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extreme PSU calculator says i can run an athlon 64 3800+ and a 6850 on a 220W psu... i have a 300W generic laying around think itll handle it? its only going to give ful ldraw to the card and it has a 17A 12V rail apparently.

call me nuts or will it work?
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I would put it a side in my survival pack sack in case I need to make an emergency fire.
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A generic 300W may not actually put out anything close to 300w... nor does it ensure stability.

12V@17A = 204w. That PSU should have been labeled at 250w at best. Over-estimating power output by that much is not a good sign of quality.
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post

A generic 300W may not actually put out anything close to 300w... nor does it ensure stability.

12V@17A = 204w. That PSU should have been labeled at 250w at best. Over-estimating power output by that much is not a good sign of quality.

i do have one here at work. same model psu running a 5770 and core 2 duo for a long time now. 5770's been at full load since mid last year on it.
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