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Windows 7: separate/standlone PSU?

05 Jul 2011   #1
kentucky777

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
separate/standlone PSU?

hey guys have anyone here used a separated PSU for extra power and other purpose like SLI VGA? while your another PSU is normally powering your motherboard,ram,dvd,and CPU, i know i seen Thermaltake Toughpower standalone PSU for VGA but what about ordinary PSU? anyone




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05 Jul 2011   #2
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Hi Kentucky777, to answer your question, yes I understand it can be done but is pretty difficult. But, your specs indicate you have a 600W PSU which should run whatever kind of card you want to put into the machine. If you need more power, perhaps a better alternative would be to replace your current PSU with a larger one.
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05 Jul 2011   #3
kentucky777

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

hi essenbe thanks for feed back yes i have 600 psu indeed although its generic i can't even run geforce 9800GT properly with it i was force to remove my dvd-r just to run it good now im getting a new gpu for SLI so was i planning it for 2nd generic PSU
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05 Jul 2011   #4
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

If your PSU is running that bad, it would appear that it will fail shortly. I would suggest you get a new PSU from a top rated company like Corsair, Antec or Seasonic. That will be much simpler and from the sounds of it, you will be replacing the PSU soon anyway.
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05 Jul 2011   #5
patio

Vista Ultimate X64/ Windows 7 Dual-boot
 
 

If i invested in 2 pricey vid cards i probably wouldn't risk a generic PSU to power my investment...
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05 Jul 2011   #6
kentucky777

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

i'll take that advice thanks , and yeah came to think of it is kind a complicated running 2 PSU at the same time also the bootup button need to be setup too ..i guess i have to buy branded one
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05 Jul 2011   #7
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows Ultimate SP1/Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Kentucky, you have a 600W PSU. In reality, based on your specs, a good 350-400W psu should power your rig. And from what you tell me, you had to unplug the CD/DVD to get it to work. As I recall, a DVD will only pull about 20W. That tells me your PSU is already seriously degraded and you are running it at 100% of it's ability now. Without a new quality PSU, you are risking all of the components in your computer.
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05 Jul 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you are going to run 2 GFX cards in SLI, they will need dependable power. Yes, get a good one as essenbe suggested. Check these Power Supply calculators.

Afterthought: If you are staying with nVIDIA, stay away from the new driver 275.xx and go fo the 270.xx instead, it's more stable.
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05 Jul 2011   #9
kentucky777

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

thanks i found some website how to create a standalone PSU however i take essenbe advice probably i really a real PSU to my rig
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