Originally Posted by Kuivamaa
From your link (emphasis is mine).
"The efficiency of a computer power supply is its output power divided by its input power. The remaining power is converted into heat. For instance, a 600-watt power supply with 60% efficiency running at full load would draw 1000 W from the mains
and would therefore waste 400 W as heat. On the other hand a 600-watt power supply with 80% efficiency running at full load would draw 750 W from the mains and would therefore waste only 150 W as heat."
A 528W unit@82-85% efficiency like the XFX will pull roughly 600 from the wall.
fair enough, my math was quick as was the research.
but answer me this how much wattage does and OC'd 770 take? just noticed prior to your response.
i'm willing to bet he is using over 10% overclock, that would put the over 255w with would be at the limit of the 528w with the odd watt to spare.
my initial wattage amount is based on reference stock.
i still stand by my statement he is out of power.
with those temperatures there would be nothing in bios throttling him when he hit 100% load.