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Can i run a 9600gt 1GB 230v psu

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
June 14, 2011 5:46:59 AM

i wanna know that is it important
to have the minimum amount psu to run a graphic card!
June 14, 2011 5:48:51 AM

i really wanna know because i am gonna buy a new gfc and if required a new power supplying unit!!!
a b U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 7:05:30 AM

You will need to check how many amperes you have on the 12V rails of the PSU and compare it to the power requirements of the card.
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a c 355 U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 7:31:47 AM

You can attempt to do it, but I wouldn't recommend it.

The 9600GT uses about 61w of power on 12v rail under typical gaming conditions. That works out to just a bit over 5 amps. The CPU, fans, hard drives and optical drives also draws power from the 12v rail as well. While it may be fine in the short term, the more you max out your PSU the sooner it is likely to fail.

When your PSU fails and you are lucky, then all you need to do is replace the PSU. If you are unlucky, then at least one other component in your PC can be damaged. Trying to find it (them) can be tricky. If you are really unlucky, then you will need to replace your entire PC.

The question is, how lucky do you feel?

Based on a 230w PSU, my recommendation is the Radeon HD 5570 which uses about 19w of power under normal gaming conditions.

If you want to use the 9600GT, then I would get at least a 350w PSU from a reliable name brand like Antec, Enermax, FSP, Corsair, PC Power & Cooling, Seasonic, OCZ, and XFX just to name a few.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 169 U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 9:33:24 AM

you say 230v? you need to be looking at Watts, not Volts.
a b U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 2:55:58 PM

Any modern PSU will work whether you plug it into 115 volts or 230 volts.
a b Î Nvidia
a c 355 U Graphics card
June 14, 2011 5:32:26 PM


I guess it is possible that the OP did really mean 230v instead of 230w.

As long as the power supply is compatible with a 230v AC outlet it will convert the AC current to DC current that the video card can use.
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a c 169 U Graphics card
June 15, 2011 2:49:09 AM

^yes, but how many watts is it? i think he may not be reading the correct part of the label and giving us the input volt specs.