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September 25, 2011 11:04:57 AM

Hello everyone,


I have an AMD X4 955 BE and an ATI 6790 and i would like to know please what is the PSU wattage that i should be using. i Currently have an 450W is this enough ?

Thanks

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September 25, 2011 12:11:31 PM

What brand and model psu is it ?
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September 25, 2011 2:56:29 PM

diman said:
Hello everyone,


I have an AMD X4 955 BE and an ATI 6790 and i would like to know please what is the PSU wattage that i should be using. i Currently have an 450W is this enough ?

Thanks


500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
This is what u need.
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September 25, 2011 3:01:24 PM

500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for AMD CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
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September 25, 2011 6:13:14 PM

As far as PSUs and Video card power consumption are concerned, be informed. Before you buy any PSU/GPU read accurate, objective PSU?GPU reviews at reputable sites such as www.jonnyguru.com or www.hardwaresecrets.com on the EXACT model PSU that you are interested in as some brands have good and poor quality PSUs.

You can also get an accurate rating of how much PSU power is required for your current or future system at the PSU calculator link below. Once you know the total PSU watts required then you need to confirm that the 12v rail has enough amps. to support your Vid card(s) and the rest of the PC system.

There are several websites that show the Vid card power consumption in watts. Divide the watts by 12 to determine the amps. required on the 12v rail(s). Add 15 amps for the rest of the PC on the 12v rail and you now know the Minimum total 12v rail amps required under full load. It's best to have at least 5-10 amps. reserve on the 12v rail available under full load so the PSU is not loaded to 100%.

It's also worth noting that people often misunderstand the 80% power rating. This is a rating of the PSU's energy efficiency not it's output. 80% plus PSUs use less grid power to produce the same PC power. If it's 80% Bronze, Silver or Gold the cost savings on electricity is pretty small between Bronze, Silver and Gold unless you are paying very high rates for electricity so any 80% rated quality PSU is fine even if not Gold. For those who leave their PC on 24/7 a quality 80% PSU is a good investment.


http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp

http://www.guru3d.com/article/geforce-gtx-560-ti-sli-re...

http://www.techpowerup.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_5...

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