Power Supply/Graphics Card-Need quick answer
Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:00 PM
Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:15 PM
If the PSU you have is not adequate with this added equipment, either cancel the order or buy a better power supply.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 04:49 PM
My AMD64 3500+ is not on there but EVEREST Home Edition said the max power was 67 Watts so I used one of the 68 watt ones as a substitute. I am guessing this is ok? The only problem I have is the 6600GT is not on the list of cards. I looked around and can't find out how many watts it actually needs to power it. Its the EVGA 6600GT with 128mb. Any guesses would be appreciated. I am very close to 300W being enough, it just depends on how many watts the graphics card needs. Also is there any other considerations I need to look at? Everything else with this machine is OEM. Its an Emachines T6524 and from what I hear emachines have weak power supplys...Its a Hipro 300w supply in it now. Any info on where I can find out how much power the card needs would be very appreciated. Thanks for all the help so far
EDIT: It looks like the PCI-E version uses 75 watts. On the power supply calculator this puts me at 320 watts or 295 watts with just one hard drive which I can easily do since the 2nd one was from an old machine and I dont use it any more. Will my machine be stable enough with the card w/ a 300w power supply and the calculator says I need 295 watts?
Edited by ep3w, 01 January 2006 - 05:09 PM.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:22 PM
Most power supply manufacturers over state the output of their products in how they define the parameters used to achieve their results (they call 'em ideal conditions). Thus, it is a good idea in most cases to deduct 30 percent from their stated claims of wattage and amperage. Thus your 300 watt power supply is more likely capable of only 210 watts in real applications. Read that sticky carefully. I had a random reboot problem in my system which by process of elimination of common causes, I figured out it was the power supply. The 420 watt Raidmax power supply that came with my system was in reality only capable of 294 watts, and my system needed (based on a calulator like you used) 320 watts. I got a quality Fortron 520 watt power supply from Newegg.com and my problem was solved.
Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:53 PM
Posted 01 January 2006 - 05:59 PM
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