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Hello people, I will be upgrading to a GTX570 quite soon and I need to know if this PSU will be enough. The PSU is also about 3 years old now. Cheers
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It will. The TDP of a stock 570 is 219W. Each of your 12V rails is only rated for 192W, but you'll have two of them going into the card. So you'll be fine.
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post #3 of 15
You will maybe just about be okay, but taking into consideration the age of the PSU, there is no guarantee it will work flawlessly.

I would give it a go and see how you get on. If it starts crashing, then get a new PSU.
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Originally Posted by tedman View Post
You will maybe just about be okay, but taking into consideration the age of the PSU, there is no guarantee it will work flawlessly.

I would give it a go and see how you get on. If it starts crashing, then get a new PSU.
It can way more than handle the card from a purely technical standpoint, and the unit should only be a few years old at the most. I don't see a problem.
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post #5 of 15
Go to newegg.com and click on psu's, and on the right will be a calculator to give a good idea on what you need.
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it will work as time goes by the power output shortens
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post #8 of 15
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Lol, that PSU calculator is wrong lol. It says I will need a 850W PSU to run what I have now and a GTX570.

Well like I said it's about 3 years old and plus I got this CPU OC'd so I'm hoping it will handle it. I will test once I get the card and then go from there I guess.

Worst case scenario I upgrade to a better quality PSU and my other rig gets a GTX275 to use for BOINC.

Thanks for all your replies people
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post #9 of 15
Quote:
Originally Posted by ErOR View Post
Lol, that PSU calculator is wrong lol. It says I will need a 850W PSU to run what I have now and a GTX570.

Well like I said it's about 3 years old and plus I got this CPU OC'd so I'm hoping it will handle it. I will test once I get the card and then go from there I guess.

Worst case scenario I upgrade to a better quality PSU and my other rig gets a GTX275 to use for BOINC.

Thanks for all your replies people
Well too much is better than not enough, Just don't go exsesvie, future proof ur rig with a lil bit larger PSU.
post #10 of 15
Your current rig with a 570 will only pull in the 4-500W range fully loaded no matter how hard you overclock everything. Newegg is just trying to sell more expensive PSUs.
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