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GTX 460 power issue

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 19, 2010 10:00:55 AM

hi guys

just got myself a new gtx 460
gtx 460 requires 24 ampere on 12 volt rail and i am having a power supply which gives 18 ampere on 12 volt rail
i will upgrade my PSU but not that soon so my question is

can i do some internet surfing and a liitle bit of gaming while using this 18 ampere power supply will i damage my gfx or not

i will upgrade my PSU in a month

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a c 189 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 19, 2010 10:17:33 AM

So, what is exactly your PSU? brand? model? we need more info...
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a c 189 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
October 19, 2010 10:30:44 AM

You have two 18A on 12V rails. So, that's enough to run a single GTX460 without problem... :) 
a b U Graphics card
a c 144 ) Power supply
October 19, 2010 12:03:26 PM

The GTX460 needs around 10 - 12 amps for itself. That 24 amp "requirement" is for a complete "typical" (whatever that means) system.

One of my systems has an OC'd Q9550, 4 GB RAM, a GTX260 - a card with similar power requirements to yours, a Gigabyte EP45-UD3P motherboard, 3 hard drives and an optical, and a Soundblaster card all powered by a Corsair 750TX.

Running 3 instances of Prime95 to load the CPU and 3DMark06 to load the GPU, it pulls 375 watts from the wall as measured by my Kill-a-Watt meter. Figuring 80% efficiency, the system pulls 300 watts from the PSU.

Assuming the PSU is working properly, you will have plenty of power.