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Video card on a 16 amp PSU?

by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 3:58 AM PDT

I have a 400 watt, 16 amp PSU, and I was looking around for a dedicated video card.

My current setup is:
-AMD Athlon 64 x2 4200
-1 GB 533mhz RAM
-Hitachi 7200rpm 160gb harddrive
-1 cd drive (dont know specs)
-1 80mm casefan
-Geforce 6100 onboard video

is there any video card (geforce 6 series+) that will run on my PSU?


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by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 5:26 AM PDT

no replies?

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Not much to go on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2007 5:40 AM PDT
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by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 10:26 AM PDT
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he, i already read that guide. It's just that I don't know if a 7300gt (PCI-e) can run on a 16 amp PSU.

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Yes it can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2007 11:06 AM PDT
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But I have to add a disclaimer if you do something like add 10 hard disks, etc. then maybe not.

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by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 11:24 AM PDT
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wow thanks a lot. Silly trust me, I'm ditching this computer as soon as Geforce 9 comes out. that's why I'm trying to be as cheap as possible.

PS: It's still the same for the GDDR3 version of the card, right? I checked Leadtek's website and it said that I needed 22 amps... scared me.

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Depends on which 7300GT you're talking about ...
by VAPCMD / July 21, 2007 11:25 AM PDT
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they're not all the same.


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can my PSU handle it?
by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 12:27 PM PDT
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7300GT DDR3 128MB on a 400 watt 16 amp PSU.... will it last more than 1/2 a year?

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Wouldn't try it in mine ....Leadtek Website says
by VAPCMD / July 21, 2007 1:03 PM PDT
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400-450W @ 22A and you need a PSU connector for the card too.


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by kpo6969 / July 22, 2007 4:57 AM PDT

400w 22amps is for SLI
300w for single card

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Show me where it so states.
by VAPCMD / July 22, 2007 6:45 AM PDT
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If you're so sure...why are you asking ?


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by JAK3US / July 22, 2007 10:10 AM PDT

umm... I didn't ask that.

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Here's what Leadtek said
by VAPCMD / July 23, 2007 10:31 AM PDT
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"Thank you for your inquiry.

A minimum recommended 400W system power supply required.

For two PX7300 GT running in SLI, a minimum 500W system power supply is recommended.

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