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If you dont have enough amps for gpu will it over heat ?

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March 12, 2012 8:50:15 PM

yes i just bought a new msi twin forzer 3 pe/oc fremi gtx570 vga . it needs 12v at 38 amps min of power to run it i only have a650 w at 12v 25amp line with two 6pins on it . the vgu has not been overclocked yet do to the low amps but run at load in the high 60.c at idle its down to 28.c to 30 .c . is my low amps cause this or is this normal for vgas to do this under load ? :bounce: 

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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2012 8:53:04 PM

What is the exact model of your PSU?
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March 12, 2012 9:01:43 PM

antec earth watts 650
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March 12, 2012 9:06:45 PM

using p4 6pin and pci 6+2 pin
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a b U Graphics card
March 12, 2012 9:10:15 PM

The max your card will pull on the 12V rail is 225 watts since it has two 6-pin PCI-E power connectors. That is just under 19A. Your PSU should be fine.

GPUs, under load, can see temps anywhere up to 90C. As long as your temps are below that, generally, you are fine. It IS a little different than temps you want to see on a CPU.
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March 12, 2012 9:15:43 PM

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