Closed 512mb XFX GTS250 on a 650w PSU with 15amps on 12V rail Tags: Graphics Cards Zalman Graphics Last response: October 4, 2010 3:59 PM in Graphics & Displays Share illustrious October 4, 2010 7:58:30 AM Hi I'm planning to put an XFX Zalman edition GTS 250 512mb video card on my system. it currently has a 650w psu with 15 amps on the 12v rails, do you guys think it'll handle it well? More about : 512mb xfx gts250 650w psu 15amps 12v rail Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card October 4, 2010 8:31:33 AM I doubt it.The GTS 250 has a TDP of 250 watts.Thus it will need 150/12= 12.5 amps at max. load.So, it won't run on your current PSU. illustrious October 4, 2010 9:57:24 AM Thanks for the reply! I'm new here and i'm not quite sure which amp should be referred to, the one in individual rails or the total. my psu box said 15,13,13,13 amps for each of the rails, and a total of 504W (40 amps). here's a spec from the manufacturer http://www.apevia.com/ProductsInfo.asp?KEY=ATX-JV650W Related resources Which one is better for GTS250 or GTX 460 - Forum Psu for asus 250 gts - Forum Swapping proprietary dell 650w for regular 900w ATX power supply safe? - Forum XFX 550W vs Super Flower 650W - Forum Is my PSU Causing my FPS spike - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer reccy a b U Graphics card October 4, 2010 10:02:44 AM It should be fine mate, the only thing is to try it, if not, upgrade your PSU - but i cant see a problem with that PSU running a GTS250. wh3resmycar a b U Graphics card October 4, 2010 10:02:58 AM it'll work with that psu. you should've mentioned that it has multiple +12v rails on your first post. Best solution Tamz_msc a b U Graphics card October 4, 2010 10:06:29 AM illustrious said:Thanks for the reply! I'm new here and i'm not quite sure which amp should be referred to, the one in individual rails or the total. my psu box said 15,13,13,13 amps for each of the rails, and a total of 504W (40 amps). here's a spec from the manufacturer http://www.apevia.com/ProductsInfo.asp?KEY=ATX-JV650W Oh couldn't you mention that it has multiple +12 V rails?Of course it'll work fine. wa1 a c 189 U Graphics card October 4, 2010 10:17:23 AM 504W : 12V = 42 A on 12V rail(s), that's plenty, you will be fine with that PSu. illustrious October 4, 2010 3:57:31 PM Thanks guys! appreciate your help! illustrious October 4, 2010 3:57:43 PM Best answer selected by illustrious. Mousemonkey a c 263 U Graphics card October 4, 2010 3:59:24 PM This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumAntec TP 650W or FSP Epsilon 600W??Need Quick Suggestion ForumRadeon HD5670 (1GB) vs XFX Radeon HD4850 ( 512mb ) for Civilization 5 ForumConnecting GPU to PSU > 2 separate 12V rails. ForumXFX 650W XXX EDITION? ForumXFX XXX 650W ForumHow Big of a PSU do I need (Wattage) Forum2 x 5870 Crossfire - Need more than 650W ? ForumEVGA 512MB GDDR3 256BIT GTS 250 ForumAsus 660ti DCU2 SLI, 680 DCU2 TOP or 7970 Matrix More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !