9800gtx+ help

hi every this is my first post, and i was wondering about my 9800gtx+ and the psu i am using is only 500watt and i been told that if you don't have enough power to the card over time it ruins it, and i was wondering what type of psu i should get to run my PC at good performance. and i am short on money been trying to keep it in the price range of 100 bucks because i dont need a super fancy psu. thanks for help in advanced ;)


Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5600+ (2 CPUs), ~2.9GHz
Memory: 2048MB RAM aeneon
Hard Drive: 320 GB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+
Sound Card: (C-Media CM6501 Like Sound Device)
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
Motherboard: Asus M2N-SLI
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  1. what kind of psu is it? brand? who made the internals? whats the amperage on the 12v rail(s)?
  2. Type ATX12V / EPS12V
    Maximum Power 500W
    Fans 120mm Blue LED fan
    Main Connector 20+4Pin
    +12V Rails 2
    PCI-Express Connector 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
    SATA Power Connector 6
    Modular No
    Efficiency > 80%
    Energy-Efficient 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
    Over Voltage Protection Yes
    Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
    Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
    Input Current 12A/7A
    Output +3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@2.5A
    MTBF >80,000 Hours
    Approvals UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB
    Features
    Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
    1 x 12V(4/8Pin)
    3 x Peripheral(4Pin)
    6 x SATA
    1 x Floppy(4Pin)
    2 x PCI-E(1 x 6Pin,1 x 6+2Pin)
  3. I am running this same card with a 450 on a HTPC works fine

    T
  4. wolfen21 said:
    Type ATX12V / EPS12V
    Maximum Power 500W
    Fans 120mm Blue LED fan
    Main Connector 20+4Pin
    +12V Rails 2
    PCI-Express Connector 1 x 6-Pin, 1 x 6+2-Pin
    SATA Power Connector 6
    Modular No
    Efficiency > 80%
    Energy-Efficient 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified
    Over Voltage Protection Yes
    Input Voltage 100 - 240 V
    Input Frequency Range 50/60 Hz
    Input Current 12A/7A
    Output +3.3V@24A, +5V@24A, +12V1@20A, +12V2@20A, -12V@0.5A, +5VSB@2.5A
    MTBF >80,000 Hours
    Approvals UL, CUL, FCC, TUV, CE, C-tick, CCC, CB
    Features
    Connectors 1 x Main connector (20+4Pin)
    1 x 12V(4/8Pin)
    3 x Peripheral(4Pin)
    6 x SATA
    1 x Floppy(4Pin)
    2 x PCI-E(1 x 6Pin,1 x 6+2Pin)

    That's an okay PSU.
    Two twelve volt rails with 20A each on them.
    The thing is, it won't have 40A to deliver - probably only ~32A in total to feed the 12V.
    Which is okay, don't worry.
    You're more likely to roast the PSU than your vidcard, heheh...
    The best PSU's have more than one 12V rails, and less than 4.
    Two or maybe three is perfect. They can deliver ~720W on three 20A rails, which is generous for most people.
    The ATX spec shows a 20A limit on 12V rail, so when PSU's got up to about 30A on the rail they started splitting them into 2, or 3 or more rails.
    I personally would never buy a PSU with 50, 60, 70A and more on one single 12V rail (like a Corsair).
    Also important is ActivePFC, or Active Power Factor Correction.
    All top-quality PSU's will have it, even starting with little OCZ's in the 450W range.
    Hope this helps,
    Regards
  5. Your PSU is enough to run 9800GTX+, don't worry about that... :)
  6. feel alot better about it now thanks guys
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