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Windows 7: Planning to upgrade your Graphics Card? Read First...

29 Jan 2011   #11
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by razrman View Post
Amazing thread. And it came at such a perfect time. I was planning to buy a graphics card this week. I have finalized HD5670. Now I can go ahead without worrying if my 500W CM PSU will support it. Thanks mate.
You're welcome razrman, thanks for your kind words enjoy your new HD 5670


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07 Feb 2011   #12
Solarstarshines

Windows 10 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Well ,Hi again I have both of the undisputed brands coolermax 600 watt and a coolermaster 700watt psu both of them have ran my 6870 perfect and my hd 5770

there are alot of coolermaster brands i have used and i have had no issues great stuff
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10 Feb 2011   #13
ArtG818

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Thanks helped alot
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10 Feb 2011   #14
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Nice Thread!!!


great basics to look out for when choosing a GPU...... sticky material..???
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21 Mar 2011   #15
squidcpu

Windows 7 x 64
 
 

This is perfect for what I need... I was planning on upgrading to a HD6950.
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21 Mar 2011   #16
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Updated with GTX 590 wattage and amperage, will update again with HD 6990 numbers
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03 Apr 2011   #17
OCIR

windows 7 home permium 64 bits
 
 

just asking i want a gtx 560 ti the box say it need a 500w 32 amp I have a ocz 500w 18amp x 18amp on the two 12 volt rails amps are good but is the watts ok all I have is a i7 950 1 dvd drive and 4 fans 1 hd
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04 Apr 2011   #18
Frenchy

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Just cruisin' my favorite forum and landed on this interesting thread. Saw the links for High End, Mid Range, and Low End cards and decided to check the low end cards. Couldn't find my Geforce 9500GT. Looked in the Mid Range list, and, woohoo! Turns out I'm using a Low End Mid Range Card, so I'm good to go.

Seriously, though, good info!
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04 Apr 2011   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OCIR View Post
just asking i want a gtx 560 ti the box say it need a 500w 32 amp I have a ocz 500w 18amp x 18amp on the two 12 volt rails amps are good but is the watts ok all I have is a i7 950 1 dvd drive and 4 fans 1 hd
The power requirements printed on video card boxes are almost always way overstated.

The manufacturers assume you have a low quality PSU that would be lucky to put out half of the rated output in the real world. So they overstate requirements to protect themselves against users who buy those trashy PSUs.

You can research that card and find out its true power usage to see how many watts you really need.
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04 Apr 2011   #20
Punkster

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OCIR View Post
just asking i want a gtx 560 ti the box say it need a 500w 32 amp I have a ocz 500w 18amp x 18amp on the two 12 volt rails amps are good but is the watts ok all I have is a i7 950 1 dvd drive and 4 fans 1 hd
You're just fine, 18+18A (from both +12V Rails) is 36A total, the power requirement is 32A.

By the way, when a manufacturer recommends X's amount of wattage, it means that the whole system should be fine (average system) with 500w

Cheers.
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