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Cooler master elite 460w. Help with GPU

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January 21, 2011 2:50:17 PM

Hello

I curently have an athlon 2 x2 240 with an asus m4n68t-m v2, 2 gb ddr3 with a cooler master elite 460w psu.
Im planing on upgrading my cpu and install a graphic (considering i am on IGP 7025)
tell me pls if i install a phenom 2 x5 945 (95w TDP) + 2gb ddr3 ram what is the mos powerful gpu i can install with this psu?
Thanx in advance
January 21, 2011 3:07:44 PM

PhenomII X4-945
4GB DDR3

Can you tell us please how many amperes you have on the +12V rail(s)?
This is the most important power factor to look at when planning a new graphics card.
I can't find a Coolermaster Elite 460w PSU on the CM website.

January 22, 2011 8:31:57 AM

cooler master elite psu 460w 2x 12v rails both with 18A
max 12v= 324w. combined 460w. one pci-e power connector
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January 22, 2011 8:38:53 AM


cooler master elite psu 460w 2x 12v rails both with 18A
max 12v= 324w. combined 460w. one pci-e power connector
January 22, 2011 8:40:49 AM

i forgot to mention efficency is around 75% according to a review i read on the internet
January 22, 2011 3:11:48 PM

Ur PSU isnt a top of the line unit, thus I would not push the wattage limits.

Phenim 945 = 95W
Motherbaord/memory/HD/Fans = 100W
AMD 6850 = 135W

Total of 330W peak. THis is a bit less than 72% of the PSU's total rated capacity, and this is good.

You could possibly push it a little higher, by OCing the CPU or the GPU.

Based on the fact that your PSU only ash a single PCI-e connector, and recommend against using adapters, I woulg go for a AMD Radeon 6850, the msot powerful GPU that only needs a single PCI-e connector.
January 22, 2011 8:28:13 PM

Your PSU is pretty bad, it seems to miss OCP (just google it) and has about 75% efficency...

I would not reccomend installing ANY mid-high end GPU.

If you want to taake your chances, you could go with a 5670 or at best 5770.
January 22, 2011 10:04:45 PM

thnx i will go with amd 6850 considering i have a electricity stabilizer running and my electricity is stable.
thnx for the replies and best regards
January 23, 2011 7:29:53 AM

You are welcome, good luck and have fun :) 
January 23, 2011 11:40:39 AM

jimmy19 said:
thnx i will go with amd 6850 considering i have a electricity stabilizer running and my electricity is stable.
thnx for the replies and best regards


That has NOTHING to do with how much power your PSU can deliver and how much power your system NEEDS.

Like VGKitov, I would NOT recommend any mid-high end GPU without SERIOUSLY considering upgrading the PSU! :non: 
January 23, 2011 12:20:56 PM

clarkjd said:
That has NOTHING to do with how much power your PSU can deliver and how much power your system NEEDS.

Like VGKitov, I would NOT recommend any mid-high end GPU without SERIOUSLY considering upgrading the PSU! :non: 


Agreed, especialy if the PSU is old which means it's components have aged.

Тhe OP seems to have made his decision, so all I can do is wish him good luck.

PS Almost all PSU fails are due to the PSU itself and not a power surge.
January 23, 2011 9:08:13 PM

my PSU is new so buying another is out of the question
besides they dont sell Corsair, Antec or other good psu
so this is the only option i had
if you think i can go with 6850 then ok but if its wron i will go with 5770
thnx
January 24, 2011 7:54:09 AM

jimmy19 said:
my PSU is new so buying another is out of the question
besides they dont sell Corsair, Antec or other good psu
so this is the only option i had
if you think i can go with 6850 then ok but if its wron i will go with 5770
thnx


http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine

The AMD HD6850 is very efficent, but I can't say for sure that it will work.




January 24, 2011 12:38:16 PM

the salesman told me that it could handle quad core 125w with 5770 or quad core 95w with 6850 and on every power supply meter on the internet it gives me minimum 290w and recommended 350w.
pls give me a final answer like yes or no
hd 6850 uses one pci-e 6 pin power cable which my psu has
January 24, 2011 12:55:49 PM

Yes it should, but I can't guarantee.

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