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Will this PSU run a 9800gt?

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January 8, 2010 3:29:56 AM

I have a
Thermaltake purepower 500w
I dont know which model it is because it doesnt say.
And the model name on the psu didnt show any searches on the internet.

the +12v rails are dual rail and the rails have 17amp each
It doesnt say the total wattage of the +12v rails
Does that mean i can just find out the total ampage?
which is 34 amps?
12x17 = 204
204x2= 408
408/12 = 34?

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a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 3:36:00 AM

Yes, I am certain a 500w Thermaltake can handle a 9800GT.

The newer 9800GTs that do not require a 6-pin connector use even less power than the older ones-- which only asked for approximately a 400w power supply. (and really only needed much less)


**however-- how old is this PSU? If its ancient I might reconsider.
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a c 189 U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 3:44:00 AM

^+1
agree with deadlockedworld, it's a good brand and have 500W, surely it's big enough to powered 9800GT.
Which card do u get? With power connector or not?
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January 8, 2010 3:48:33 AM

I got a 500 watt purepower thermaltake
like yesterday lol
it has a 6pin connector
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a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 4:58:24 AM

Great. You have way more power than you need.
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a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 5:01:49 AM

Some people have run a regular 9800GT with the 1pin connector on a quality Dell 305watt.

You can probably run the lower power 9800GT on a regular PSU ~300watt, but it's generally advisable to get at least a 350watts for the low power version and 400watts for the regular version.
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a c 107 U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 3:12:46 PM

34AMPs at 12v is 408W, which it can probably only manage for a few seconds :D . Anyway that PSU is more than enough for a 9800GT and a power hungry CPU so long as you aren't also running a hundred case lights and Hard Drives
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a b U Graphics card
January 8, 2010 3:43:36 PM

xblade321 said:
I have a
Thermaltake purepower 500w
I dont know which model it is because it doesnt say.
And the model name on the psu didnt show any searches on the internet.

the +12v rails are dual rail and the rails have 17amp each
It doesnt say the total wattage of the +12v rails
Does that mean i can just find out the total ampage?
which is 34 amps?
12x17 = 204
204x2= 408
408/12 = 34?

There are half a dozen Purepower 500's that I know of , none of them has dual 17 amp rails, got a picture of the label ?
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January 9, 2010 2:00:18 AM

I cant take a picture right now,
but i will asap.

The Model name that says on the sticker is unique
I searched it up, there are no purepower models of that o.o...

Yet it says +12v1 17a /+12v2 17a....

Im sort of scared lol
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 2:18:14 AM

xblade321 said:
I cant take a picture right now,
but i will asap.

The Model name that says on the sticker is unique
I searched it up, there are no purepower models of that o.o...

Yet it says +12v1 17a /+12v2 17a....

Im sort of scared lol



Are you sure it isnt this?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

You SHOULD NOT be worried. Your power supply is MUCH MORE than powerful enough.

Didn't you buy it from a real store? The only possible way in hell you should be worried is if you got it on like ebay or something and its counterfeit. I find that EXTREMELY unlikely. Who on earth would bother counterfeiting a $29 PSU?

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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 6:00:57 AM

it should handle it without any problem..
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 9:58:34 AM

xblade321 said:
I cant take a picture right now,
but i will asap.

The Model name that says on the sticker is unique
I searched it up, there are no purepower models of that o.o...

Yet it says +12v1 17a /+12v2 17a....

Im sort of scared lol

Didn't mean to scare you, just interested in a power supply that doesn't follow the norm, which for a 500 watt Thermaltake would be dual rails at 14a and 15a or dual rails at 18a .
There is the Thermatake LP450, a 450 watt psu with dual 17 amp rails.
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January 9, 2010 6:20:11 PM

Oh i see lol.
Thank you.

Since I have a "unique" thermaltake psu
Which graphics card do you reccomend besides 9800gt?
Is 4850 better than 9800gt?

and will this psu handle future upgrade gfx cards?
ex. 9800gtx+
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a b U Graphics card
January 9, 2010 6:35:38 PM

Not knowing the psu model, I wouldn't make any higher reccomendation than the 9800, and couldn't tell you if it would handle future cards.
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January 9, 2010 9:06:20 PM

Yep, it'll definitly run it. In fact, its a bit overkill
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