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justwatson11
11-25-07, 11:20 PM
I just bought a MSI NX8600GT Twin Turbo, but I am not sure if my stock 300 watt power source will be able to run it. Should I be ok?

john19055
11-25-07, 11:33 PM
Only thing I seen on it was that it needs a 350watt powersupply or better ,what power supply do you have and how many amps does it put out on the 12v rail.

Armed_Baboon
11-26-07, 05:56 AM
that's insufficent power, but you might get away with it... probably won't do the card any long term damage to try it and see.

SlieTheSecond
11-26-07, 11:06 AM
With an underpowered psu. You will lose performance.

honestjohn
11-26-07, 12:26 PM
Try out you current power supply, and if you need a new one here are some things to look out for. If your rig is under-powered you may have random reboots, game crashes, artifacting, or even just poor performance in 3D without any of the other more common signs. What is the make and model of your power supply specifically?

According to EVGA these are the recommended minimum requirements for their 8600GT SCC card. Yours should be similar......

Single Card: Minimum of a 300 Watt power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amp
SLI Mode: Minimum 400 Watt power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 24 Amp Amps