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Nvidia 450 GTS and my psu

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 17, 2010 3:10:46 AM

right now my components are:

AMD Athlon 64 X2 4600
4gb DDR2 800
Asus M2N-Plus SLI Vista Edition
8500Gt 256mb
260gb 7200 hd
2 roms
wireless nic card
creative sound card
and a 500w psu

just wondering if i upgraded to the nvidia 450gts could my psu handle it

I checked some of the psu calculators like newegg and some other one.. but they were both on opposites side of the spectrum...

any info would be great.. thanks

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a c 189 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
December 17, 2010 3:48:06 AM

What brand? model? 500W isn't tell us any detail about your PSU...
December 17, 2010 3:54:34 AM

Ultra V series

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a c 189 U Graphics card
a b Î Nvidia
December 17, 2010 3:57:54 AM
22A on 12V rail, so yes, you can run a single GTS450 with that PSU. :) 
December 17, 2010 4:00:07 AM

thanks.. knew i could count on u guys
a b U Graphics card
December 18, 2010 4:00:12 AM

You can run it. The 450 GTS only requires a 450 W PSU. The minimum required PSU is of a 450 W. The MINIMUM though. Not sure about the maximum part. But I am pretty sure it can run the 450 GTS. You can go to coolermaster .com for a type of calculator that lets you know the total power consumption of your rig. It may not display it accurately but you can give it a try.
December 18, 2010 9:53:54 PM

thanks for all the replies.. checked out the calculator and it said 385
.. already ordered it anyway.. so we'll see
December 19, 2010 2:18:20 AM

yeah.. evga gts 450
December 19, 2010 2:00:09 PM

word... guess i could try overclocking.. but have never done it before
December 19, 2010 3:52:28 PM

well.. i changed the cpu frequency from 200 to 215
which brought it from 2.41ghz to 2.58
.. not sure how much higher i should go
and also.. i left the cpu multiplier on auto..
December 19, 2010 9:18:24 PM

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