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Windows 7: Need new Video Card

08 Aug 2011   #11
beastmaster

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

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Sapphire requires a 450W PSU with one 6 pin PCI-E auxiliary power connector for the 6770. For the 6790, it's two 6 pin connectors, and a 500W supply.

You may be able to use a Molex-to-PCI-E power adapter if your PSU lacks PCI-E power. As you didn't list your PSU type, it's hard to say anything definite.
I have a Thermaktake 450W PSU so the 6790 would not work.

thanks
will do some review searches for those cards.
Which Thermaltake 450W PSU do you have?

This one:

Newegg.com - Thermaltake TR2 Series TR-450P 450W ATX 12V V2.3 & EPS 12V 2.91 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC Power Supply

has 34A on its single +12V rail. I believe that it should be more than adequate with a 6790.

For comparison, the cheapest "500W" single-rail PUS at Newegg is:

Newegg.com - Linkworld LPK2-30-P4 500W ATX12V Power Supply

20A at +12V. (Probably wouldn't work well with a 6790, even though it's "500W".)

Here's a cheapish 600W unit:

Newegg.com - ePOWER TVPS650 650W ATX12V Power Supply

34A on the +12V rail, same as the Thermaltake 450W unit.

If your Thermaltake PSU is as good as the one above, I'd have no hestation about using it with a single 6970 if the system was mine.
Had to dig out my old order form with the parts list. I have a Thermaltake PurePower 480w Black wo/PFC PSU. It was bought in Nov. 2004 and I could not find it on Thermaltake's website. It has the fancy lightshow as it changes colors as it is running (red, green, blue,etc) It has a big plastic X for a window.
Here is the closest pic I could find on Web.. Roundup: 14 Power Supply Units from Thermaltake. Page 4 - X-bit labs

Hope this helps. As I said it is an old system bought back in fall of 2004. Cannot wait to get my new SB system next year.


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08 Aug 2011   #12
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
Had to dig out my old order form with the parts list. I have a Thermaltake PurePower 480w Black wo/PFC PSU. It was bought in Nov. 2004 and I could not find it on Thermaltake's website. It has the fancy lightshow as it changes colors as it is running (red, green, blue,etc) It has a big plastic X for a window.
Here is the closest pic I could find on Web.. Roundup: 14 Power Supply Units from Thermaltake. Page 4 - X-bit labs

Hope this helps. As I said it is an old system bought back in fall of 2004. Cannot wait to get my new SB system next year.
Yikes. Is it this one?

Pure Power Power Supply Series-W0013/14

(Only 18A on the +12V line. Not the best for a 480W PSU.)
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08 Aug 2011   #13
beastmaster

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bobkn View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by beastmaster View Post
Had to dig out my old order form with the parts list. I have a Thermaltake PurePower 480w Black wo/PFC PSU. It was bought in Nov. 2004 and I could not find it on Thermaltake's website. It has the fancy lightshow as it changes colors as it is running (red, green, blue,etc) It has a big plastic X for a window.
Here is the closest pic I could find on Web.. Roundup: 14 Power Supply Units from Thermaltake. Page 4 - X-bit labs

Hope this helps. As I said it is an old system bought back in fall of 2004. Cannot wait to get my new SB system next year.
Yikes. Is it this one?

Pure Power Power Supply Series-W0013/14

(Only 18A on the +12V line. Not the best for a 480W PSU.)
I believe so. Pic looks correct. It's the WOO14 one(Black)
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