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I say at least a 450W if your not running a dual core CPU.

500W if a cheap conroe and minimum fans/auxiliary cooling at the very least.
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Originally Posted by mithrandir View Post
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.
Where do you think watts come from? Watts is power over time and equals voltage times amperage.

Many powersupply are listed at a higher wattage that what they can actually do.

A PSU that has 20Amps and is listed at 250Watts on the +12V can handle 240Watts. A PSU that is listed as 400 watts and has 18 Amps on the 12V line can only handle 216 Watts.

Assuming that the specs are correct, this PSU can probably handle a X1950XT fine with no overclocking.

Edit* This PSU is rated at about 340 watts @ 25C. That means you better keep this thing cool.
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