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i want to run 2xgtx460 sli and a phenom955

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...with the pure power 530w (12V = 420w)

bad idea? it doesnt matter if the psu runs @ maximum load or slightly over it
Edited by dasd - 8/22/11 at 11:54am
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No it doesn't matter*, I mean what could possibly happen, it doesn't power up, burns out and takes out a couple components in the process? YES it does matter - a 650W is recommended for SLI 460's, of which 530 isn't really even close Get a new PSU before you end up breaking your other components by running on a PSU that isn't strong enough.
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could I really damage my hardware?
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could I really damage my hardware?
With a catastrophic psu failure by a less then reputable psu? Yup it's possible
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i recommend changing the PSU asap. Get something cheap but worth it check here : http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...-supplies.html
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but it has
OCP (over current protection)

OVP (over voltage protection)

UVP (under voltage protection)

SCP (short circuit protection)

OTP (over temperature protection)

OPP (over power protection)
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but it has
OCP (over current protection)

OVP (over voltage protection)

UVP (under voltage protection)

SCP (short circuit protection)

OTP (over temperature protection)

OPP (over power protection)
Don't believe it.

Don't even try to run that setup. Why would you even think about it if everyone is telling you it's not enough power?
    
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Don't believe it.

Don't even try to run that setup. Why would you even think about it if everyone is telling you it's not enough power?

because theoretically it should work
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@dasd
Look these people on here know what they are talking about and more often than not have tried something like this and had it fail and take out hardware. So if you don't want to take the advise, take the risk, and maybe ruin your hardware. Its you choice.

P.S. a bump after 1 minute, now be patient
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