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Amd r9 380 power requirement

by sarangchafle / February 23, 2016 6:23 AM PST

I have a amd fx 6300 non-Oc'ed
I have a 1 tb HDD . I also have a 500 watt PSU which has only 32A on 12v rail .
I know that I made a mistake buying this local psu. But can I run the amd r9 380 I am about to buy .
BTW the PSU is Circle 500watt raw power
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Pushing your luck.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 23, 2016 9:32 AM PST

I wish you had revealed the make and model of the PSU. Also the rest of the PC. Sometimes folk pop in a dozen drives and my advice is blown.

While it's not a setup I'd sell the reason is that I want to have the final power at half the PSU's rating. In a pinch maybe 50% spare. In your case I'd have to put it on a Watt meter to tell how close it is.

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Psu make and model
by sarangchafle / February 23, 2016 9:57 PM PST
In reply to: Pushing your luck.

PSU name is ‘ Circle raw power 500 watt APFC' you can check it on amazon.in

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No specs there.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 24, 2016 7:17 AM PST
In reply to: Psu make and model

Sorry, but it appears to be some discount thing. They didn't bother to publish full specs.

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by Bob__B / February 24, 2016 8:19 AM PST
In reply to: Psu make and model

Info on google is confusing.
One place says it's a dual rail another says it's a single rail with 28a on the 12v rail.
Your saying you have a single rail unit with 32a on the 12v rail.

If what your saying is true you've got about 380w on that rail.
Rough math shows your machine in the 350w area.
That's way too close for a gaming rig.

You can try it if you want I would not.
See the unit I recco'd below.

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by Bob__B / February 23, 2016 9:11 AM PST
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