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350W powering a x1950xt?

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817103012

Although it's "rated" at 350W, I'm pretty sure this thing can power a X1950 without a hitch, Sparkle's a good brand, and it's got a whopping 18a/16a on the +12v rail.. well, I compared this with the Fortron 400W and they have the exact same output ratings. I'm not expert but I read this guide somewhere that leads me to believe all this, I'm just trying to clarify here, if any power supply experts can leave their opinion here I'd be much appreciated
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post #2 of 12
Depending on what the other components in the computer were, I would try to get something a little better. I'm assuming it's not your sig rig, as you have a tt 430w listed.
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i wouldnt do it
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post #4 of 12
seems low.
nah,i wont do it either.
    
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post #5 of 12
I definitely wouldn't try it. You risk shorting other parts and you might even find lots of artifacts. Amps are one thing but you still need the watts.
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post #6 of 12
Somewhere in your debugging log it will tell you that the core has been slowed due to lack of power...got that on my backup 400w and my 7600gt...LOL
Lotta BSODs and freezing to ensue...
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post #7 of 12
not a chance, these x1950's draw alot of power. You're going to have problems when the system needs the power, like benchmarking and such...
post #8 of 12
it wouldn't even boot up
post #9 of 12
rofl I got a 250watt, booting up and gaming a 6800gt and p4.
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post #10 of 12
the newer ATIs chew up an unbelievable amount of power. I'd get a 600 watt PSU just for one of them.
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