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Just got the 6870 today, and I was wondering if my PSU is cutting to the edge.
    
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post #2 of 10
according to this it looks like you've got plenty of wattage to spare.

http://extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
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post #3 of 10
Yeah it should be okay.

However, do note that all the low-end Cooler Master power supplies (everything now except Silent Pro, which are good, and some of the GX, which are okay) are very cost-cut, and most cannot deliver the rated wattage. These are pretty trashy units, but for a relatively low-wattage computer like yours it should be okay, though not preferred. Look at what the label says about max +12V wattage and max +12V / 5V / 3.3V wattage and not the model number.

Do you have RS-460-PMSR-A3, or something else?
http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/Cooler-Master-eXtreme-Power-Plus-460-W-RS-460-PMSR-A3-Power-Supply-Review/550/1
post #4 of 10
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Yeah, I know Cooler Master isn't great with their power supplies. Yeah, that's the power supply.

PS: I don't fold or benchmark, anything 24/7 on full load. Just gaming.
    
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post #5 of 10
ya you should be just fine, but anything over what your doin might be pushin it. your next piece of hardware if you choose to upgrade should be a better PSU
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post #6 of 10
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Alright, thanks for your advice!
    
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post #7 of 10
slightly off topic, do you get screen tearing at the windows 7 login?
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post #8 of 10
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Nope.
    
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post #9 of 10
hmmm all the AMD desktops in office depot had tearing. I had tearing with my 6870 too..i dont get it. what driver are you using?
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post #10 of 10
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I'm using the latest drivers, 8.961.0.0.

Actually, now that you mentioned about the screen tearing, I restarted and did see screen-tearing.
Edited by Gamingnub - 5/12/12 at 9:15am
    
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Windows 7 x64 Ultimate Plug and Play moniter (LG) Gateway (Stock) Rosewill Capstone 550 WATTS 
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