PC Hardware forum

General discussion

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?

Thanks!

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Video card on a 16 amp PSU?
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Video card on a 16 amp PSU?
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
reply
by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 5:26 AM PDT

no replies?

Collapse -
Not much to go on.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2007 5:40 AM PDT
In reply to: reply
Collapse -
reply
by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 10:26 AM PDT
In reply to: Not much to go on.

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.

Collapse -
Yes it can.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 21, 2007 11:06 AM PDT
In reply to: reply

But I have to add a disclaimer if you do something like add 10 hard disks, etc. then maybe not.

Collapse -
reply
by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 11:24 AM PDT
In reply to: Yes it can.

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.

Collapse -
Depends on which 7300GT you're talking about ...
by VAPCMD / July 21, 2007 11:25 AM PDT
In reply to: reply

they're not all the same.

VAPCMD

Collapse -
can my PSU handle it?
by JAK3US / July 21, 2007 12:27 PM PDT
In reply to: Thinking of this one

7300GT DDR3 128MB on a 400 watt 16 amp PSU.... will it last more than 1/2 a year?

Collapse -
Wouldn't try it in mine ....Leadtek Website says
by VAPCMD / July 21, 2007 1:03 PM PDT
In reply to: can my PSU handle it?

400-450W @ 22A and you need a PSU connector for the card too.

VAPCMD

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

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

Collapse -
Show me where it so states.
by VAPCMD / July 22, 2007 6:45 AM PDT
In reply to: Wrong

If you're so sure...why are you asking ?

vapcmd

Collapse -
hmm
by JAK3US / July 22, 2007 10:10 AM PDT

umm... I didn't ask that.

Collapse -
Here's what Leadtek said
by VAPCMD / July 23, 2007 10:31 AM PDT
In reply to: hmm

"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.

Best regards,
Marketing Department, Leadtek Research Inc.
E-Mail: service mail to service@leadtek.com.tw
; http://www.leadtek.com.tw/
; ftp://ftp.winfast.com.tw/

TEL: +886 (0)2 8226 5800
FAX: +886 (0)2 8226 5801
18F, 166, Chien Yi Road, Chung Ho City,
Taipei County, Taiwan (235), R. O. C.

Certified under ISO-9001. We make Dreams a Reality !!! G"

Popular Forums

icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

FALL TV PREMIERES

Your favorite shows are back!

Don’t miss your dramas, sitcoms and reality shows. Find out when and where they’re airing!