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Is my power supply strong enough for GTX 260 pls ?

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August 1, 2009 12:34:51 AM

Hi,
pls I got: ASUS ENGTX260 896MB 216 stream processors
and power supply: FSP Group AX500-A 500W
http://www.digiconcepts.com/fsp_ax500-a.htm

CPU: Intel Pentium 2 DUO 3GHz

and I wonder if my power supply is strong enough for this graphic card ...
because all games I run are a bit lagy ... on high settings ...
Please I need your advice...
and if its not strong enough what power supply would you recommend please ?

Thank you for help!
August 2, 2009 7:52:08 AM

manik12 said:
Hi,
pls I got: ASUS ENGTX260 896MB 216 stream processors
and power supply: FSP Group AX500-A 500W
http://www.digiconcepts.com/fsp_ax500-a.htm

CPU: Intel Pentium 2 DUO 3GHz

and I wonder if my power supply is strong enough for this graphic card ...
because all games I run are a bit lagy ... on high settings ...
Please I need your advice...
and if its not strong enough what power supply would you recommend please ?

Thank you for help!


FSP is not known for building the best quality PSU's. I would also question whether that PSU had the connections required, or the required amps on the +12vdc rails after several years of use and the degraded circuits.

Short answer, I'd not trust it. I'd look for a newer, more effecient PSU along the lines of an Antec, Corsair or Seasonic, in the neighbourhood of 550 to 650 total watts. 650 is really overkill for your present needs, but would allow you to go SLI or a better class of GPU in the future without needing a new PSU.
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