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what size power supply is good enough for an FX 8150, more specifically would a 500 watt PSU be enough?
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yes
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post #3 of 22
Agreed. A 500 watt power supply from a QUALITY manufacturer is enough juice for any CPU and single video card application out there and even most dual card setups. I think 650 is the sweet spot as it gives plenty of headroom for future upgrades and such.
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thanks, its just a CX 500 but if it will run it, great. I'm going to get a bigger power supply when I upgrade my 6670 to something better.
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post #5 of 22
Yeah, thatll be fine. I wouldnt worry about upgrading that til you have your new video card in. Even a GTX480 that was seemingly diesel powered with all the juice it drank, would run fine on a 500 watt power supply. Now 2 of them would be a different story.
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would it be harmful if my new video card used more then 500w? what would happen when i turned it on?
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post #7 of 22
at idle with a 4.6ghz overclock and two 680's, i use 190-220 watts. with bf3 load 590-660 watts. you should be fine with 500 watts easy.
Edited by thenk83 - 5/8/12 at 10:33pm
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No....No...No...
If you overclock your FX8150 around 4.6Ghz even 750W PSU can't handle full load at heavy task, it will constantly fail. look at the specs
After a few weeks of discovery I realise that most important for PSU is +5V and 3.3V max load 200w and higher
most of the well known brands at 80+Gold/Silver can give you only 170w max load which means a way less for overclocked FX chip.
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Originally Posted by Kolovrat View Post

No....No...No...
If you overclock your FX8150 around 4.6Ghz even 750W PSU can't handle full load at heavy task, it will constantly fail. look at the specs
After a few weeks of discovery I realise that most important for PSU is +5V and 3.3V max load 200w and higher
most of the well known brands at 80+Gold/Silver can give you only 170w max load which means a way less for overclocked FX chip.

What the hell are you talking about? +5 and 3.3 v mean next to nothing when it comes to cpu overclocking. The 4 or 8 pin connector that supply's power to the cpu socket is a 12v line. I don't know how you came about that conclusion, but its entirely wrong, especially considering an heavily overclocked 8150 doesn't use anywhere near 750 watts at load.
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Originally Posted by Kolovrat View Post

No....No...No...
If you overclock your FX8150 around 4.6Ghz even 750W PSU can't handle full load at heavy task, it will constantly fail. look at the specs
After a few weeks of discovery I realise that most important for PSU is +5V and 3.3V max load 200w and higher
most of the well known brands at 80+Gold/Silver can give you only 170w max load which means a way less for overclocked FX chip.

So what are you suggesting? Please tell me you're not suggesting that he get a 1000 watt PSU for an FX-8150 and a 6670.
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Originally Posted by MrThatGuy View Post

What the hell are you talking about? +5 and 3.3 v mean next to nothing when it comes to cpu overclocking. The 4 or 8 pin connector that supply's power to the cpu socket is a 12v line. I don't know how you came about that conclusion, but its entirely wrong, especially considering an heavily overclocked 8150 doesn't use anywhere near 750 watts at load.

Uh this 100%. Thank you. thumb.gif
Edited by thenk83 - 5/8/12 at 10:44pm
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