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May 27, 2012 1:39:04 AM

Hi I want to put 16 gigs of ram into my computer and to add a radeon 6870 vid card,anyone know how much wattage it takes from a power supply

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May 27, 2012 1:50:01 AM

HD6870 will run on a system with a quality 450-500watt PSU! It needs two PCIe power connectors from the PSU.
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May 27, 2012 4:21:01 AM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6870 graphics card AMD specifies a minimum of a 500 Watt or greater power supply. The power supply should also have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps or greater and have at least two 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

A combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 30 Amps should be enough to handle a system with a factory or manually overclocked Radeon HD 6870 running Furmark GPU stress testing.
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May 27, 2012 12:48:30 PM

planes3333 said:
Hi I want to put 16 gigs of ram into my computer and to add a radeon 6870 vid card,anyone know how much wattage it takes from a power supply

You can use this to estimate your system power requirement. You can input your processor, number of RAM sticks, graphics card, how many hard disk, fans, etc... :
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
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May 27, 2012 7:20:23 PM

rolli59 said:
HD6870 will run on a system with a quality 450-500watt PSU! It needs two PCIe power connectors from the PSU.


thanks
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June 3, 2012 2:49:59 PM

randomkid said:
You can use this to estimate your system power requirement. You can input your processor, number of RAM sticks, graphics card, how many hard disk, fans, etc... :
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine


ok thanks
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June 3, 2012 2:50:43 PM

randomkid said:
You can use this to estimate your system power requirement. You can input your processor, number of RAM sticks, graphics card, how many hard disk, fans, etc... :
http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine



cheers from canada
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