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Can a 405W power Supply run the ATI Radeon 5770?

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a c 197 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 5, 2012 4:03:17 PM

How many amps on the 12V rail does that power supply have?
September 5, 2012 4:03:59 PM

Can my 405W power supply ruin the ATI Radeon 5770?

The recommended power supply is a 450W + for the 5770, but i've read loads of threads and i heard a good 400W power supply is fine, however i just need to make sure my 405W power supply will work with the 5770

I have a (405Watt, Make - CWT, Model - PUFP405P) power supply, i dont know if it's one of those very cheap ones, or a good one, but it was with a pc that i bought about 2 years ago for £700, so im not sure.

Thanks a lot.
September 5, 2012 4:05:49 PM

Deemo13 said:
How many amps on the 12V rail does that power supply have?


You know, i have no idea :( 
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a c 197 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 5, 2012 4:10:21 PM

You can find it on the label on the side of the PSU:

September 5, 2012 5:04:41 PM

so its dual rail. it says 17amps per rail. you dont just add them though.

405W/12 = 33Amps at best.

This should be fine for a 5770 to be honest but depends what else is in your system. amperage for cards are overegged (5770 draws 108 w so 108/12volts = about 10 amps.

However, it doesnt look like a great PSU as it has large amps on the 3.3/5 v rails, showing it is an older unit (newer PC components utilise 12v primarily).

I would maybe recommend a nice PSU upgrade and the gpu at the same time.
a c 197 U Graphics card
a b ) Power supply
September 5, 2012 5:09:33 PM

You have enough for a 5770.
a c 110 U Graphics card
a c 80 ) Power supply
September 5, 2012 5:28:04 PM

I hate when a power supply does not list the combined(for 12 volt rails).

As said above you can not just add them.

I would guess something in the 21-25 amp area to be honest.

If the rest of the system is lite(not a power hungry overclocked to the nuts cpu). A 5770 will run just fine.

This is a i5 750(under-volted for that extra power saving) + 5770 system with Just Cause 2 and Prime95 running :) 
September 5, 2012 5:29:44 PM

OK Thanks a lot everyone.
September 5, 2012 6:18:32 PM

nukemaster said:
I hate when a power supply does not list the combined(for 12 volt rails).

As said above you can not just add them.

I would guess something in the 21-25 amp area to be honest.

If the rest of the system is lite(not a power hungry overclocked to the nuts cpu). A 5770 will run just fine.

This is a i5 750(under-volted for that extra power saving) + 5770 system with Just Cause 2 and Prime95 running :) 
http://img841.imageshack.us/img841/3866/apcprimejustcause2.jpg



Do you know how i can find out the amount of watts im currently using, like you showed in the picture? I've looked everywhere, but i cant find it :??: 
a c 110 U Graphics card
a c 80 ) Power supply
September 5, 2012 8:13:18 PM

That is from my UPS unit( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uninterruptible_power_supp... ).

The cheaper way is to get a power meter/monitor( http://www.upm-marketing.com/products/em100.html )

You can find those at many hardware stores.

USA
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1v/R-202048563/h_d2/...
I am sure you can find on at other stores as well.

Canada
http://www.homedepot.ca/product/enpower-appliance-meter...
Canadian Tire has them as well under the Blue Planet name, but i did not see it on the website.
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