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Is this PSU still good? New GFX card coming

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Andersen, 5 Aug 2008.

  1. Andersen

    Andersen Brain for hire

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    My current PSU is a five year old Enermax EG465AX-VE. Rails are as follows.
    +3,3V 30A
    +5V 44A
    +12V 32A
    -5V 1A
    -12V 2A

    BIOS shows that all voltages are quite fine and within 2% of nomimal.

    Getting a 9800GTX this week and I was wandering how the Old Powerhouse would cope with it. If not, got my eyes on Seasonic SS-650HT. Good choice I presume?
     
  2. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    It should be fine. Usually every year pass the PSU looses (a bit) some W output... but it should be fine.
     
  3. MixWizard

    MixWizard What's a Dremel?

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    providing youve got the necessary connections as the card requires 2x 6pin PCI-e connectors. If one is not connected, the card does not function as intended. The overclcoking features are disabled when only one connection is made. Some manufacturers includes two 4-pin molex to 6-pin adapters, but that setup is less than ideal.

    My only other concern would be that the PSU may be to lower wattage
     
  4. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    Oh yes, MixWizard, is correct, you need 2x 6pin PCI-E connector. My computer won't even turn on other then the fans if both 6pin PCI-E are not connected. Video card manufacture USUALLY include 1x 2 4pin molex connector to 1 PCI-E... bu that is one, and from mine converter, its actually missing a pin (only 5 of 6 pins are used on the PCI-E converter) so I don't know if it needs AT LEAST 1 pin on either connector. In other word, don't thjink in buying a second PCI-E power converter plug... 'cause I can't promise you that your video card will function properly.
     
  5. MixWizard

    MixWizard What's a Dremel?

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    As i say though looking at your system specs, id say your current PSU may not have enough juice in it. The one you are looking at is a good choice although you may be better off with a modular version
     
  6. lamboman

    lamboman What's a Dremel?

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    Get a 4850 instead. That will mean that you won't need a new power supply, and you will get a faster graphics card.
     
  7. Bbq.of.DooM

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    Should be fine with the 9800gtx.

    I do suggest an upgrade next time though.
     
  8. Andersen

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    Nah, I'll just get a new PSU with the card. Time to swap it for a beefier one anyway considering planned upgrades and it lacks PCI-E and SATA power connectors.
     
  9. lamboman

    lamboman What's a Dremel?

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    You running Linux by any chance? Just wondering why you are going for the 9800GTX.
     

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