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So today I just got my MSI N580GTX Lighting.
One of my worries was that my Chill Innovatiosn 520W couldn't handle it on full load and that it would just shut down.

Anyways, took my GTX460 1GB out and in with the 580GTX Lighting.
Booted up, installed 280 drivers and started realtemp, cpu-z, intelburntest and msi afterburner.

Took IBT on maximum, 5 runs with 16GB ram.
After 55 minutes the computer was still running! drum.gif

Furmark is 2560x1600 windowed, 8x MSAA, Burn-in and Dynamic background.

stable520watt580gtxligh.jpg

Mission Accomplished! cool.gif

I guess 100% load on cpu and 99% load on GPU.. there's no way it would shutdown in games now?
I noticed that it only used 400mb of the memory, but it shouldnt demand more power by using all 1.5gb right? lol

So what do you think?
Nvidia recommends 600watt PSU and the manual in the case from MSI recommended 700watt biggrin.gif and here I am running i7-2600k and a 580GTX on 520watt!

Are there other more PSU troubleshooting programs than this I can test with to be 110% sure? I don't really have any tools IRL to test the watt outage on the psu.

The rig I tested with is the one in my sig!
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post #2 of 10
I would try not and overclock anything though..
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IBT and Furmark at once? Normal use will never reach that load. However, don't OC too much. A good OC on that CPU will make it use 175 W instead of 95 W and the GPU isn't much better. Even my PC can hit 450 W with Furmark and Prime.
Edited by B!0HaZard - 8/16/11 at 12:04pm
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The PSU is probably working at nearly max alr. Won't recommend keeping the PSU that way honestly.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by sloppyjoe123;14604165 
The PSU is probably working at nearly max alr. Won't recommend keeping the PSU that way honestly.

+1, It works, but for how long? A little ways down the road I can almost guarantee that you'll be sitting at your computer and you'll hear a loud pop and start to smell burning electronics. So, it works, but I'd advise looking into getting a new PSU.
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Furmark should be just about accurate for power draw but even for that it is a flawed test due to OCP. Basically your 580 was toeing the line of what it says it's power draw is, it's actually possible that it's power draw will be higher in actual games where it is not being throttled by OCP than the average power draw you experienced in Furmark.
Edited by juano - 8/17/11 at 1:43am
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It'll be fine. You are well under your wattage I garauntee you. I ran a single GTX 580 on my hx520 watt for months and now I run SLI 580's overclocked on my sig rig with a 650 watt supply. No problems with either setup. If the power supply is quality it should have no problems running near its peak wattage as these parts are rated to do so.
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Check the PSU temp. If its to hot to hold your hand on then you need to swap it out ASAP.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by djpheer;14612391 
It'll be fine. You are well under your wattage I garauntee you. I ran a single GTX 580 on my hx520 watt for months and now I run SLI 580's overclocked on my sig rig with a 650 watt supply. No problems with either setup. If the power supply is quality it should have no problems running near its peak wattage as these parts are rated to do so.

^ This.
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2600K at 1.145 and 3.8ghz only uses 114w so no worries.
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