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Windows 7: GTX 470 & 680 watt PSU

02 Jan 2011   #1
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 
GTX 470 & 680 watt PSU

so i'm going to be upgrading my GPU soon. do you guys think that my PSU, 680 watt, can handle a GTX 470?


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02 Jan 2011   #2
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Depends on how many Amps your PSU delivers into the +12V Rail, could you tell me the model of the PSU, please?

But most likely, it will handle it, i just want to be sure...
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02 Jan 2011   #3
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

its an Echo Star brand, i bought it a long time ago and don't remember anything else about it aside from the brand and it's wattage.

also, the GPU i'm looking at requires a minimum of a 550 watt PSU so i should be good. Right?
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02 Jan 2011   #4
sygnus21

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You should be good to go.

BTW you can get the information off your power supply and google it.

Good luck.
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02 Jan 2011   #5
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

OK, let me check the manufacturer's website to see if i can find any documentation for the PSU, but most likely it's not the wattage of the psu that matters, sometimes you could have a poor 3000w PSU, but a GOOD 550w PSU will outperform...

Sygnus could you help me out here?

Quote:
Specifications:
  • Model: Echo Star 680W Dual Fan ATX Power Supply
  • Item No: C0843
  • General Features:
    • 680 watts total power
    • Dual fans
    • High efficiency
    • Short circuit protection
    • Over current protection
    • Over power protection
    • 100% full load burn in
  • Connectors:
    • 1 x 14-inch 20/24 pin ATX power connector
    • 1 x 14-inch 4-pin ATX 12V power connector
    • 4 x Large 4-pin Molex power connectors
    • 1 x Small 4-pin power connector
    • 1 x SATA connector
  • Power Specifications:
    • 115V, 230V switchable power supply
    • +3.3V,45A
    • +5V, 50A
    • +12V, 22A
    • -12V, 0.8A
    • -5V, 0.5A
    • +5Vsb, 2.A
  • Unit Dimensions:
    • 3.25" x 6" x 5.5" (H x W x D)
  • Retail Package Includes:
    • Echo Star 680-Watt ATX Power Supply
    • Power Cord
Do you think 22amps on the +12v rail is enough to handle a GTX 470? personally, i don't think it could... what do you think?
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02 Jan 2011   #6
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whiplash View Post
its an Echo Star brand, i bought it a long time ago and don't remember anything else about it aside from the brand and it's wattage.

also, the GPU i'm looking at requires a minimum of a 550 watt PSU so i should be good. Right?
Power supplies output drops about 10% per year of age....also is the rating based on peak output or constant?
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02 Jan 2011   #7
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Here! it won't be enough power for a GTX 470

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Recommended Power Supply

Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 470


  • On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit. We recommend at least 35 Amps in total available on the +12 volts rails (accumulated).
I'd recommend you this PSU:

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-650TX 650W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply

Or this one for even more room to add more stuff, and it's only 10$ extra..

Newegg.com - CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
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02 Jan 2011   #8
Ivan the SoSo

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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02 Jan 2011   #9
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Hmm, personally i don't like Rosewill PSU, they're cheap and everything but i don't know, i've heard bad reviews (never tried one personally) and the other thing is: i like single +12v rail PSU! the Rosewill has 2 +12v and you have to balance them.. with the Corsair you don't have that issue.. one single +12V rail with 60A on it, throw it anything you like of course it's a little bit more expensive than the Rosewill.. that's the only downside
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02 Jan 2011   #10
whiplash

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Ubuntu Linux
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Punkster View Post
Here! it won't be enough power for a GTX 470

Quote:
Recommended Power Supply

Here is Guru3D's power supply recommendation:

GeForce GTX 470


  • On your average system the card requires you to have a 550 Watt power supply unit. We recommend at least 35 Amps in total available on the +12 volts rails (accumulated).
hmmm, so i need a better PSU. my wattage is good so i don't NEED to upgrade that. i just need to upgrade my amperage on the +12.
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