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Hi,

I am giving my 9600gt to my wife but she has a 400w Power supply, we are playing on buying her a 600-700w one in about 3 weeks or so, but would her 400w cut it? Her computer has 1 320g Hd, 1 cd burner (which could be disconnected) a DvD rom (which cant) its a q6300 (not Oc but need to OC from 1.8 to 2.4 if that can be done), Asus ConRoe 945G-DVI MB, with 4gig ddrII 667, I not sure what you needed to know. But, want to see if she could use the single 9600gt ( and if it could be OC also or not).
Thank you for your time and info.
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depends on the wattage of the rails the card is gonna use (amps) I run a 535 watt power supply for 9600s in sli and no problems yet
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my friend runs an 8800gt oc on a 305 w psu, but i couldnt do it on my old 430w. rails are what matter.
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Ok How would I know what to look for on the rail? I would like to give more info so if you could help.
    
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There should be a spec chart on the sticker on the PSU...look for what the +12v is rated at
anything over 2x16a (like 2 diff 12v rails on the chart rated 16amps or better) should be more than sufficient for the 9600GT they are power misers....very low power cards and tend to leave a small footprint on power needs compared to previous PCI express cards. they recomend 22a...but I have seen them run OC'ed with less. Hope this helps!
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