My PSU for 9800GT, help!

I am buying a 9800gt and I currently have a psu which is 600w. The brand is Orion, here are the details printed:


Voltage Current frequency

230v 4A

+5 +12v -5v -12v +3.3v +5v sb
28A 20A - 0.8A 28A 2A


Will my pc run?
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  1. hey that looks like a bad bad psu! just 20a on the 12v rail on a 600w psu?
    you wont be able to run 9800 gt ever on this!
    recheck your stats . its most probably wrong
  2. I am confident that what I wrote is right.
  3. then .iam sorry bro youll have to buy a new psu or a lower consumption card
    i suggest a hd 7750 for that psu.
    it perform 10-12% better than 9800gt with dx 11
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814121633
  4. Price is way too high from my budget. Btw, I found a branded PSU with 2 12v rails with 25A and 22A on each rail. Should I buy it?
  5. yes now that sounds better.
    which brand?and what is your budget
  6. Natural Wind. They say it is true rated. Uhm are you asking for the gpu or psu budget?
  7. gpu budget
  8. ct1615 said:
    1) your 600w is actually a 400w PSU and i wouldn't even run at that level for fear of a spark show.

    2) luckily the 9800GT will hardly draw much power so you shouldn't even break 225w total system power while gaming with most CPUs. so to answer your former question, yes it will work but your PUS is still mediocre at best.

    3) to asnwer your later question, no one can give you recommendation on a PSU without first posting the make and model of the PSU. there are no regulations for PSU market so I can take your Orion 600w PSU, place a sticker on it for a dual split on the 12v rail for 25a each and you would never know what it can or can't until its too late. that is why independent test for PSU are so important.

    sir, as far as i know the 9800 gt has two 6pin connectors ,so practically it draws 225 w which is not suitable even for a 600w psu with such low amperage on the 12v rail
    he'll need at least a good 500w psu with 30 amps or more on the 12 volt rail to run a 9800gt
  9. sir if youll notice in my "more information" column ,im just a kid and your the "expert"
    and probably not a kid .so its obvious youll know better than me and yes you are right the max power consumption of a 9800gt is just 105w
  10. ct1615 said:
    1) your 600w is actually a 400w PSU and i wouldn't even run at that level for fear of a spark show.

    2) luckily the 9800GT will hardly draw much power so you shouldn't even break 225w total system power while gaming with most CPUs. so to answer your former question, yes it will work but your PUS is still mediocre at best.

    3) to asnwer your later question, no one can give you recommendation on a PSU without first posting the make and model of the PSU. there are no regulations for PSU market so I can take your Orion 600w PSU, place a sticker on it for a dual split on the 12v rail for 25a each and you would never know what it can or can't until its too late. that is why independent test for PSU are so important.



    Unfortunately, we can't know if the rated power is even true, so the PSU may still fail even with the 9800gt. And when I say fail I mean that it might blow up and kill some of the OP precious hardware.

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/low-cost-psu-pc-power-supply,2862.html
  11. ct1615 said:
    no problem, your willingness to learn puts you ahead of many posters in the graphics forum regardless of your age

    for your information

    here is another chart for more modern cards, see how only the top tier cards break 225w (this chart is power for the card only). while card power during use is overblown by many forum posters, it's never a reason to go with a mediocre power supply. pass the information on to other people looking for answers
    http://tpucdn.com/reviews/MSI/GTX_680_Lightning/images/power_peak.gif

    thank you sir! appreciated
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