2008 9:07:31 PM Better than the £60 i was going to spend on one of the certified PSU's that they suggest on the website. Seem to be lacking replys in my other thread http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/forum/249827-12-p4p800-de... | Report abuse sniperstorm May 16, 2008 11:21:45 PM What about this powersupply will it work with this card?? Power Supply http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/other/display/thermalt... Card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... I am thinking the same thing, and need help also | Report abuse Terrace May 17, 2008 10:57:40 PM Just double checking http://www.ebuyer.com/product/120375 will work with my AGP card including all the other things i listed in my PC right? | Report abuse dos1986 May 17, 2008 11:08:51 PM Get a better power supply.. http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4ZWQ&Cat... http://www.dabs.com/productview.aspx?Quicklinx=4N14&Cat... Corsair would be my choice | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>HD 3850 Power Supply Specification> Related ressources: ForumHD3850 and PSU ForumHD3850 Looking to buy question, PCI Express 2.0? ForumMicro ATX power supply and Radeon HD 3850 AGP ForumInstalled Sapphire HD 3850 AGP and now no games play! ForumHow much power does 3850 need? ForumPower supplies for my HD 3850 AGP??? ForumHd 3850 (psu connection) ForumSAPPHIRE RADEON HD3850 PCI-E HELP! ForumWhich power supply for 3850 agp? Forumcan micro atx power supply power on 8800gt, 9600gt, or ati 3850 . ForumWill My PC be Able to handle a Radeon 3850 AGP card? ForumSimple Radeon 3850 power supply question ForumHD 3850 on 420w PSU ForumCrossfiring AMD A8 3850 APU + ATI Radeon HD 6670 GPU ForumGtx 670 sli 3840x1920 More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !