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I Have an Idea, I Have a 350W PSU but its BTX, not micro atx, could i plug that in, and use the molex adapter, just for the Graphics card as a temp solution till i can pay for the $110 500w psu? Or would it cause damage to my mobo? has anyone ever actually done this? or am i the first?
You have to be careful with name brand pcs...sometimes other psus fry them. Someone else might know whether it will matter with Compaq.

btw what 500w r u getting?
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and i know i need a swith to turn on the other psu i researched that.
    
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Actually, you could just pick up one of those Thermaltake gfx card psus. It's like $50, and will power that 8800GS easily. Now the problem is where would you put it in your case? You could always get another case I guess...that would total about as much as that other psu, and your pc would look hella better.
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i have a case, i used to use for my socket 478 water cooler stuff.
    
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i have a case, i used to use for my socket 478 water cooler stuff.
if you have a spare bay, put in one of these:
http://thermaltakeusa.com/product/Po...0157/w0157.asp
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When you get down to it. It's more important to know how many amps you got on the 12V rail. A 450w PSU is crap if you only have 15amps on the 12V rail. Look more at amps then watts.

I would say get at least 20amps minimum on the 12V rail. Prbly be a better bet to look for 24+

Also, be careful of dual rail PSUs. You can sometimes trap power away form where it is needed.

Good luck! Nice to know you have an open BIOS.
    
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post #27 of 49
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Well, im running it on my 250w, ive been running it for about 18 hours, i played crysis on full settings and AA On 1024x768, and i have not had a single reset, or a single problem with it.
max temp was 68 c.

I have the fan setting to 70 percent, to keep the temps down even more.(thus consuming more power,) and i still have no probs. ill keep an update for the next couple days.

power supply isnt using all of its amps, because when it does, the fans run faster, and the fan is as quiet as normal.
    
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post #28 of 49
I upgraded a Acer comp that was using a low watt AMD with a 200w PSU and intergrated graphic to a 8800GS. The 200w didn't have the PCIe connecter so I replaced it with an Antec 350 from Office Crapo that had a dual rail PSU with 10amp and 11amp rails. It is running fine and gamer hasn't had any problems as of yet.


How many amps does your PSU have?
    
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post #29 of 49
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18 12v, 20 2.5 and some other stuff. lol.. i thought i broke the card, cuz i installed the beta driver, and vista rejected it. lol.. so im back to the reg drive, and its fine.

but, i hate how they said its 1900 mhz efective. but its only 900mhz mem. lol.
i was like.. they gave me the wrong card, and then it said. next to it.. effective speed.
    
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You have to be careful with name brand pcs...sometimes other psus fry them. Someone else might know whether it will matter with Compaq.

btw what 500w r u getting?
its an Antec, or asus.. i forgot the link. i have to find it again.
    
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