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I 'am upgrading my son current RIG, and putting a 8800GTS 640MB card.
My question is his current power supply is an Antec PS-400 on the label on the side of the power supply it say 12v1 14amp and the 12v2 amp is 15 would that be enough or does he require a new one money is a little tight, and I'am not sure.
939 socket 4200+ 1 dvd drive & a sata HD.
the card requires 26amp I believe. thanks in advance for your inputs.
It might work but, you may get some problems with it like random system rebooting and the like. I really would recommend at least 500w decent power supply. Even then though, the 500w power supply I had to temporarily use in this system would get random rebooting, blue screens and fail Orthos if i tried to overclock anything past 3GHz, it did run fine at stock speeds though.
Depending on the number of drives you are using and other periphrials it may work just fine. It depends and what the total demand of your system is.
Like the above post 1 sata Hard Drive, 1 939 4200+, and a DVD rom drive. An Audigy sound card and the 8800gts Antec 400w with the above posted 12volt rails.
So I went to my local Circuit City store not that I buy my Computer products their normally I buy them at Newegg but they have this on sale, and again my budget is a little tight not trying to be cheap but its back to school, and clothes etc limits me. they had this. What do you guys think? 44.99 On sale.
It's a dual rail 12v so it probably would be fine.
08-20-07, 12:05 AM
Should work, but I prefer single rail PSU's, personally.
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