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so you think i could run a 8800GS on this with no stability issues ?

or even a 3850 ?
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offhand, probably you're better off with a 3850 power consumption-wise... i have no idea how much the crockpot (8800GS) draws
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If this is a good 400W with 26A, base on what you have, it should be able to handle G92 GPU like 8800GS (136w), 8800GT (105w), 8800GTS (145w) or 9600GT (95w) and HD3850 (95w) with moderate OC.
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If this is a good 400W with 26A, base on what you have, it should be able to handle G92 GPU like 8800GS (136w), 8800GT (105w), 8800GTS (145w) or 9600GT (95w) and HD3850 (95w) with moderate OC.
Eh?
The GS draws more power than the GT?

I didn't know that
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If this is a good 400W with 26A, base on what you have, it should be able to handle G92 GPU like 8800GS (136w), 8800GT (105w), 8800GTS (145w) or 9600GT (95w) and HD3850 (95w) with moderate OC.
what if it only has 19A
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there is no stick on it

and my cpu is at 3.0Ghz currently

here is the PSU -

19A

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171007
There is always a sticker, it mandatory by law.
Did you remove it to see if its in the back side of the PS?
    
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There is always a sticker, it mandatory by law.
Did you remove it to see if its in the back side of the PS?
hmm i did that now , and yes there is one on the top

here is a pic

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I run an overclocked quad core, an overclocked G80 GTS and a water cooling on a 500watt PS with 16amp and 14amp rails...
    
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hmm i did that now , and yes there is one on the top

here is a pic

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Wow. A 400W only has less 200w toward to the 12v rail. Then you should look for a 95W or less GPU or upgrade your PSU. Corsair vx or tx is a good option with good price. May take a look at the 550vx.
post #20 of 25
19A? id say a radeon 3870, i doubt the 3850 uses a good amount less power. but, if you want to play it safe, that ECS 8600gt 512 GDDR3 for $90 is your best bet
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814134039
anything is better than that 8400GS. a 8600gt should be like 4 or 5 times as powerful. it has two times as much stream processors and like 4x as much memory bandwidth (128bit 1600mhz vs 64bit 800mhz)
you could just get a 8800GTS 512, if your pc doesnt power up, get a new psu, but i dont know if thats in your budget. but if you sell your 8400GS for $25, your 8600 would only cost $65.
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