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Can my powersupply handle an HD 6950 2gb?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530

If not, what power supply should I upgrade to?
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You're just in the limits. it should handle it fine. smile.gif
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post #3 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by kuehlman View Post

Can my powersupply handle an HD 6950 2gb?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150530

If not, what power supply should I upgrade to?

If you don't overclock anything in the system, that PSU should hold.

If you plan to OC, any one these should be fine.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&Depa=0&Order=BESTMATCH&Description=%20power%20supply%20750w&IsRelated=1&cm_sp=KeywordRelated-_-powersupply-_-%20power%20supply%20750w
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post #4 of 22
Your power supply is plenty for that system. OC all you want on it you wont have any issues. If you plan to xfire then you'll need to go to a 650- 750w powersupply but until then enjoy.
Edited by Hatfieco - 11/19/11 at 10:37pm
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post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hatfieco View Post

Your power supply is plenty for that system. OC all you want on it you wont have any issues. If you plan to xfire then you'll need to go to a 750w powersupply but until then enjoy.

A quality 650 will hold. I believe even with xfire and an oc'd 965, I caluclated like 500sh watts. And I've asked multiple times, and based on experience, a good 650 will be more than enough.
    
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post #6 of 22
Plenty of headroom for overclocking aswell, unlike some people seem to think.
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i think you'll be fine.
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It will be fine, with room for overclocking
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post #9 of 22
Just LOL
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post #10 of 22
The max TDP is of a 6950 is 200 watts, with your cpu at a max of 130 watts, 330 watts for both of the major power consumers in your machine. Leaves well around 200 watts giving capacitor aging to power everything else. Giving hard drive 20-30 watts, 5 watts per memory module, no more then 50 watts to power the mobo, I doubt you will exceed what you have. You will deff need to upgrade if you ever intend to CrossfireX two cards that size, but for one your fine. Corsair makes quality PSU's.
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