Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question
Closed

Enough to power a HIS 5850 Turbo?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
Share
May 13, 2011 2:07:57 AM

Hey guys, I recently upgraded my gpu and I have a HIS 5850 Turbo that I want give to my brother to swap out his old nvidia 9600. I was wondering if his 500w Cooler Master PSU can handle it "safely"?

* The psu only has only pci-e power connector, so if it can run it safely, we're going to use a molex to pci-e adapter*

Thanks in advance for your help!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --> PSU

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... --> GPU

More about : power 5850 turbo

May 13, 2011 2:25:54 AM

I would think that it "could" handle it safely, but it's not something I would guarantee. The recommended PSU wattage for that card is 500W, but I would probably want 500-600W to be safe. Another issue is that the above PSU has a maximum, not continuous, power rating of 500W. I haven't built enough computers (built my first last year) to give you a straight answer, but maybe someone else can chime in.

Best solution

a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 2:31:12 AM
Share

That looks like it can run it. It has 32A combined on the rails. That should do it.
Related resources
a c 243 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 2:50:08 AM

Should be fine. A 5850 can run on a quality 400w unit. It's not an award winner or anything though.

If you do decide to upgrade the PSU stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Antec, XFX, Silverstone or Enermax.
May 13, 2011 2:51:24 AM

So the wattage wouldn't really be taken into account? Just amps on 12v rails?

@anort3 - so it will do? I don't want to stick it in and have it fry lol

Don't know if this will affect whether or not its can run it, but he's running an Athlon II x4 635, 2 hard drives, and like 2-3 fans.

Thanks!
a c 243 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 2:55:16 AM

Last post edited:

a c 243 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 2:57:22 AM

Oh and Coolermaster is actually more known for their bad power supplies than their good ones.
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 2:58:56 AM

anort3 said:
Should be fine. A 5850 can run on a quality 400w unit. It's not an award winner or anything though.

If you do decide to upgrade the PSU stick with Corsair, Seasonic, PC Power and Cooling, Antec, XFX, Silverstone or Enermax.

I am fairly sure OCZ owns PC Power and Cooling now and makes very good quality PSUs. There StealthXStream2 600w can really supply 700w.
May 13, 2011 3:04:28 AM

So is this a go or no go? sorry, just want to know before installing it or not.

Thanks!
a c 243 U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 3:06:30 AM

Yeah it should work fine.
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 3:27:42 AM

yup, should be fine.
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 3:31:32 AM

I don't think you will have any issues, but I would suggest upgrading to a stronger PSU sometime in the future.
May 13, 2011 4:05:25 AM

Okay, thank you for all the quick replies everyone!!

@ HostileDonut - Yeah, I told him to upgrade as soon as he can lol
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 5:09:04 AM

darkslash_323 said:
Okay, thank you for all the quick replies everyone!!

@ HostileDonut - Yeah, I told him to upgrade as soon as he can lol

Okay, sounds good! DId you get the card in for him?
May 13, 2011 5:43:02 AM

Yeah, the 5850 is massive compared to the 9600 GSO he had lol. I told him to be a bit cautious about the GPU until he can afford a better PSU.
a b U Graphics card
May 13, 2011 5:29:16 PM

darkslash_323 said:
Yeah, the 5850 is massive compared to the 9600 GSO he had lol. I told him to be a bit cautious about the GPU until he can afford a better PSU.

I assume his gaming experience will be much better.
May 15, 2011 2:44:02 AM

Yeah, he said Crysis 2 looks much better now.

Thanks!
June 1, 2011 6:43:47 PM

Best answer selected by darkslash_323.
a c 271 U Graphics card
June 1, 2011 7:22:06 PM

This topic has been closed by Mousemonkey
!