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Old 10-05-2005, 10:44 PM   #1
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Default Need a cheap Power Supply.

I recently upgraded my graphics card from a 9800pro to a 6600GT. My current 500w Antec TruePower psu isn't giving this badboy enough juice. I can run normal apps fine, but when it comes to gaming... it's like trying to find a catholic priest in Mardi Gras.
Any suggestions on what type of psu to get? I was thinking of getting a 520w but afraid it might not be enough.
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Old 10-05-2005, 10:54 PM   #2
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Trust me, 500W is plenty of power. You would need no more than 350W, so if there is a power problem, it's your particular PSU.

I am using a 400W, and it's more than enough power for everything in the sig.
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Old 10-05-2005, 11:03 PM   #3
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Ha! Nevermind... I'm such a dumbarse. I forgot to plug in the power connector to the gpu. Man I'm so smart!
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Old 10-06-2005, 12:20 AM   #4
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Old 10-06-2005, 01:28 PM   #5
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Haha good stuff. We've all done something like that.
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Old 10-06-2005, 07:07 PM   #6
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lol...I was about to explain to you what I had to explain to my friend that I gifted my old 6600GT to recently. His VGA died almost instantly when he tried to play games...yup, it was a kicker! People who had older VGAs or even some of the recent ATIs seem to encounter this (to me) comical episode that would have frustrated or scared to death many a DIY PC builders!
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Old 10-13-2005, 06:24 PM   #7
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I did that once on my 5900se.... even managed to limp through Aquamark3 once with it like that, where i was promptly surprised to see it scoring exactly on par with the 5200 it replaced....
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Old 10-15-2005, 01:52 PM   #8
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Almost as bad as me forgetting to plug the fan back into Words 6600GT, then wondering why the card was getting so hot so fast.
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AW man.... that was a funny read!


Been there... done that... good to know others have too!
Appears it is a pretty well traveled path!
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LMAO! Erm..
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