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Will my Power Supply Unit support an HD 6670?

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January 25, 2012 1:30:21 PM

Hi friends, I am first at Tom's. Please do guide me through the problem!

First I will give you the info-

My system specs---
# A GA-M61PME-S2P motherboard
# 2 GB kingston DDR2 RAM( will upgrade to 4 GB)
# An AMD Athlon 2 X2 245 CPU
# An Intex 450 W PSU (bundled)
# A PCI-E x16 slot
# LG Monitor with max 1400 X 900 resolution.

More info about my PSU....
This is exctly what is written on my PSU..

Smart IT-2045S+
450 Watt, 20+4 Pin , 1 SATA , 3HDD , 1 FDD, 1 FAN.
AC INPUT: 220V 50Hz 5A
DC OUTPUT: +3.3V: 30 A +5V: 29A+12V: 18 A -12V:0.5 A +5VSB:2A
ATX 2.03

Now the question is if my PSU will handle an hd 6670 or not. If it will, which brand should I buy( Sapphire, XFX etc.). Also tell me if the card will be compatible for my PC or not!

I don't want to upgrade my PSU so if my PSU will not handle 6670, please suggest me another card!

Any help will be greatly appreciated! I have been using an 8400GS which has a TDP of 45 W and the HD 6670 has a maximum TDP of 63W. So, I think that it won't make such a difference!

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January 25, 2012 2:21:26 PM

AMD specifies a minimum of 400watt power supply, so technically yes, if your PSU can deliver it's rated power you'll be fine. Usually the bigger concern is a cards demand for amps on the 12v rail, but as the 6670 has no requirement for a separate PCIe power connector, that's not really going to be an issue for you, as the most you can draw from a PCIe x16 slot is 25 amps.

I say technically as I never recommend bargain or budget PSU brands. If you've not a had a problem than good, but the quickest way to kill a PC is to use a dubious power supply.

Oh and for brands of 6670 Sapphire and XFX have always been safe AMD brands to go with.
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January 25, 2012 11:01:45 PM

Yes, I totally agree with you...
But can you tell me how much amps I am having on the 12V rail??And also, the PSU I am having now is a generic one...So.????
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January 26, 2012 12:06:44 AM

Does that PSU have the 6-pin cable for video cards? If not, it's a sign it won't be able to take any decent video card.
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January 26, 2012 12:19:06 AM

The 6670 doesn't need a 6 pin cable, your psu is enough for the 6670 but if its a generic one, it might not last long.
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January 26, 2012 12:45:13 AM

You have 348w on the 12v rail so I would bet the 6670 would be able to handle that. the 6870 use's a 168w on full load. I would say even if your PSU is a bad one you will still be able to run the 6670
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January 26, 2012 3:20:18 AM

So, you all say that I should go for it....?
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January 26, 2012 3:25:37 AM

I will once agian give a more detailed info so as to make it easier for ya all....

Smart IT-2045S+
450 Watt, 20+4 Pin , 1 SATA , 3HDD , 1 FDD, 1 FAN.
AC INPUT: 220V 50Hz 5A
DC OUTPUT: +3.3V: 30 A +5V: 29A+12V: 18 A -12V:0.5 A +5VSB:2A
ATX 2.03

Can you tell me how much amperes does my PSU render in the 12V rail!!!
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January 26, 2012 4:40:17 AM

your psu give 216w at 12v rail
a athkon 2 x2 250 needs 95w and 6670 needs upto 70w , equals 165w and thus you can easily use that 6670 without any problem,
your cpu and 6670 needs around 15A rating on 12v rail
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January 26, 2012 11:25:22 PM

akil952june said:
I will once agian give a more detailed info so as to make it easier for ya all....

Smart IT-2045S+
450 Watt, 20+4 Pin , 1 SATA , 3HDD , 1 FDD, 1 FAN.
AC INPUT: 220V 50Hz 5A
DC OUTPUT: +3.3V: 30 A +5V: 29A+12V: 18 A -12V:0.5 A +5VSB:2A
ATX 2.03

Can you tell me how much amperes does my PSU render in the 12V rail!!!


When you first posted your PSU Info you left out the 18 A and now I see you put it in. Your total on the 12v rail is 216w. Your 6670 on load uses 68w And What ever your CPU uses which I know is around 90 to a 100w on load.

Your 450w PSU is peak power so at peak power it will be 216w You throw in the 168w it leaves you 48w to spare. I wouldn't try OC'ing of anytype. Yes you are good to go with what you have.
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January 27, 2012 12:03:06 AM

i am guessing thats the psu that came with your pc case. if so, best to upgrade it if u can afford it. try a corsair
http://www.amazon.com/Corsair-500-Watt-Certified-Compat...
or the coolmaster from new egg, those psu that come with the case was not made to handle load, it was made cheaply to pass the standards. [ a simple weight test would suffice to prove this] hope this helps
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