9800gtx+ power supply

hey,

currently running a 9800gtx with a 650w PSU which has 4x 18A rails. I'll assume the 2x pci'e connectors run off only 1 rail, as the cable branches out into 2x pci-e connectors. My rig is an E6400@3.2ghz, 2x2gig ddr800 memory 4-4-4-12 with a gigabyte 965p s3 mobo.
i noticed my warhammer lags horrible in huge fights, and i suspect could it be that I only have 1 rail connected into the graphics card?.
Would it be safe to use 2x molex > 1x pci-e on one of my other rails which are in use by the dvd. So that i have 2 rails connected to the card?

any help would be appreciated.

thanks
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  1. Here's a fairly simple reply, you're card uses less than 10 amps of power.
  2. hrmmmmmmm, maybe i need a fresh reinstall. or do you think a later bios version would help?....I cleaned all drivers with driver cleaner pro prior to installing the card, defragmented, tried drivers that came with box, and latest drivers from nvidia. any idea what the problem could be?
  3. delluser1 said:
    Here's a fairly simple reply, you're card uses less than 10 amps of power.

    True, that's ~ how much the card uses. But that's cutting it close. Usually the minimum recommended is 17A on the +12 rail.

    @OP: Mind listing the exact PSU you have?
  4. superflower 650w, 4x 12V rails, 18As each
  5. Shadow703793 said:
    True, that's ~ how much the card uses. But that's cutting it close. Usually the minimum recommended is 17A on the +12 rail.

    @OP: Mind listing the exact PSU you have?

    By his own admission he's got four 18 amp rails, and with the PEG connector generally on it's own rail, power isn't the likely cause of the problem.
    I always like to keep invisik in mind, he's the forum member running dual GTX260's (11 amps consumption per card ) on a Antec EA500 with it's dual 17 amp rails.
  6. geoff123_40 the way I have my 9800gtx hooked up is I have 2 (6) pin pci-e molex cables hooked up to the video card.the psu is a ocz 700 with 4 rails @ 18 amps each.hope this helps you out
  7. Well the PSU has the enough amps. But I would doubt that PSUs stability/quality (ie +12 rail stability, etc). Do be careful with that PSU.
  8. geoff123_40 superflower 650w, 4x 12V rails, 18As each.


    I would have to agree with Shadow703793 Well the PSU has the enough amps. But I would doubt that PSUs stability/quality (ie +12 rail stability, etc). Do be careful with that PSU.


    never heard of a superflower got to be a low end psu.myself I wouldn't chance it on a new 9800gtx,but it's your call.
  9. hrmmmmmm....superflower comes out of the same factory as enermax and errr cant remember the second brand think it was toppower :S
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