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i5 -2500k @5Ghz with 650w psu

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I recently overclocked my processor to 5ghz and I want to overclock my graphics card an asus 6950. I was wondering if this would be safe on a 650w psu?



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What PSU are we talking about?
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Yes, you should be just fine with a 650 watt psu. I had a wattage meter on my 2500k @4.6 with an overclocked 560ti and was pulling 437 watts max(prime95).
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post #4 of 24
Depends on WHAT 650w PSU you're talking about. Good one, yes you're overkill. Crappy one...you're pushing it.
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Playing bf3 on my sig rig on pulled 256 watts from the wall. I think even with a crappy psu he should be fine.
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Playing bf3 on my sig rig on pulled 256 watts from the wall. I think even with a crappy psu he should be fine.

The real question should be can the PSU delivers rated +12V amperage with quality power (low ripple and tight voltage)? Total wattage can be meaningless if +12V delivers 300W and adding the rest 3.3V/5.0V rails yields 650W (OEM PSU loves to do this).
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Aww... I see your point. doh.gif
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post #8 of 24
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It was a cheap 650w from new egg it's called APEVIA

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148041
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So I should check the voltage?
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You should return that PSU while you can, Apevia is not a quality manufacture (known to produce crappy PSU).

Read this: http://www.overclock.net/t/183810/faq-recommended-power-supplies
Any PSU above in 500W to 599W territory will serve you well.
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