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How will my psu handle a gx 285

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April 16, 2009 8:22:39 AM

Hey guys I have a thermaltake toughpower 500 watt power supply. How do you think it would handle a gtx 285 I see its recomended to have a 550 watt powersupply

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April 16, 2009 8:30:37 AM

Yes your PSU should be able to handle the 285...
Have you overclocked your CPU ?
April 16, 2009 8:37:20 AM

No cpu is at stock settings. I dont have many drives either.
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April 16, 2009 2:15:14 PM

Please list your all hardware.
We will calculate what you need on the 12v rails.
The specs for the GTX 285 call for a 650W PSU, but you still may be able to handle it with your PSU.

April 17, 2009 2:15:45 AM

Core 2 Duo e6750
1 seagate barracuda 500 gig hardrive
1 dvd drive
gigabyte p35 ds3r motherboard
4 sticks 1 gig gskill memory 1066
2 case fans
1 uv reactive lighting kit
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April 17, 2009 12:45:21 PM

You need a power supply with 27 amps on the 12v rails.
Adding the rails on this power supply comes to 29. The real figure should be about 27, so I think you are okay. I don't see a combined 12v rail figure for this PSU.
One more or one less amp is fine. There is a safety margin.

Thermaltake Purepower W0100RU 500W ATX 12V 2.0 Power Supply - Retail
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April 18, 2009 3:02:40 AM

Mezlabor said:
Hey guys I have a thermaltake toughpower 500 watt power supply. How do you think it would handle a gtx 285 I see its recomended to have a 550 watt powersupply


There is no toughpower 500W. What model do you have?
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