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Xfx 4870 recommended PSU

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December 30, 2009 7:38:32 PM

i have a cooler master 550W extreme Edition and it has 1 PCI-x 6 pin and m usinf another with 4 to 6pin...is it good for my XFX 4870 1GB card..is it good for my card....16Amp on per +12Volts

my machine Configuration is...
intel Dp35dpm
C2D e8400 3.0Ghz
2GB corsair 800Mhz Ram
1 80Gb WD
1 250Gb Wd
1 500Gb Seagate
and 1 DVDrom
a b U Graphics card
December 30, 2009 8:00:27 PM

As far as specs goes, yoes you have the needed amps and watts. HOWEVER, CoolerMaster brand PSUs below 750W are quite dicey.
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December 30, 2009 8:20:49 PM

so can i go for corsair TX750 it has 60Amp on 12vlots and ans 720watts can i buy this one....by the ways thx for the help.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 30, 2009 10:54:10 PM

That 550w is probably just fine for a single 4870. You aren't OCing your CPU, and if you stay away from that with your video I would feel comfortable with it. Once you start to overclock things it starts to draw more power, and while you meet the recommended requrements for a 4870, that is based on stock specs. Dual 16A rails should be fine.

A corsair 750 is complete overkill. You would need it if you were going to run dual 4870's though.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 31, 2009 1:54:16 AM

Um. Not really sure I would want to run a 4870 on a 400W PSU. Will it work? Maybe, would I feel comfortable? No.

I think you PSU is just fine, just don't go crazy on the OC's.
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December 31, 2009 3:14:26 AM

by the way thx for the help guys. so you all says that sm gonna stay cool with cooler master 550W but stay away from overclocking..right.?
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a b U Graphics card
December 31, 2009 4:07:40 AM

You can OC but don't OC heavily...
750TX isway overkill for your RIG.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
December 31, 2009 11:24:04 AM

shubham1401 said:
You can OC but don't OC heavily....

Hence the "don't go crazy on the OC" part. Moderate OCing doesn't usually draw a ton more power. Once you start manually increasing the voltages, it really starts to show.
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January 1, 2010 2:43:21 PM

thx all the guys.but how can i test whether my PSU is perfect for my graphic card..like any tool ..software or benchmark which will help me in this regard...
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 8:27:39 AM

if you have a 4870 1gb you must tells us the ram of your computer the core and the other parts of your computer to tell you if your 550w is enough
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January 2, 2010 10:51:47 AM

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if you have a 4870 1gb you must tells us the ram of your computer the core and the other parts of your computer to tell you if your 550w is enough



my machine Configuration is...
intel Dp35dpm
C2D e8400 3.0Ghz
2GB corsair 800Mhz Ram
1 80Gb WD
1 250Gb Wd
1 500Gb Seagate
and 1 DVDrom

Cooler master 550w with 16 Amp 12volts Rails..
thx for the reply..
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a b U Graphics card
January 2, 2010 8:35:55 PM

try to update your bios and slow down your clock from catalyst manager to 600mhz-800mhz
it will help you
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January 2, 2010 9:36:23 PM

its already by default same clocks.....i pulled a lot of load on it N its just working fine .....thx for all reply here
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