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Nvidia 8800GT OC on a Akasa 400W PSU?

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July 20, 2012 11:21:14 PM

Hi guys my friend wants to add an BFG 8800GT to his system which currently has an Akasa 400W.

http://www.akasa.com.tw/update.php?tpl=product/product....

I am confused on which cable to use to power the card, the 6 pin or use two different molex connectors to 6 pin. As I am not sure the 6 pin will have enough wattage?

Thank You
a b U Graphics card
July 20, 2012 11:38:57 PM

Either or, it doesn't matter. But I would use the 6pin connecter marked with pci-e.
July 21, 2012 12:25:07 AM

a little black duck said:
Either or, it doesn't matter. But I would use the 6pin connecter marked with pci-e.


OK thank you and do you think it will enough power.

The specs are:

Core i3 2120
4GB RAM
Nvidia 8800GT 512mb

Thanks again
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a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 12:29:29 AM

Should be enough, so long as you're not running alot of add-ons, sli, raid array, enough fans that your case sounds like a helicopter, lights, etc.
July 21, 2012 12:30:10 AM

a little black duck said:
Should be enough, so long as you're not running alot of add-ons, sli, raid array, enough fans that your case sounds like a helicopter, lights, etc.


No its a basic PC with 1 PCi-e x1 card and thats about it
July 21, 2012 10:15:48 AM

a little black duck said:
It'll be fine then.


I've just noticed that the 8800GT needs 26A on the 12v rail but the PSU has one 15A rail and 14A rail so will it work.

Thanks again
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a b Î Nvidia
July 21, 2012 10:25:53 AM

That will not be enough if one rail is used, if you used a Molex to 6 pin PCI-E adapter with both those rails dedicated to the GPU, then it would work. That means you cannot have anything else connected to those rails, the only exceptions are a fan or 2 at most.
a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 10:56:16 AM

El Tigre said:
That will not be enough if one rail is used, if you used a Molex to 6 pin PCI-E adapter with both those rails dedicated to the GPU, then it would work. That means you cannot have anything else connected to those rails, the only exceptions are a fan or 2 at most.

+1
Sorry, didn't notice that about the 26A.
July 21, 2012 11:08:33 AM

El Tigre said:
That will not be enough if one rail is used, if you used a Molex to 6 pin PCI-E adapter with both those rails dedicated to the GPU, then it would work. That means you cannot have anything else connected to those rails, the only exceptions are a fan or 2 at most.


Ah even worse all the molex cables, 6 pin and 8 pin are on rail 1 14A and only the CPU 4 pin cables are on Rail 2 15A.

So even using 2 molex to 6 pin would not work :/ 

But I seen last night someone said that 26A is the full system requirements not just for the GPU itself. And with both rails it is 29A. I dont think a 8800GT will use 26A alone?
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July 21, 2012 11:29:06 AM

Teh GaZa said:
Ah even worse all the molex cables, 6 pin and 8 pin are on rail 1 14A and only the CPU 4 pin cables are on Rail 2 15A.

So even using 2 molex to 6 pin would not work :/ 

But I seen last night someone said that 26A is the full system requirements not just for the GPU itself. And with both rails it is 29A. I dont think a 8800GT will use 26A alone?

You're right, it doesn't.
a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 11:43:50 AM

Man, now I'm totally confused. After doing abit of searching and reading, I've come across it needing anything from 22A to 30A, and needing both a 6pin and 8pin power connection (images I've seen only seem to show 2x6pin connections and your description only suggest 1x6pin connection. Hopefully a power guru can jump in and clear this up.
a b U Graphics card
July 21, 2012 11:54:23 AM

if you have the psu then just run it and and see , else buy a new one
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July 21, 2012 12:03:26 PM

a little black duck said:
Man, now I'm totally confused. After doing abit of searching and reading, I've come across it needing anything from 22A to 30A, and needing both a 6pin and 8pin power connection (images I've seen only seem to show 2x6pin connections and your description only suggest 1x6pin connection. Hopefully a power guru can jump in and clear this up.

I may not be a power guru but I am still using an 8800GT and unlike some around here it is not even the first graphic card I have ever used. :whistle:  :lol: 
July 21, 2012 12:11:53 PM

a little black duck said:
Man, now I'm totally confused. After doing abit of searching and reading, I've come across it needing anything from 22A to 30A, and needing both a 6pin and 8pin power connection (images I've seen only seem to show 2x6pin connections and your description only suggest 1x6pin connection. Hopefully a power guru can jump in and clear this up.


The card has just standard 1x 6-pin plug, its not the GTX+ version. I'll plug it in and find out, Anyway thanks for the help guys.
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