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275W PSU + X800XL or X1600XT


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dango111

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I've been looking around for a decent gfx card, but I've just found out that my xc-cube only has a 275W PSU. Can I run a X800XL or X1600XT with this PSU? If not, what are my options?

btw, I've decided not to wait for dx10 :whistling:

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You could possibly get by on that wattage depending on what other hardware you have in the computer. It is close to the edge so you could start having the computer turn off in the middle of doing something when the PS hits its limit. I replaced the PS in my aspire X Q-pack with a thermotake 430 watt PS after it started just turning off while playing a game. The thermotake fit in my case nicely.

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THanks SRX660. Doesn't the Q-pack come with a standard 400W PSU? Also, I think your case is a tad bigger than mine ;-)
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Yes, aspire says the PS is 420 watts. After experiencing problems i went looking on the net for a fix. I found the johnny guru website that explained that testing the aspire PS proved its really only good to around 270 watts.

http://www.jonnyguru...Qpack/420W.html

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