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HD 6570 on 300w

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June 17, 2012 10:00:36 AM

Hello, so my nephew's birthday is coming up and I want to buy him a hd 6570 to replace his old overclocked 8600gt. One day I saw his PSU was a 300w no-branded one.So I went over to this site:

http://www.gpureview.com/radeon-hd-6570-gddr3-card-655....

and I saw it uses pretty much the same power as his 8600gt:

http://www.gpureview.com/geforce-8600-gt-card-513.html

Then I went over to ATI's site and saw it required a psu with a minimum of 400w..now I'm confused. I dont think my nephew had problems running his 8600gt on his 300w, why should he have a problem running the 6570 when they use the same power? Is it possible to do that?

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a c 702 ) Power supply
June 17, 2012 1:52:24 PM

The HD6570 should run fine on a modern 300watt PSU, Total system load is going to be around 200watts.
a c 164 ) Power supply
June 17, 2012 3:22:11 PM

you will be fine with a mass vendor 300w unit
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