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Windows 7: Sufficient Power?

29 Nov 2013   #11


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I don't have the budget to buy a new PSU I guess I would just buy a 7870 or 7850, I know they meet the wattage requirement but I cannot find the amps on the radeon website.
Heres a list of all gpus
Power requirements for graphics cards | MSI HQ User-to-User FAQ
Oh wow! Thank you very much I'm going to definitely bookmark this!!!!!!! I've been wondering this but what would exactly happen if I try to use a 270X with my PSU or any HIGH-END GPU under my PSU? will either the GPU or PSU blow/start to smoke/fail? Or will the system just won't start up? I now know I'm definitely going to save up more for atleast a 80+ certified 600-650W PSU for more room.
What it will do exactly is very hard to say, some psus may die, some start to burn, some smoke, some will just look like its fine and just dont give the card what it needs, there is a lot of bad things that can happen so never stress a psu to its limits no matter what

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29 Nov 2013   #12

Windows 7 Home Pro SP1 64bit

There have been many reports of failed PS's that take other components with it
like the Mobo, and sometimes, the HDD. First order of business is to buy a
QUALITY PS with the proper amp/wattage specs for your system.
The wattage ratings for GPUs is based on the WHOLE system and not just the GPU.
Good Luck.
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