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Darkfox3889
06-26-05, 02:52 AM
I currently have this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103913

My specs are as follows
Athlon XP 2500+
MSI K7N2-L
1.5GB PC3200 RAM
Sapphire Radeon 9700
Audigy 2 zs
2x 60gb maxtor hds
Lite on dvd drive

I am about to upgrade the 9700 to a evga 6800 gt and was wondering if my power supply will handle the new card. :confused:

Ninjaman09
06-26-05, 03:05 AM
Yes, it should run it fine. I wouldn't try to overclock it, though.

Kickus_assius
06-26-05, 04:20 AM
Yes, 12V with 16A will even run a 6800GT @ 400/1100.

sandeep
06-26-05, 07:27 AM
I currently have this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817103913

My specs are as follows
Athlon XP 2500+
MSI K7N2-L
1.5GB PC3200 RAM
Sapphire Radeon 9700
Audigy 2 zs
2x 60gb maxtor hds
Lite on dvd drive

I am about to upgrade the 9700 to a evga 6800 gt and was wondering if my power supply will handle the new card. :confused:

It will just run. Depending on what other components you have hooked up in your PC.
Better power supply gives better numbers with fps. If you see your 6800GT under performing, one of the things to suspect is your power supply in your case. On a note, 6800GT should do minimum of 12000K in 3dmark03.

Darkfox3889
06-26-05, 04:23 PM
can you recommend a relatively cheap psu that will give me room to safely oc my 6800 gt?

avirox
06-26-05, 05:11 PM
my 6800GT runs fine on my 350W antec - but for that price you can get a higher watt psu on newegg... Check reviews \m/

Addy
06-26-05, 08:42 PM
I just built up a system for a family member with this:
http://svc.com/w0014ruc-14.html
It has a nice heft to it and the reviews I read on it were positive. It's only got a 20pin mobo connector though.

edit: huh it was 52.99 when I ordered it last week but still not bad @ 56.99

sandeep
06-26-05, 08:56 PM
can you recommend a relatively cheap psu that will give me room to safely oc my 6800 gt?

Is there any specific budget you have? You get power supplies with PCIE connectors so their SLI ready. I have 6800GT AGP and use Antec 550Watts True power. I bought this 2.5 years ago so has been a good purchase cos its still going.

If you intend to upgrade your graphics card next yr or so, I'd recommend something which has PCIE connectors and has atleast 600Watts. That will avoid you from upgrading too frequently.

On the other hand, if you want good gaming with minimum expenditure, a 350Watt power supply will do but the longevity will be reduced(cos you will be stuck in a chain of freq, upgrades).

Darkfox3889
06-27-05, 01:05 AM
well I have the antec 350W I showed a link to so I think ill try it with that first. If the 350 antec doesnt turn out to have enough juice is there any risk of damaging parts of my pc by trying to run the 6800 gt??

Pandora's Box
06-27-05, 02:27 AM
checking before you buy my 6800 gt i see... :p

Darkfox3889
06-27-05, 12:54 PM
hah i see your on these forums as well.

aZn_plyR
06-27-05, 04:43 PM
well I have the antec 350W I showed a link to so I think ill try it with that first. If the 350 antec doesnt turn out to have enough juice is there any risk of damaging parts of my pc by trying to run the 6800 gt??


no.. the gt will just downclock and a message will show what it is doing.. and I have never heard of an antec blowing up anything... only ultra's lol...

Darkfox3889
06-27-05, 05:09 PM
no.. the gt will just downclock and a message will show what it is doing.. and I have never heard of an antec blowing up anything... only ultra's lol...
HAH :p ok sounds good for me