Hello there, I have myself with an little problem. I do want to apologys for my poor english and if this problem was already answered. I got an new Computer with an XFX 8800GT 512 MB (the one that runs at 600 MHz), an AMD 64 X2 6400+ and 2 gigs of Ram. Now I have tird to run this with an 450W Powersupply and it died while gaming. After that I have tried it with an 600W Powersupply. This also died, even worse than the first one, this one smelled burned enough to startle everybody else in the house. Anyway, I do now have the problem that I do not know what power the PSU needs. I do recall seeing a recommended PSU on the XFX Website, but that one did not include the 8800GT. So if somebody knows and could help me with this, I would really appreciate it.
27th May 2005
600W should be more than enough, that's really odd... was it a cheap brand?
Nope. It is this one. Upps, teh Powersupply was a Powork or so... That the 450W died sounds reasonable, but the 600W? I have no clue how... Could it be though that the 450 dying damaged the Computer, therefore killing teh 600W later? That could be possible, but it worked fine in Windows, but while Playing Stalker/Gothic 3 (Both should work, looking at the specs) on Max killed them. Which would mean that they couldn't provide enough energy, right?
I tawt I taw a puddy tat...
30th December 2002
Insufficient power to your video card shouldn't destroy a power supply (let alone two of them), it more likely will make your gaming experience kind of wonky, during which your system stability can suffer (or crash).
Never heard of "Powork" power supplies (Powmax, maybe?). I would suggest going with a reputable brand with 450 watts or more and at least a combined 25 amps on the +12v rail. Some power supply brands to consider would be Antec, Seasonic, Silverstone, OCZ, Enermax, FSP/Sparkle. Going too cheap on the power supply, especially with a higher-end gaming rig, is not a great idea.
Click on the spoiler below for a complete list of power supplies and whether they're good or bad. I'd suggest something in "Tier 3".
WHICH POWER SUPPLY TO BUY ??
Tier 1 can handle 4Ghz Conroe or 3Ghz AMD along with Oced Quad Crossfire/SLI With Ease. Tier Z offers quality and power unequalled in its wattage range and is second only to other Zippy units. Tier 2 offers almost as much power and stability as Tier 1 at Comparable Wattage levels with lower price/better availability. Tier T offers the high quality components of Tier 2 with slightly less Rail stability due to Topower internals. Tier 3 is ONLY Recommended if Price difference is present between Tier 3 and Tier 2 or due to availability issues with Tier 1/2 PSUs. Tier 4 is recommended for stock or low power systems if Tier 3's are more expensive or are not available. Tier 5 are NOT RECOMMENDED, but some brands have high/medium quality components in Tiers 2 through 4.
Tier 1 Brands - The Most Powerful And Stable Components On The Market Enermax Galaxy PCP&C TurboCool PCP&C Silencer >610 Zippy/Emacs SSL Zippy/Emacs GSM Zippy/Emacs PSL Silverstone ZF (Etasis 85/75/56) Seventeam ST >600 (SSI, V2.91) Silverstone OP/DA >700W
Tier Z - Less Powerful Than Tier 1 Zippy Units...but they're still Zippys Zippy/Emacs HG2 Zippy/Emacs HP2 Tier 2 Brands - Top Quality components With Top Notch Stability - For Those With Price/Availability Issues With Tier 1 Antec Neo HE Akasa PowerGreen 80+ CoolMax CTG-750W/850W/1KW Cooltek CT Corsair HX Enermax Liberty Enermax Infiniti Enhance ENP-GH Fortron (FSP) GLN Hiper Type-M >650W Hiper Type-R >650W iStarUSA PD2 iStarUSA PD3 OCZ GameXStream OCZ EvoStream PCP&C Silencer <610 Seasonic S12 Seasonic M12 Seasonic Energy Plus SevenTeam ST <600 Silverstone EF Silverstone OP/DA <700W Supermicro/AbleCom Thermaltake Toughpower >600W Xclio GreatPower Zalman ZM Ultra X3 Ultra X-Pro
