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ECS GTS250 Lacking more Power ?

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January 22, 2011 4:06:53 PM

What's up guys... so I recently bought an ECS GTS 250 1024 MB for my bro's pc, and her's the deal....

His system specs are:

-Asus M2N-SLI Motherboard
-Phenom X4 9550
-4 GB DualChannel Kingston SDDRAM
-Seagate Barracuda 160GB HDD
-Former ECS 9600 GT 512mb VGA

The thing is, he's got a 400w power supply, don't know if it is real or not, and after I plgged in the GTS250 and installed the driver, i downloaded the system monitor from nVidia utilities, and according to it, the VGA clocks (core,memory,shader) are considerably lower than what should be, w/ no underclocking... what I wanted to know is, Can a weak PSU cause the VGA to lower it's performance and consequently the system clocks ?

Just teach me through this, if so, A new PSU is completely affordable.. i just wanted to make sure before doing so.... THKS in advance ;) 
January 22, 2011 8:13:06 PM

When the GPU isn't handling 3D applications (Games etc.) it automaticly lowers it's clocks to save power ;) 

If it were the PSU the system would be unstable.

Try running Furmark, a Game or some other test that and the clock should increace (you can use the GPU-Z log)

GPU-Z http://www.techpowerup.com/downloads/1921/TechPowerUp_G...

PS Let me gues your clock are somewhere around 301/602/1123 :D 

BTW If he can afford a new PSU he should get it, I don't know if a 400W exept maybe if it's a quality PSU.
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