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GTX 460 - PSU with 20A and 17A on 2 12V rails ok?

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December 23, 2011 3:11:47 PM

Hi all,

This is my first time posting. Please forgive my defficiencies in technical understanding. I love computers, but I can break toasters. I'm cursed like that.

I'm ugrading my graphics card to a GTX 460, and am wondering whether my PSU can handle it. (Note, I have been reseraching the topic here, but when it became clear I couldn't just add the rails, the formulas got a bit beyond me.)

This is my PSU: As I understand it, it's 530W with 20A and 17A on two 12V rails. I know the 460 specs call for 24A on 12V rails, so I was unsure if my PSU would, in total, cut it.

I'm also a little unclearv if I have the requisite number of power connectors from the PSU to the card.

Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated!


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December 23, 2011 3:45:10 PM

I think the combined amps is about 35-40. I think GTX 460 would work no problem.
December 23, 2011 4:30:46 PM

Thank you very much guys! So far, I haven't had any trouble with the PSU (which probably means I'll return home to find it in flames) and it was well reviewed on Newegg, so fingers crossed. Skyrim arrives in the mail today, so I'm lloking forward to the new set up.