Will the Geforce 520 2GB use more than 30W? Tags: Power Supplies Graphics Cards Power Geforce Components Last response: February 2, 2012 6:04 PM in Components Share Sablob February 2, 2012 12:41:50 PM Hello, I feel I might be missing something and I don't want to damage my friend's system using a PSU with too low wattage. The specs are below, and I've included the power specs given: AMD FX-4100 95 Watt Geforce GT 520 Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 29 Minimum System Power Requirement (W) 300 8GB DDR3 My question is whether the GPU will use over 30W? Thanks, Simon More about : geforce 520 2gb 30w Rugger a c 158 ) Power supply a b U Graphics card February 2, 2012 1:29:32 PM How many HDDs and DVD/Blu-ray drives? Any OC of the CPU/GPU? What is the model number of the PSU? Trying to use an underpowered PSU won't necessarily damage the components...if you don't have sufficient power, your system may fail to boot or have stability issues when under heavy loads. Sablob February 2, 2012 5:41:50 PM Rugger said:How many HDDs and DVD/Blu-ray drives? Any OC of the CPU/GPU? What is the model number of the PSU? Trying to use an underpowered PSU won't necessarily damage the components...if you don't have sufficient power, your system may fail to boot or have stability issues when under heavy loads. Hi, thanks for the reply. To answer: one HDD, 1 Blu-ray drive. No current overclock but headroom is important for this. PSU has one 12v rail and 201W across all rails: http://www.ebuyer.com/169215-casecom-350w-12cm-fan-psu-... Related resources Upgrade from PNY GeForce 9600 to a 2gb EVGA Nvidia 520 . Worse Performance? - Forum Geforce GT 520 MX 2GB vs GT54M 2GB - Forum Geforce GT 520 can i run gta 4 - Forum Aspire 5770 with Nvidia GT 520 2GB : Can it be for gaming? - Forum Why are cards with more than 1 gb of Vram so expensive? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer ko888 a c 1108 ) Power supply a c 504 U Graphics card February 2, 2012 6:01:38 PM If you run Furmark the GeForce GT 520 will draw 31 Watts. This isn't considered a typical power consumption that you will encounter during normal use. 25 Watts would be considered a typical maximum power draw by the GeForce GT 520 like what would be encountered during intense gaming. That Casecom 350W PSU only has a +12 Volt current rating of 10 Amps. It's based on an old obsolete design meant for use in old systems since it's heavily biased towards the +5V and +3.3V rails. For your system configuration using a single GeForce GT 520 the PSU should have at least a 16 Amp continuous rating on its +12V rail to properly power the system. Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT a crucial factor in power supply selection!!! Total Continuous Amperage Available on the +12V Rail(s) is the most important. Modern ATX power supplies deliver almost all (typically 90–98%) of their total rated capacity in the form of +12 V power. Sablob February 2, 2012 6:04:11 PM Thanks very much ko888 for clearing that up. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] ended-psus Forum http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/ [...] lies-guide Forum [Solved] New Gaming Build - First Time Building PC Forum If it doesn't cost more than 50 dollars don't buy it Forum Can The Corsair HX 520 Cut It? Forum Is nvidia geforce GT 520 is good for gaming? Forum PC Configuration Forum is 400w power supply is capable of asus nvidia geforce gt 520 1 gb ddr3 Forum Radeon HD 5450 1 GB OR GeForce GT 520 - 1 GB Forum Gigabyte Gt430 2gb 126bit VS Gt 520 1gb 64bit Forum Best Cpu cooler for ~40 Forum [Solved] Will this graphics card work? Forum Will this PSU be enough Forum Why is this i5 2500k cheaper than the 2500 Forum Will ivy bridge support native 1600mhz Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !