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6850 do I have enough power?

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February 17, 2012 1:33:43 AM

I have a BFG 450w PSU 12v switching power 115/230v 50/60hz 7/4A is that enough to run a 6850?

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February 17, 2012 2:04:44 AM

4A! No! Get a good PSU. A 430W Corsair Builder would be good and very cheap, but an Antec Earthwatts 430W would be more efficient and only a little more expensive.
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February 17, 2012 3:53:04 AM

For a system using a single Radeon HD 6850 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 25 Amps or greater and have at least one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector.

The BFG 450-Watt power supply should have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 25 Amps and have one 6-pin PCI Express supplementary power connector so it just meets the minimum power supply requirements.

Just don't plan on doing any overclocking though because that will increase the power draw beyond what the power supply is able to deliver.
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February 17, 2012 7:52:12 AM

for that card that psu will be not good you need an good brand psu with 1 6pin pcie connector for eg the brand should be like antec,xfx,corsair,seasonic etc.

you should get this psu good one.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

it is an xfx psu which is made by seasonic which is a good psu manufacturer and it has an easy rail technology which is good.:) 
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February 17, 2012 10:41:45 AM

you have stated the input voltage and current draw of psu from wall, we need the output current at 12v rail and power output at 12v rails.
Read the lable of psu for output current and power at 12v rail.
If this is your psu https://techwiki.hardwarecanucks.com/product/1MDMyMjg/B...
then you got 25a on 12v combined and thus it will work for some time but will damage your psu at full loads.

You can get a hd7700 which is equal to hd6850 in performance and only use around 80w. And it will work withn your current psu.

Give more info for more precise answer.
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February 23, 2012 11:25:52 PM

yea True ya kept it true, I am running the 6850 perfectly with the 450 BFG. I have overclocked 100mhz past stock easily.
Thanks Toms forums for the stellar density its become my physical alignment.
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