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I am running a GTX 470 with a 33% overclock and an i5-3570k at 4.7ghz, along with 3 HDDs and assorted fans. Is my 550w PSU really enough? I have heard that overclocking the GPU causes a massive increase in power draw.
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post #2 of 13
If it's the one your sig rig then yes. You are good to go.
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post #3 of 13
It really is enough, even with overclocking.
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post #4 of 13
If memory serves well the XFX PRO series is a rebranded Seasonic S12-II. You'll be fine. I have one powering an overclocked Phenom II X4 965 and a Radeon HD7850. You should be fine.
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post #5 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiaSin View Post

Is my 550w PSU really enough? I have heard that overclocking the GPU causes a massive increase in power draw.

OverVOLTING does... Overclocking, not as much. You're fine with 550W.
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OverVOLTING does... Overclocking, not as much. You're fine with 550W.

The voltage on the GPU is raised from 960 to 1080, if thats enough to make a difference.
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post #7 of 13
no ur fine.
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post #8 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by DiaSin View Post

The voltage on the GPU is raised from 960 to 1080, if thats enough to make a difference.

Have you experienced any system instability or crashes recently ?
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No, but I was a bit worried I may be running a bit over max load and shortening the life of the unit.
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post #10 of 13
Your fine, if you were overvolting it would be a different story. What voltage do you apply to the CPU?
    
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