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9600gt on 300watt(22amps) or 400 watt(18amps)?

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May 9, 2010 5:07:56 AM

Hello,I am looking to buy 9600gt.Now i have 300 watt with 22 amps on +12 rail.I can exchange it with my friend who has 400 watt but 18 amps on +12 rail.

give your suggetions

core 2 duo E7300
gd31pr motherboard
2 gb ram(ddr2)
160 gb hard
a b Î Nvidia
May 9, 2010 5:15:57 AM

use your PSU, it's better then your friends 400w
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a b Î Nvidia
May 9, 2010 6:24:13 AM

Really, amps are more important than watts in most cases. The 400W PSU also sounds old/generic branded, because I know that a Corsair CX400W 400W PSU maxes at around 30A, which means that less is directed on the 3.3V and 5V rails, while your friend's PSU's amps are mainly on the 3.3V and 5V rail instead of the 12V, which is where the graphic card gets its power. Just stick with your PSU, as suggested by ct.
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a b Î Nvidia
May 9, 2010 9:54:23 AM

Stay with your PSU, it better than your friend's...
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May 9, 2010 10:35:01 AM

Yeah... Amps on 12v matter the most.
Yours is a better PSU. Stick with it :) 
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May 9, 2010 11:04:59 AM

its the 400 "what?" factor - even 550w generic psu's are labled as being able to only give out a max of 18a on the 12's whereas a branded ~400w will give out atleast 20+a

btw a branded 300w is technically sifficent for a dual core standard system even with a GTX260 if you check the details
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May 9, 2010 5:16:35 PM

Thanks guys for your suggestions
One more question
My psu does not have 6-pin connector. Should i use a '4-pin to 6-pin convertor'?
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a b Î Nvidia
May 9, 2010 6:15:33 PM

ubair_aziz said:
Thanks guys for your suggestions
One more question
My psu does not have 6-pin connector. Should i use a '4-pin to 6-pin convertor'?


i ran an over clocked 9600GT with a 4-pin to 6-pin adapter, it ran fine with no issues.
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May 9, 2010 6:46:23 PM

Stay with your current PSU.
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May 10, 2010 9:37:05 AM

So it looks like my psu is just fine for me
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May 10, 2010 11:03:48 AM

Best answer selected by ubair_aziz.
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