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September 8, 2012 6:41:52 PM

Hello,
i have a asus gtx 295 with a huntkey psu 500watt but can kick out 600watt is it enough and wat size wil work the best. cause in every game wen i set the graphics to full it boms out wen the game starts.

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a b Î Nvidia
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September 8, 2012 6:56:43 PM

Huntkey is a tier 5(not recommended) unit on this list.
http://www.eggxpert.com/forums/thread/323050.aspx

A cheap psu will not deliver it's full advertised amps, as you have found out.
A GTX295 nominally need a 620w psu with a 6 and a 8 pin power connector. If you needed to use a 8 pin adapter, your psu is likely substandard.
Buy a quality brand of sufficient amperage.
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September 8, 2012 7:26:57 PM

durnel said:
Hello,
i have a asus gtx 295 with a huntkey psu 500watt but can kick out 600watt is it enough and wat size wil work the best. cause in every game wen i set the graphics to full it boms out wen the game starts.


What you have to remember is that graphics cards back then were not very power efficient. From what I've researched, the GTX 295 uses between 400-430 watts at full load. Depending on what else you have in your system, even a 600W power supply may not be enough.

My suggestion is to get a higher quality and more powerful power supply (650 watts or higher.) Don't cheap out on a weak, no name brand power supply.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 8, 2012 7:48:23 PM

^

400-430 watts is for the whole system.
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September 8, 2012 8:04:27 PM

Sunius said:
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400-430 watts is for the whole system.


No, the GTX 295 uses a lot of power. It's an old card, but a GOOD old card, and so naturally it's going to require a considerable amount of power, especially at full load.

I still stand by what I say and recommend at least a 650-700 watt power supply.
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a c 86 Î Nvidia
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September 8, 2012 8:20:54 PM

For a system using a single GeForce GTX 295 graphics card NVIDIA specifies a minimum of a 680 Watt or greater power supply that has a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 46 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.

Total Power Supply Wattage is NOT the crucial factor in determining power supply adequacy!!! Total Combined Continuous Power/Current Available on the +12V Rail(s) @ 50°C ambient temperature, is the most important factor.

No Huntkey 500 Watt power supply model meets the requirements.
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September 8, 2012 8:39:24 PM

Firinmy, 75W from the board, 75W from the 6pin, and 150W from the 8pin means it has 300W available to it. It can get a bit more, but not way it can get 100W+. If you saw something that said 400W+ they either lied or you read it wrong.

Going with Ko888 on this. I doubt huntkey ever made a 500W PSU that can power the GTX295.
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September 12, 2012 10:02:27 PM

on the psu's spec it said minimum 500watt and maximum 600watt and wat do you seggest wil work the best ?
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a c 86 Î Nvidia
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September 12, 2012 10:40:30 PM

durnel said:
on the psu's spec it said minimum 500watt and maximum 600watt and wat do you seggest wil work the best ?

Huntkey claims 500 Watts continuous output and 600 Watts peak output. It's used to deceive those that don't know how to select a power supply.

NVIDIA specifies 680 Watts or greater continuous.

Even more important is that the power supply should have a combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 46 Amps or greater and that has at least one 6-pin and one 8-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors.
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September 12, 2012 10:53:26 PM

what do you suggest, that will work?
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a c 86 Î Nvidia
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September 13, 2012 4:04:20 AM

durnel said:
what do you suggest, that will work?

XFX Core Edition PRO750W (P1-750S-NLB9) for $104.99 ($79.99 after $25.00 mail-in rebate)
• combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 62 Amps
• two 6-pin and two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
• OEM: Seasonic

XFX Core Edition PRO650W (P1-650S-NLB9) for $99.99 ($89.99 after $10.00 mail-in rebate) The 750 Watt PSU, above, is the better deal after rebate.
• combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 53 Amps
• two 6-pin and two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
• OEM: Seasonic

Antec TruePower New TP-750 for $79.99
• combined +12 Volt continuous current rating of 62 Amps
• two 6-pin and two (6+2)-pin PCI Express supplementary power connectors
• OEM: Seasonic
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September 13, 2012 8:10:08 PM

ok i wil look in to it. the ather thing is i just disasemble my gtx295 and it was brown from the dust. Wil it help to clean it?
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a b Î Nvidia
a b Ĉ ASUS
September 13, 2012 8:16:11 PM

durnel said:
ok i wil look in to it. the ather thing is i just disasemble my gtx295 and it was brown from the dust. Wil it help to clean it?

Absolutely. A dusty cooler will make your card fan work harder, and if the temperature gets too hot, you will downclock and run slower.
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September 13, 2012 8:30:20 PM

ok thanks. Is it true that the asus series graphics kaart take more power then the original kaart?
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September 13, 2012 10:09:43 PM

durnel said:
ok thanks. Is it true that the asus series graphics kaart take more power then the original kaart?

The ASUS version used NVIDIA's reference clocks so the power consumption is pretty much the same as the other brands of GeForce GTX 295 that were on the market at the time of its release.

If you overclock your card and/or CPU then you will need to increase your power consumption estimates and make sure that the power supply you are using will be able to provide the extra power that will be needed.
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September 14, 2012 11:26:12 AM

Ok how do i overclock the card. I know how to overclock the cpu, my asus motherboard can do it self, but i don't know how to overclock the card.
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a b Î Nvidia
September 14, 2012 11:32:05 AM

Download MSI afterburner or EVGA precision and go !

Don't play with the voltages to much ( or not at all ) though if you don't know what your doing.

To oc safe ; just up the speeds little by little till your system becomes unstable and do a step back then. Keep an eye on temps.

This will put more strain on the psu though !
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September 15, 2012 10:55:20 PM

ok thanks will do.
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