Tier T - High Quality PSUs Made With Topower Internals - Less Rail Stability Compared To Tier 2 But Still Better than Tier 3 Mushkin Enhanced Tagan U95 Tagan U25 Tagan U15 Tagan U22 OCZ PowerStream
Tier 3 Brands - High Quality and Stability, Second Only To Tier 2 Brands Acbel Polycom AMS Mercury Akasa PaxPower Akasa PowerPlus (>500W Models) Antec Phantom Antec TruePower III Antec True Power II Antec True Control II Antec Neopower 480W (Old Model) Antec Smart Power 2.0 Athena Power Space Shuttle Series Be Quiet Dark Power Pro Channel Well Enermax Maximum Plus Enermax Noistaker II Enermax Noisetaker Enermax Whisper II Enermax CoolerGiant Enhance ENS-G Epower Xscale Fortron (FSP) GLC Fortron (FSP) THN Fortron AX Fortron HLN Fortron PFN/PN/PA Seasonic Super Versatile Silverstone F Sparkle FSP Spire Rocketeer V/VI Sunbeam Nuuo Thermaltake Purepower Thermaltake Toughpower <600W
Tier 4 - Not Recommend With Tier 3 In same Price/Wattage Range Aerocool Asus Atlas BFG Coolermaster Real Power Coolermaster iGreen Delta Enlight E-Power Futurepower Hiper HIPRO Lite-On Masscool MGE XG Mushkin HP NorthQ 4775-500S/BU OCZ Modstream Scythe Kamariki Sintek Thermaltake TR2 TTGI/Superflower Ultra Xfinity/X2
Tier 5 - Other than the units listed above for any of these brands, NOT RECOMMENDED A-TOP Technology APEX (SUPERCASE/ALLIED) Aspire(Turbo Case) ATADC Athena Power ATRIX Broadway Com Corp Cooler Master Coolmax Deer Diablotek Dynapower USA EagleTech FOXCONN I-Star Computer Co. Ltd In Win JPAC COMPUTER Just PC Kingwin Inc. Linkworld Electronics Logisys Computer MGE MSI NMEDIAPC Norwood Micro/ CompUSA NorthQ NZXT Powmax Q-Tec Raidmax Rosewill SFC Shuttle Skyhawk Spire Coolers Star Micro STARTECH TOPOWER TOP Ultra X-Connect Wintech XClio XION YoungYear Zebronics
BTW - my evga 8800GT SC (650mhz core) runs just beautifully on my 600w OCZ Powerstream. I suspect it would also be fine running on my other power supplies; a 450w FSP and a 400w Silverstone. Perhaps I'll throw the 8800GT in another rig and see...
Revenge was here.
25th April 2007
Corsair VX450W or Seasonic S12 II 430W, anything over will be overkill
Well thank you all, that will be quite helpful. I hope I wil be able to figure it out now :lol:
I am sorry for doubleposting, but the edit buttoun seems to be missing... Anyway, I think I have found the Powersupply (the 600W one) that got fired: Amazon.com: Powork 600-Watt 20+4 Pin ATX LED Power Supply w/SATA (Black): Electronics Does this seem good at least? Or is it crap?
I tawt I taw a puddy tat...
30th December 2002
The_Silver;4090178I am sorry for doubleposting, but the edit buttoun seems to be missing... Anyway, I think I have found the Powersupply (the 600W one) that got fired: Amazon.com: Powork 600-Watt 20+4 Pin ATX LED Power Supply w/SATA (Black): Electronics Does this seem good at least? Or is it crap?
Yeah, that would be crap for certain.
Some sites are selling it for $30 USD which is really cheap for a 600w. That's an instant indication of a bad unit. To get a good 600w PSU, expect to pay about $90 or more.
dun wury, i has 2 FL0PY DISkZ!
20th November 2005
never even heard of that brand! :(
3rd May 2005
As said above, using a low-budget PSU in anything other than a low-end office computer is a bad idea - they are usually unreliable, and on average pump out less than half of their rated wattage - which is probably what killed it when you hooked it up to that 8800.
Looking at your specs, I'd say anything over 550-600w from a decent brand (such as Enermax, SeaSonic, Tagan, Antec or Silverstone, to name a few) should suit you nicely.