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When I picked my graphics card it was my first non-reference card, when I calculated the total energy consumption I used the reference voltage so my power supply is not powerful enough. It would be much cheaper for me to just get another power supply then to return mine and then buy a more powerful one. I was wondering if this was at all possible, because I can get 2 650's for the price of an 850. Just wondering if this is possible in any way.

All Input appreciated
Thanks guys
post #2 of 8
You can run multiple power supplies at once. A lot of benching guys do this.
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Originally Posted by Chooofoojoo View Post

You can run multiple power supplies at once. A lot of benching guys do this.
Thanks man!
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Originally Posted by theOCnoob1 View Post


Thanks man!

There's a paper-clip trick you'll need to do to have the secondary PSU actually turn on without being connected to the motherboard.

 

http://www.overclock.net/t/96712/how-to-jump-start-a-power-supply-psu-test-a-power-supply-and-components

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There's a paper-clip trick you'll need to do to have the secondary PSU actually turn on without being connected to the motherboard.

http://www.overclock.net/t/96712/how-to-jump-start-a-power-supply-psu-test-a-power-supply-and-components
Thanks!
post #6 of 8
you can also run 2 wires from the two points you jump with a paper clip and install a momentary switch, jst the same as touching 2 wires together. like tse can get for between 2-5$ thumb.gif


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you can also run 2 wires from the two points you jump with a paper clip and install a momentary switch, jst the same as touching 2 wires together. like tse can get for between 2-5$ thumb.gif


Thanks!
post #8 of 8
don't they also make a power supply terminator with a switch on it so you can run two at once?

This would do the trick just nicely!

http://www.xoxide.com/dual-psu-cable.html

I know its discontinued on xoxide but it can be found elsewhere
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