Can my PSU handle 8800 gts SLI ?

My PSU is Corsair 550vx so what do you think ?
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  1. Tell your whole specs
  2. AMD Athlon 245 2.9 Ghz
    3 gb ram ddr2 dual channel
    Nvidia 430 gt
  3. 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-stutter-crossfire,2995.html

    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
  4. +1^ get newgpu that would be better
  5. 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-stutter-crossfire,2995.html

    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.
  6. Gts 8800 max tdp is 111w so 2x is 222w so i think your psu will be fine with sli.
  7. OK...thanks :D
  8. 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.
  9. 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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