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lil Sleepy
09-02-05, 10:23 PM
Is 300V enough power for a 6800 GT?!

gram_vaz
09-02-05, 10:27 PM
it's pushing it but i've seen people get away with 300/350w psu with x800s and 6800s. for a modern gaming pc you should have at least a 400w.

Roadhog
09-02-05, 10:47 PM
i sure hope you dont run 300V to a 6800GT :O

$n][pErMan
09-02-05, 10:51 PM
300V .. LOL. You must have one massive transformer in your house to reach 300V!!!!
haha... assuming you meant Watts(W) .. then no ... 300W is underpowered for a 6800GT rig. I would recommend nothing less than 400W.... 500W is safe these days :)

lil Sleepy
09-02-05, 10:58 PM
haha my bad..but if i still do run it at 300(W) will it make my 6800 break?

saturnotaku
09-02-05, 10:58 PM
It all depends on what the power supply's +12v rating is. I've seen 300W power supplies with ratings as high as 19A. That's more than enough for a single 6800 GT. Anything more than 15-16A is enough. The label on the power supply will give you this information.

gram_vaz
09-02-05, 11:00 PM
haha my bad..but if i still do run it at 300(W) will it make my 6800 break?
no, it won't break. you'll get rebooting/shut downs which are warning signs that your psu is weak.

marqmajere
09-03-05, 12:03 AM
I ran my 6800GT in my shuttle case with a 240W PS with no problems whatsoever.

swatX
09-03-05, 02:30 AM
I ran my 6800GT in my shuttle case with a 240W PS with no problems whatsoever.

shuttle PSUs are underrated. i ran my 6800gt using a Dell 250W psu but in reality Dell psu i had was 350W which is the absolute minimum you can go.

Lfctony
09-03-05, 02:48 AM
Depending on the other parts of your system, it could run great or horrible. My cousin runs one on a 300W PSU with 13A on the 12V, but it works great because he only has a 2.4GHz P4.

j0j081
09-03-05, 09:30 AM
It depends on the quality of the 300 watt psu. If you can afford it, by all means upgrade. I personally hate the feeling of cutting things close.

BrianG
09-03-05, 10:01 AM
1.21 GIGAWATTS!!!!!

In a Shuttle XPC, or stripped down system, you should be fine. What are your system specs?

maddbomber83
09-03-05, 04:37 PM
It all depends on what the power supply's +12v rating is. I've seen 300W power supplies with ratings as high as 19A. That's more than enough for a single 6800 GT. Anything more than 15-16A is enough. The label on the power supply will give you this information.

There is an article that backs this up. a good 300watt power supply with a good +12v rail will work.

http://www.silentpcreview.com/article265-page4.html

Says that the 6800gt and cpu drew 16.9A on that rail and made up 90% of the load on the psu. So if your amd system then the 15-16a should be fine, intel you may want to be at least 17a.