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Hd4850x2 on a 500w PSU

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August 8, 2010 5:04:23 PM

Hey guyz, i wanna pick a HD4850x2 from a friend who is selling it relatively cheap. I was wondering if the Silverstone Strider 500w with +12V rail with 34A could handle it ...

What do you think, i'm no expert when it comes to PSU ...

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a c 125 U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 5:32:44 PM

Ati recommends a PSU with 650W or greater, so no I don't think your PSU would be good enough.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 5:51:14 PM

Silverstone is actually a good brand but 34a just isn't enough for that card. How much is he selling it for?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
August 8, 2010 7:38:52 PM

$100 is a good deal but trying to use it on that PSU is not a good idea. Even if it starts up you will be pushing it to the limit which is always a bad idea as it will shorten the life span of the unit and cause general instability.
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