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. Score 0 Best solution mathew7 December 19, 2011 7:26:00 PM 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. Share Related resources Just a question about my ram motherboard and CPU and power supply - Forum Just curious about PS4's power - Forum Just being curious about PS4's power - Forum Just a few questions about the Antec High Current Gamer 620W Power Supply HCG-620. - Forum question about reputable 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 Score 0 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. Score 0 budmonk December 29, 2011 4:10:35 AM Best answer selected by budmonk. Score 0 Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedQuestion about 250w Power Supply And new Graphics Card Forum Solvedjust curious about gpu temp Forum SolvedJust got an XFx R7870 Core Editon Graphics card and it recommends at least a 500w power supply, my question is.... Forum SolvedCurious question about gtx titan Forum SolvedQuestion about power supply Forum SolvedJust curious about serial keys. . . Forum SolvedJust a curious question... Forum Solvedquestion about power supply Forum SolvedPower supply question about a PNY 9600GT Forum SolvedQuestion about my power supply Forum Solvedquestion about power supply for gtx770 sli Forum SolvedQuestion about removing the power supply from a pre-built system Forum Solvedquestion about power supply rails and volts Forum SolvedQuestion about motherboard and power supply Forum Solvedquestion about power supply for radeon hd 7950 Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !