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Old 12-05-04, 11:07 PM   #325
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I picked up an eVGA 6800nu card the other day from circuit city. Out the door cost was $269. I thought that was a pretty good deal and just wanted to pass that on. Thanks Kahloq.

BTW the 6800nu works just fine in the FIC Condor....it fit and everything:-).
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Old 12-07-04, 04:24 PM   #326
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I have AMD 3500+ S939 Asus AV8 mobo Radeon 9700 pro soon to be replaced by eVGA 6800 ultra. My 400w PSU has 16A on +12v line. I also have connected Plextor 712A DVD writer.No case fans, no lights. Is this enough or the 20A on +12V line is the absolute minimum? If it's not enough how about the OCZ 420W PSU that has 30A on it's +12V line.
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Old 12-07-04, 08:28 PM   #327
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I have AMD 3500+ S939 Asus AV8 mobo Radeon 9700 pro soon to be replaced by eVGA 6800 ultra. My 400w PSU has 16A on +12v line. I also have connected Plextor 712A DVD writer.No case fans, no lights. Is this enough or the 20A on +12V line is the absolute minimum? If it's not enough how about the OCZ 420W PSU that has 30A on it's +12V line.
The OCZ would be a great PSU. I have the 520 model. Only thing you can do is try the card with the current PSU. If its not enough, but the OCZ. However, for a few dollars more, I'd suggest the 470 watt model and put in a couple case fans.
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Old 12-09-04, 03:29 AM   #328
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Question Re: GeForce 6800 power supply questions

I'm having issues with my video card i'm trying to see if i need to upgrade my power supply or try a different card.

The power supply have is this: http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...101-508&depa=0

It's a Tagan 380
these are the specs for it:
Type: ATX
Maximum Power: 380W
PFC: N/A
Input Voltage: 115/230V AC Auto Switching
Input Frequency Range: 47-63Hz
Input Current: 10A/6A
Output: +3.3V@28A, +5V@37A, +12V@22A, -5V@0.8A, -12V@1A, +5VSB@2.5A

As you can tell I got it from newegg

In my computer:
A7N-8X Deluxe 2800+ 1024 of 2700LL Corsair
PNY 6800 Ultra (I'm thinking about returning it to get a BFG 6800U OC) Running the newest Omega drivers not over clocked
3 HDs (2 Fujitsu 36gb MAS 15k and a maxtor 250gb)
2 SCSI DVD/CD-RW
1 SCSI raid card
1 Happague PVR 250


My problem is when I play a game (UT2004 Turned all the way up 1600 by 1200) sometimes it crashes (artifacts) or my computer act like it's locked up for about 15-30 secs. The same thing happened the first time I loaded up rthdribl (but it hasn't crashed my computer). So I'm just wondering if I wasted money on a new power supply that wasn't up to the job or if it might be the 6800u card itself.

Thanks Jonathan
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Old 12-09-04, 04:18 AM   #329
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Tagans are good PSU's, but you have a lot of power-hungry kit and 380w is not that much. 22A on the 12V line is borderline with your setup I would suggest.

If I were you I would certainly replace the PSU as my first step. I would get an OCZ Powerstream 520W without hesitation. It is head-and-shoulders better than the competition at that price level. Arguably its the best PSU you can buy riight now. I expect this will fix your problems, but if it does not, then at least you will know for certain that it is *not* the PSU.

You can always ebay your Tagan. Like I said, they are quality PSU's - with a high profile name right now - so you should get a good price for it.

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Old 12-09-04, 10:28 AM   #330
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What about the 480 watt tagan and is there a version of the OCZ with no lights? I hate lights in my computer, it is on 24-7 in my room. Right now the loudest thing inside of it is the video card itself, how loud is the OCZ vs the tagan 480 (I have one in another computer and it doesn't really make a peep)?
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Old 12-09-04, 10:58 AM   #331
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What about the 480 watt tagan and is there a version of the OCZ with no lights? I hate lights in my computer, it is on 24-7 in my room. Right now the loudest thing inside of it is the video card itself, how loud is the OCZ vs the tagan 480 (I have one in another computer and it doesn't really make a peep)?
OCZ are fairly new in the PSU business and they don't make many. So if you want an OCZ without lights, then the soldering iron is your only course of action.

In terms of noise, the OCZ is about as quiet as you can get. I can't hear mine at all beneath the sound of my case fans (which are fairly quiet).

The thing about the OCZ thats so utterly incredible is the voltage stability. Its quite unlike any PSU I have ever tested. I haven't bothered adjusting the rails on mine because they were close enough, so I left them as they are. The 12V rail reads 12.24 at idle with a digital multimeter at the molexes. Load it with "toast.exe" and what happens? Still 12.24. Not a twitch. Switch toast off again? 12.24. It just sits there at 12.24. Quite unbelievable.

So it depends what you want. If you want the most stable voltages you can get, the OCZ is it. If you want a decent PSU with no lights, then its the Tagan. Personally I am so impressed with the OCZ, I will never buy another brand of PSU.

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Old 12-09-04, 07:29 PM   #332
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Your not really going to see the lighted fan at the back of OCZ anyhow. I cant see it unless Im looking behind the case. Now if you have a windowed case, you may see a faint glow, but not much at all. OCZ is your best bet....stability is the best on the market.
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Old 12-09-04, 08:08 PM   #333
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Ya but who has them in stock right now?

I know newegg is out of them.

I swear your an OCZ rep :-P
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Old 12-13-04, 01:51 AM   #334
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I just figured I'd add that when I got my 6800GT 256 card, I was running on a 350W power supply. ONLY when I began to work in 3dsmax6 did my computer start completely turning off. It would turn off on boot up as well. I went out and bought a 550W power supply and I haven't had an issue since.
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Old 12-13-04, 10:31 AM   #335
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Ya but who has them in stock right now?

I know newegg is out of them.

I swear your an OCZ rep :-P
Both the 520 and the 420 watt models are IN STOCK at Newegg

520 Powerstream:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-152&depa=0

420 Powerstream:
http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...104-150&depa=0
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1 x DVD / 1 x lite on cdrw
7 case fans plus vantec dual fan pci card
BFG 6800 Ultra OC 456/1.28 Stock air
3.2P4(no OC)3dmark03 score :13570
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195131
3.2 p4 @3.472 217FSB 6800u@ 425/1.28 3Dmark03: 13738
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k3=3195221
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Old 12-13-04, 06:21 PM   #336
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I've just got a aeolus 6800GT. Works fine. My question is;

I got a packard bell system with a stock 280W PSU, i gamed for about a week now, sometimes 6 hours on a row, no problem.

However, will this psu last? Its only 280W?

Should i buy another? I dont want my current supply to break down.


Tnx.

-The videocard also gets 77C stressed (when i get out of a game NFSU2) is this normal?
The GT's require a min. 300w power supply. And I would have to say that 300w is the absolute minimum. I ran my GT on a 250w (original OEM) PSU for about a week, my card kept freezing. The problem with an underpowered system is that it puts stress on all the components, especially the video card. And yes, this will cause the card to heat up and possibly overheat. I upgraded my PSU to an Antec 430w TruePower and have not had a single overheating problem. More power=less stress=less heat. 77c is high (but not too bad), I get around that temp when playing BFV online for several hours.
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