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Can my PSU handle 8800 gts SLI ?

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February 6, 2013 1:38:44 PM

My PSU is Corsair 550vx so what do you think ?

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a c 182 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 1:40:47 PM

Tell your whole specs
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February 6, 2013 1:42:38 PM

AMD Athlon 245 2.9 Ghz
3 gb ram ddr2 dual channel
Nvidia 430 gt
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a c 298 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 1:46:28 PM

I think likely not.
Here is a handy chart of psu requirements:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

The 8800GTS is based on older technology and is more power hungry.
And... There are issues with dual cards like microstuttering,
Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...

If you want a graphics upgrade, I suggest you market your 430GT and replace it with a single faster card.
I would favor the 28nm based GTX6xx or amd 7xxx cards.
Your 550w psu will be able to handle a card as good as a GTX680 or 7970
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a c 182 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 1:53:07 PM

+1^ get newgpu that would be better
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a c 273 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 2:24:03 PM

geofelt said:
I think not.
Here is a handy chart of psu requirements:
http://www.realhardtechx.com/index_archivos/Page362.htm

The 8800GTX is based on older technology and is more power hungry.
And... There are issues with dual cards like microstuttering,
Read this: http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-geforce-stut...

If you want a graphics upgrade, I suggest you market your 8800GTX and replace it with a single faster card.
I would favor the 28nm based GTX6xx or amd 7xxx cards.
Your 500w psu will be able to handle a card as good as a GTX670 or 7950

The OP's title mentions GTS not GTX, different GPU's and power requirements.
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a c 182 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 2:58:23 PM

Gts 8800 max tdp is 111w so 2x is 222w so i think your psu will be fine with sli.
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February 6, 2013 3:00:56 PM

OK...thanks :D 
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a c 298 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 3:03:50 PM

Mousemonkey said:
The OP's title mentions GTS not GTX, different GPU's and power requirements.


Good catch. Slaps self on head :( 

Will edit comments.
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a c 273 U Graphics card
February 6, 2013 3:06:28 PM

geofelt said:
Good catch. Slaps self on head :( 

Will edit comments.

NP, it was a confusing time in Nvidia's naming history after all.
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