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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 1:53:30 PM

I need know know if this GPU will work on my power supply.

GTX 460 Requirement:
* PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0-compliant motherboard with one dual-width x16 graphics slot.
* Two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
* Minimum 550W or greater system power supply (with a minimum 12V current rating of 38A)******
* Intel Pentium 4, AMD Athlon XP class processor or higher
* 200MB of available hard disk space
* 2GB system memory (4GB recommended)
* Microsoft Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP Operating system (32 or 64-bit)
* CD-ROM/DVD-ROM drive.

The amps part is really really confusing me, I have dual 12 Volt rails

12V1 is 20 amps.
12V2 is 19 amps.

Will it work? Is that 38 amp requirement both of my rails combined?

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Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 2:25:44 PM

Heres the rest of my specs;
AMD Phenom 9150e
2GB DDR2 SDRAM
320GB 7200RPM HDD
DVD writer & card reader.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 2:28:08 PM

mobo is Acer RS780HVF
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a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 4:03:38 PM

What brand and model PSU?
Most dual rail PSU's are a single rail split internally. If you have a quality unit, it will put out 39amps (20 + 19) on your pcie 6-pins.
Google "split 12v rails on a PSU".
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 4:42:25 PM

It's CIT. Nothing amazing, but I've been told it SHOULD manage it. I wouldn't be OC'ing and my CPU does not take much power.

I looked at some other peoples setups, and people have had 5850 on this particular power supply, which does ease my worries.

take a look: http://www.pctechstore.co.uk/psus/650w-black-edition-ps...

a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 5:05:06 PM

Can't find any tech. info or even a CTI website.
Looks like a "try and see" situation.
Worst scenario, you'll need a replacement PSU, and will be armed with more knowledge when selecting one.
With your investment in a 460, you may want a reputable brand PSU with a single rail and plenty of amps.
Anonymous
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 5:25:36 PM

No I don't think there is any ColoursIT website and customer support is non-existant I think. Oh well, I should be okay based on my research, I'll upgrade to a good PSU in the future
a b U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 6:02:29 PM

Future PSU upgrade would be a plus. Good luck.
a c 75 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
December 4, 2010 8:41:05 PM

LOL I thought 38A sounded pretty outrageous for a single GTX 460. Glad ct1615 stepped in to resolve that issue. I agree whole heartdly that you look into a PSU upgrade at some point. A no brand (or unheard of brand) of power supply is about the worst thing you could have in a computer. The PSU can either be the stabilizing force in your system, or a ticking time bomb.