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Corsair VS450 450W and Gigabyte GTX 970

post #1 of 6
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Hi,
Can I run the GTX 970 on this 450W?
CPU is i5 2400.



Thanks.
post #2 of 6
Gigabyte recommends a 550w PSU for this particular card.

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=5209#sp


That being said, there is probably some wiggle room in there, you might be able to drop 50w, 60w, but honestly, why chance it? If you have problems running the card on that low of a PSU, don't expect Gigabyte to life a finger to help you.

Good advice here from davemaster84:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/352460-33-what-power-requirement-doesnt-meet
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Well it's simple. Most likely it will turn on since most graphic cards (latest at least) run with a lower clock speed at iddle 8mean when you'ren not using a heavy graphic application they will use less power) but when you start a game, or a high quality video or whatever uses your vga it will reach it's load clocks and your PSU wont be able to supply it correctly, which will result in blue screens or even hardware damage. My best advise, don't go cheap on your psu
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post #3 of 6
sorry, those VS series PSUs are pretty junkie and though it *could* provide enough power; the build quality is shoddy and not even being 80+ certified for 220v is rather appalling.

please replace it when you can thumb.gif
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post #4 of 6
you can use it , but i wouldn't recommend it in the long run
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The VS is not that good sadly, although the 970 could run on a quality unit lower than 550W, the issue is that the VS is simply not it.
    
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post #6 of 6
The GTX 970 does not need a 550 watt PSU it can run as little as a 400 watt PSU without any problems.

As for their claim that you need at least a 550 watt PSU you need to take off 28%
Why the AMD and Nvidia power requirements are wrong

That being said the Corsair VS series is junk.
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