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#1 12 years ago

Hi. I'm thinking of upgrading my GeForce 6800 to a new 8800GTS. I have a 375W PSU but the 8800GTS "requires" a 400W PSU. Would I be able to use my 375W PSU with the 8000GTS without any issues?




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#2 12 years ago

Under load i reckon it would be very flakey indeed. I use one and it draws a fair bit, 75w through the mobo and 75w through the psu connection. 400w is the minimum remember, itd be worth you upgrading the psu.




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#3 12 years ago

Simple answer is to try it. It depends whether it's a good PSU or not. If it is, it will probably be able to handle it. If it isn't then no.




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#4 12 years ago

I've been reading the forums on the dell website and there are plenty of ppl with the same 375W PSU that are using the GTS with no problems. I think it will probly work with my PSU.




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#5 12 years ago

Check the 12V rating on the psu,and compare it to the minimum recommendation for your card.




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#6 12 years ago

I'd upgrade before something happens to it :|