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Radeon 6850 on 430w psu?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
December 29, 2012 5:17:45 PM

Hello, I am wondering whether my current 430w psu can handle a radeon 6850. My psu is a Corsair 430w cx v2 or something like that.

My system spec:
CPU: FX 4100
500gb hard drive
6gb 1333mhz memory
Radeon 6770.

Also, how much of a performance increase will I see in terms of fps?

Thanks in advance.

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December 30, 2012 12:49:43 PM

The HD6850 needs 500W and 40Amps on the 12v rail. Your Corsair 430watt PSU only has 32Amps at best, I wouldn't run it on that, It will run with little load, but I would risk it. Remember the whole system needs power as well, not just the card.
December 31, 2012 7:02:48 AM

Are you an enthusiast gamer that plays the games at their highest settings or are you a plain computer user that browses the internet or watches movie disks or even bluray movie disks from time to time ?

If you are the first type of person, then you may be jeopardizing your computer.
December 31, 2012 7:05:27 AM

Upgrade your psu or get hd 7770 which will work with your psu.