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Will a Dell 305w PSU power a 9800 GT?

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Last response: in Graphics Cards
March 29, 2009 11:36:53 PM

I have an 8600GT right now and am looking to upgrade. I know that the Dell PSU is quite reliable and is able to run a 9600GT, but I was unsure if it could run a 9800GT, which I've heard only uses up between 8-10w more. Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
March 30, 2009 2:55:14 AM

My Dell mobo got fried because I unplugged my printer... O_o

Don't risk killing your Dell...get yourself a better PSU.

March 30, 2009 3:11:13 AM

I wouldn't count on the Dell 305wt PSU powering a 9600GT. Maybe brand new, for a bit, but if the Dell PSU is a couple years old, it capacitors may have started to break down, just enough so that it will just give up. The PSU that Delluser1 suggested is a good one and at a good price. I'd say go for it.