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I have a 450W PSU but i have 2 GTX460's on the way. I know they wont run safely on the 450W but i also have a 430W lying around.
Is it possible to run my system and 1 460 on my 450w and my 2nd 460 on a seperate Powersupply?
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It is possible. They do sell Switches that would allow you to have both PSUs come on when you press power. or you could just purchase a bridge connector and flick the power button on the second PSU before turning on your PC.
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w00t. maybe now i wont have to buy a new power supply for awhile
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Or you can use a paper-clip to complete the circuit on the 24pin, that's what I did!
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Originally Posted by ZainyAntics View Post
Or you can use a paper-clip to complete the circuit on the 24pin, that's what I did!
thats what i was gunna do
Also just looked at the 2nd PSU again and its actually a 480w
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thats what i was gunna do
Also just looked at the 2nd PSU again and its actually a 480w
480w might be able to handle both. I used to run 5850's on a 480w and I never pulled more then 380 from the wall when running BC2, Empire Total War, and WoW.

It's not like your system goes up in flames when it won't work, it just usually turns off /won't turn on at all. Theres a stigma around these forums that you need a 20'000w PSU to run a 8500gt.
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Go to this link for paperclip mod. But I wouldn't really recommend doing this for powering a graphics card. If the PSUs aren't synced, you might face problems.
    
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480w might be able to handle both. I used to run 5850's on a 480w and I never pulled more then 380 from the wall when running BC2, Empire Total War, and WoW.

It's not like your system goes up in flames when it won't work, it just usually turns off.
yea i cant use the 480w one in my system. its only a 20pin and it doesnt have any PCIe connectors(only have 2 molex->PCIe adapters)
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1st : You have a 19" monitor, a single 460 can max everything.
2nd : 2 mid-high end card with a dual core will bottleneck
3rd : 2 Crap power supply != 1 good power supply
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1st : You have a 19" monitor, a single 460 can max everything.
2nd : 2 mid-high end card with a dual core will bottleneck
3rd : 2 Crap power supply != 1 good power supply
1st:I know but i want da extra powah!
2nd:not when the dualcore is a quadcore @3.7
3rd:
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