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Weak PSUs running power hungry graphics cards?

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You always hear that you need X watts to run Y card, but obviously there are exceptions to the rule. I'm interested in hearing about people running supposedly power hungry graphics cards with PSUs that put out way under the recommended wattage/amperage.

For myself, I'm running an overclocked 7600GT with a 250W power supply. That's not really impressive but I'd love to hear other people's stories about this, or their problems with it.
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I had a Hipro 300W run a non-oc'd Evga 7600gt and I was surprise of how it ran without problems for the year I had it.
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I know someone who runs an 8800GT on a 250W PSU

I think his PSU's gonna blow any moment
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