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Is my power supply strong enough for the HD9650 to HD6970 shader mod?

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Hey.
I currently am using an Acbel 610W watt ( 660W Max out put ) PSU, is this strong enough for the HD6950 shader unlock mod? I have a quad core intel i7 2600k CPU at 3.4GHz installed if that helps answer my question. Also, can the mod be done with the BIOS switch on the graphics card in either position? Or does it have to be in the 1 position?


Your help will be much appreciated.
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I would say get a new PSU, your PSU ain't exactly the best and I wouldn't trust a rig like that with it.
Look at the Seasonic X650, XFX 650 or Corsair TX650v2
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I too think you'd be better off with a new power supply...especially after reading this:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/552/9
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Originally Posted by Tig Ol Bitties View Post
I too think you'd be better off with a new power supply...especially after reading this:
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...y-Review/552/9
LMAO! that has to be the actual worste review on a product/part i have ever seen. Its actually funny to read. oh no offense to the OP
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Take a look at this link, it may help you -> http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/...graphics-cards
Acbel is not quite ok.
   
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Take a look at this link, it may help you -> http://forum-en.msi.com/faq/article/...graphics-cards
Acbel is not quite ok.
It seems that I need a new PSU...
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Well just to let you know I run a XFX HD 5770 XXX on a 500watt PSU i wouldnt go any lower try this site its a PSU wattage calculator http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp but I would not take what it says as 100% true
    
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Originally Posted by PredaJ View Post
It seems that I need a new PSU...
Not necesarelly ,judging from the link i ve posted.
   
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