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I bought a reference model open box msi 6950 2gb about 3 weeks ago. I've been heavily debating unlocking it, but I can't decide if it's worth the extra strain it'll put on my psu. Newegg recommends a 550 watt or greater psu for stock hd 6970's, so I think I'd be alright? but I just want to get the Yay or Nay from OCN so I can hold you guys accountable if my computer esplodes lol


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post #2 of 17
You should be fine. How old is the PSU?
Edited by PiERiT - 8/2/11 at 11:25am
    
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I also think your new graphic card will be OK, I was runing 2x6870 cards on a crappy 550W bronze specification with i7 860 OCed to 4Ghz.
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Yes it is.
    
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post #5 of 17
Unlocked 6950 can draw as much as 250w. 550w, if it's a real 550w will be more than enough.
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I'm running 2 unlocked 6950's OC'd to 890 core on a Antec TP 750w, you will be fine
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post #7 of 17
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Originally Posted by BALAST View Post
I also think your new graphic card will be OK, I was runing 2x6870 cards on a crappy 550W bronze specification with i7 860 OCed to 4Ghz.
Are your serious, that is just not smart at all.

The BFG 550w, is not a bad PSU, but when a company goes belly up, your warranty just died with it.
Your ok for now, just dont over load it.
    
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post #8 of 17
Should do but not really the best PSU to have and not very efficient. Try to get a new PSU next. In reality all you need is a quality 400-450W. Seasonic 520W would do.
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Originally Posted by PiERiT View Post
You should be fine. How old is the PSU?
The PSU is about 2 and a half years old. I got my entire sig rig on the Christmas of '09, with the exception of the gpu & h50, of course. Do you think how old it is would significantly effect my system after an unlock?
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post #10 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tempest001 View Post
The PSU is about 2 and a half years old. I got my entire sig rig on the Christmas of '09, with the exception of the gpu & h50, of course. Do you think how old it is would significantly effect my system after an unlock?
Potentially, but as everyone else said, it should work fine. Only one way to find out!
    
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