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Old 07-23-04, 05:34 PM   #49
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my evga 6800 ultra is sitting in a box at my home right now. i have an alienware system bought approximately 1 year ago that has the original 420 watt power supply that came with the crazy alien-head looking case. does everyone think this will be sufficient? i've been reading some reviews, albeit old reviews, that recommend a 480 watt power supply for the ultra. what do you guys think?

Ummm yeah the 420 watt will be fine. Read back through this thread. I have an Alienware(with the predator case) and have 6800 ultra and runs fine with 4 HD's/2opticals/7 case fans/ etc.
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Old 07-23-04, 07:30 PM   #50
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With a 15a +12 rail, it probably wouldnt have done so well but you never know. Im sorry, i thought you had said you had a 420 thermaltake. Must have been someone else. Since thats the case, and it was a 300 watt PSU with only 15a on the +12, you were wise in upgrading it. I hope you enjoy your 6800 ultra Let us know how it performs for you
Oh my gosh, this really SUCKS.
I have my new TurboCool 510 Power supply right here in front of me, and I took my whole computer apart, and guess what?
My motherboard i850GB has a 20 pin connection IN ADDITION to a 6 pin flat connection, WHICH THIS POWER SUPPLY DOES NOT HAVE.
I called PCPowerandCooling and they said they used to have this 6 pin connection for old motherboards but NO MORE.
So they said they can either give me credit or custom make a connection for me.
This sucks.
Well what I will do is try my new graphics card on Monday and see if it will work with my exisiting power supply, if not then I will get the custom one made from them.
BE carefull everyone, not all powersupplies work with ALL motherboards.
My motherboard was pretty standard a few years ago, now I am screwed.

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Old 07-23-04, 07:41 PM   #51
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Hmmm how strange.especially since that mobo isnt very old either. Im sure that PCcooling can make you what you need at a reasonable price.
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Old 07-23-04, 07:56 PM   #52
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Hmmm how strange.especially since that mobo isnt very old either. Im sure that PCcooling can make you what you need at a reasonable price.
Heck, they better do it for FREE, I already paid over $200.00 for this power supply!

mafungulo - stuccatz !!!

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Old 07-23-04, 08:17 PM   #53
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Perhaps you could search around and find a adapter.
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Old 07-23-04, 08:19 PM   #54
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Ummm yeah the 420 watt will be fine. Read back through this thread. I have an Alienware(with the predator case) and have 6800 ultra and runs fine with 4 HD's/2opticals/7 case fans/ etc.

it's great to hear you say that. are you sharing any power cables between the video card and any other components? i just installed my card and had to share some power cables with the card. i guess i could make some other components share and use two exclusively for the card.

this brings up a stupid question. can i harm my new card at all by having it underpowered by sharing cables with other components? or will i just have screen corruption, lockups, etc?
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Old 07-23-04, 09:06 PM   #55
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http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower...aptorCable.htm
They have a 4-8pin adapter will this work?

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...183-045&depa=0

I don't know if this will help......
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Old 07-23-04, 10:39 PM   #56
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http://www.thermaltake.com/purepower...aptorCable.htm
They have a 4-8pin adapter will this work?

http://www.newegg.com/app/viewProduc...183-045&depa=0

I don't know if this will help......

Hey man,
The connection on my motherboard is a 6 pin flat in one row, and its called 6 pin aux power connection.
I just connected the new powersupply to this computer without connecting the 6 pin aux power to the motherboard. ( Just the 20 pin one, and the other hard drives, etc. )
It looks pretty stable, I ran 3dmark 2001 and PCmark with no problems.
Do you think doing this is safe?
Oh well.

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Old 07-23-04, 10:47 PM   #57
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if it is aux then i may be optional.
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Old 07-24-04, 01:45 AM   #58
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Hey guys,
I changed my powersupply from 300W to 510Watts (Turbocool 510 Powersupply)
and these are my results:

3Dmark 2001:
old powersupply: 4076
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7973041
new powersupply: 4079
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?2k1=7994060

PCmark2004:
old powersupply: 3310

new powersupply: 3528
http://service.futuremark.com/compare?pcm04=2485270

WOW, I cannot believe my powersupply gave me increases in BOTH benchmarks. If you guys wanna up your benchies, GET A GOOD QUALITY powersupply like the one I got, it makes a difference!
I will benchmark again once I get the 6 pin aux connection connected from the powersupply to my motherboard. ( Currently it is not )
Also will benchmark again when I get my shiny new PNY 6800 Ultra on Monday.

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Old 07-24-04, 01:49 AM   #59
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Just picked up a 600W noisetaker enermax... Hopefully this is enough power

Has dual 12V rails... does 18A on the first and 17A on the second... I'm trying to think if there is anything else I will need come August 3rd
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Hi All.

I just joined here.


I pre-ordered a BFG 6800 Ultra OC from Chumbo.com. (This was after waiting nearly a month of back-orders from buyxg.com and their AOpen 6800 Ultra.) I have an Antec True 430W power supply, this supply has 20A at the +12V rail.

Is this sufficient for the BFG 6800 Ultra OC?

Thanks.

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