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Actually I just looked up the 6570 and it draws less power than I expected. You might be ok.
    
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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

I just looked up the diamond ATI 6570 to check and they suggest 500w for crossfire.
400 Watt or greater power supply recommended (500 Watt for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) · Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-
source of the above comment - http://www.diamondmm.com/6570PE31G.php

thats AMD trying to cover their @$$es. What is ACTUALLY required is significantly less.
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post #13 of 17
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Originally Posted by K62-RIG View Post

I just looked up the diamond ATI 6570 to check and they suggest 500w for crossfire.

400 Watt or greater power supply recommended (500 Watt for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode) · Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://support.amd.com/us/certified/power-

source of the above comment - http://www.diamondmm.com/6570PE31G.php

Yes and that is total bull crap. If you would have 400 watts for one card, why would you add 100 watts for anther card that only draws 44 max! headscratch.gifrolleyes.gif
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post #14 of 17
I've got an i3-2100 and a 6570 running in my HTPC on a 150W power brick. I can load both with Furmark and Prime95 and it's totally fine. 150W of headroom over that is plenty, so long as your PSU isn't junk.
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All good guys. As mentioned, I have been away from the ATI requirements for a while and just took the info for what it was worth. thumb.gif
Edited by K62-RIG - 1/19/12 at 7:38pm
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Originally Posted by AMD955 View Post

What power supply is it? If its of descent quality you will have plenty of power, the 6570s only pull like 50 watts each

tbh im not sure, haven't opened up my case yet, im pretty sure its 400w though, said 300w just to be safe
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