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Eagle One

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#1 14 years ago

ok, first of all im sry that i post too many help threads... anyway... how would i find out how many watts my power supply has or whatever as i hope to buy a new graphics card soon and i would just like to be sure... any help will be appriciated thx




XLove & MutilationX

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#2 14 years ago

what exactly do you have running ?

by this i mean brand and model [dell,gateway,ibm,etc.] this would be the easiest way to start.




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#3 14 years ago

mesh comps... and its not a model because u customise the specs b4 u order, so there is no exact model... if ya dnt get me check www.meshcomputers.com and have a look




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#4 14 years ago

ahh doesnt matter , i know now thanx, its 300W... yay, enough for my 9800 :D




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#5 14 years ago

haha.well good for you for finding that info out. I'm going to have to upgrade my powersupply to be able to support the Ati Radeon 9800pro i got.my current powersupply is only a lousy 250 watts....*grr*




meganerdblue

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#6 14 years ago

im running a 400 watt for my radeon 9700!

if you have doubts about it ..DONT DO IT! u need a 400 watt or higher for nehting higher than a radeon 9800! if not ur likely to mess up the rest of your comp. cost ya big bucks in the long run

better safe then sorry m8's




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#7 14 years ago

what about 350 watts ? i just bought a new case with a 350 watt power-supply. am i going to have to spend extra money on a more powerful power supply now too ??

*sigh* it NEVER ends.




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#8 14 years ago

have a look at the +12 volt rail i had a 400w psu that couldnt handle my 9800 look for a high current rating at +12 v @ 18amps would be good but you may be able to get away with less depending on how much +12v power your sytem needs. im using a 350w psu with +12v@16amps and its very stable but the 400w with +12v@16amps aswell couldnt make more than 11.25v so quality means alot more than max output.




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#9 14 years ago

If you're going to be using any of the new Nvidia cards, use the 400 watters... Those things suck more power than weight watchers and a pizza.

Usually it's also good just to get a 400W anyways, just so it'll easily accomodate anything you put into it.




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#10 14 years ago

okay, well thanks for the info all. I'll be sure to get a hold of a new power supply soon enough.