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350 Watt PSU


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georgewashington16

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I now have an old 350 watt psu. I was wondering if it would be a good idea to purchase an xfx 8600gt xxx, which has a Minimum Requirement of 350 watts. I was wondering if the power may have decreased in my psu since it is so old and if it is okay to run a card barely meeting the minimum. Thank you.
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I would recommend against running that card with that PSU. If I were you, I'd get a new PSU around 500watts. That will give you some expansion room.
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Okay thanks.
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I was wondering though, If I had to run the card on this 350 watt psu, would it work, and also could I give more wattage to my system by taking out cards like TV tuners and CD trays which I don't use.
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I suppose that it would work but you will be pushing the limits of the power supply and that could be a fire hazard.
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Save your board and video card get a 500 watt psu at least IMO . There cheap find a name brand one on sale . I had a freind that just tryed to run a sli rig with a 480 watt psu and he fryed his board and killed one of the cards.
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