Closed Just curious question about power supply Tags: Power Supplies Gtx Graphics Components Last response: December 29, 2011 4:11 AM in Components Share budmonk December 19, 2011 7:03:27 PM What if installed a second power supply like 300 watt and only used it to plug into my graphics gtx 550 ti? would anything bad happen? More about : curious question power supply saint19 a b ) Power supply December 19, 2011 7:16:53 PM Hi and welcome to Tom's forum. What exactly PSU? A generic PSU can't handle that GPU. Best solution mathew7 December 19, 2011 7:26:00 PM Share Well, you would have trouble starting the 2nd PSU for one. Also, some PSUs don't take it well when there is no load on the ATX (20 or 24-pin) connector. They may seem to work, but they would get damaged much sooner. Related resources Curious about power draw... - Forum Curious how powerful this pc is vs this laptop :) - Forum Curious about Side Mounts. - Forum Question about power supply - Forum Question about a power supply - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer budmonk December 19, 2011 7:51:22 PM i was just thinking outside the box, never heard of anyone asking if they just had one psu supply the comp and another just for the vid card extra power thats all AM2A December 19, 2011 8:28:48 PM What mathew7 said is correct, you could start the psu by "jump starting" it on the the 20/24 pin ATX connector but many power supplies don't like unbalanced loads. It is technically possible though. budmonk December 29, 2011 4:10:35 AM Best answer selected by budmonk. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources My Power supply just Exploded Forum Just Curious - Expert Opinion Please! Forum Building new rig, curious about some things Forum Question about power supply and overclock Forum Quick Question About My Power Supply Forum A curious cpu question on raw compute power Forum Question about current Power Supply Forum New Build Power Supply Question Forum Stupid Question , But Curious About Standby Features Forum PSU Help Forum Computer just shuts down Forum Is this PSU enough to power this GFX Card? Forum Can My Old Rig Support SLi with this power supply? Forum [Solved] An entire night of DOH! PSU Question! Forum Computer doesnt turn on, is it the power supply? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !