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Windows 7: Running a 9600gt on 250w power supply.

19 Apr 2009   #11
kpo6969

 
 

EVGA | Products
9600GT 1GB

Requirements
Minimum of a 350 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amps.)


Look for your psu here:

[WIP] ATX PSU Maximum Combined 12v Ratings - Guru3D.com Forums


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19 Apr 2009   #12
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

& here's the ''PNY'' recommendation.....

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SK


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19 Apr 2009   #13
kpo6969

 
 

Xpert Vision 9600gt 1gig
No idea on the recommendation.
8800GT needs 22amps, 8800GTS 26amps

Wattage link for gpu's (FYI)

The Truth About Graphics Power Requirements V2 - Graphic Hardware - Forums - www.atomicmpc.com.au
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19 Apr 2009   #14
skunksmash

SEVEN x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kpo6969 View Post
Xpert Vision 9600gt 1gig
No idea on the recommendation.
8800GT needs 22amps, 8800GTS 26amps

Wattage link for gpu's (FYI)

The Truth About Graphics Power Requirements V2 - Graphic Hardware - Forums - www.atomicmpc.com.au
great link kpo6969......

its quite handy to know what GFX cards draw while idle & fully loaded...







SK
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19 Apr 2009   #15
nate42nd

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks for the info guys. I needed to hook up two monitors and ended up going with a 9500GT. I only have a 300W PSU. It has been 2 weeks and seems to be fine. These are some good links....thanks.
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23 Apr 2009   #16
kurt

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by skunksmash View Post
the overall ''wattage'' is nowhere near as important as the Amps... if there's not enough Amps it can seriously strain the card....

i think they ''recommend'' 28A on the 12v for the 9600, but you'll easily run it on 18A, anything below that may cause problems, or a lack of performance...

just remember a GFX card is better equipped to deal with too much power than too little...due to the fact it can regulate its power intake, but if its not getting enough there's nothing the card can do but go hungry......

i bet there's not even a dedicated 6pin on the 250w..??, i'd buy another one if i were you.

b/c a working system can fool you into a false sense of security, depending what peripherals you have, that PSU may be slowly melting... & there is a REAL possibility that (if/when) it pops the surge could take out a good few components with it.....

just my penny's worth.....






SK
Your right sm, I had to doctor the cable to accommodate the six pin power supply because the standard one did not provide for it. I dont seem to be having any problems (touch wood) and all frame rates are as they were. I'm waiting for one as we speak to be delivered . Thanks everyone for your input, a your advise is invaluable as usual.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hkancyr View Post
My 8800GTX just died and I picked up a 9600GT and according to the WEI scores it is very close to the 8800 GTX. The GTX got 5.9 6.0 5.9 in the graphics section and the 9600GT got 5.9 5.9 5.9. Damn, the $460 price difference seems alot for a .1 gain in gaming graphics.
Which is to say the 9600GT 512 seems to be a very nice reasonably priced video card.
Yeah they are great performers for the price, I paid 60 brand new ($87) so cant argue with that. All games have a great frame rate, especially when compared to the 9500gs I had.
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25 Apr 2009   #17
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

How come my responses are under kurts name, above?
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25 Apr 2009   #18
Mark

Windows 7 Ultimate Vista Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry I think that may have been me, sorry I'm new to being a Mod.
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26 Apr 2009   #19
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mr GRiM View Post
Sorry I think that may have been me, sorry I'm new to being a Mod.
Apology accepted, I just hope kurts response wasn't to tell me his system blew up after two weeks of running the same set up otherwise my time on the forums end today as it's now two weeks I have had this psu and 9600gt. I'm hoping to take delivery of a new psu tomorrow.

I'm sure you will be modding with a quiet efficiency soon. Good luck!
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03 May 2009   #20
RST101

Windows 7 Ultimate x64.
 
 

Update for anybody that finds themselves with the same scenario. The psu took the knock yesterday and stopped giving any kind of power to the rail. It kept failing the post test. It was lucky that I got another 500w psu within half an hour of that one failing. A couple of things I've noticed are better frame rates (10-20) in some instances and also gpu temps are 6-7c lower now than with 250w psu. It is now idling at 45c and maxing at 63c. Thanks to all those who took the time out to give advise, cheers
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