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If i jump that PSU and plug in to my 9800 it should provide enough power for temporary use right(Just powering the card, few hours at MOST)? Im going to go test my card on my other comp, happens to be an Alienware, but it has a 610w Enermax PSU that i dont trust to power everything in the system including this card.

The PSU is a little old (CX550, the one im asking about) But checks out on a volt meter and the only thing "wrong" with it is a whiney fan.
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whats wrong with the enermax i got a enermax 460 whisperquiet that i put thru alot and still runs great. But you should be able to jump the psu just make sure you have somthing on it otherwise you will kill it.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Bal3Wolf View Post
But you should be able to jump the psu just make sure you have somthing on it otherwise you will kill it.
You need a load on the 3.3/5v rail for cross-loading. Two HDs should be enough.
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It just so happens i have 2 HDD laying on my desk down there....

Thanks both!
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A 610W couldn't take it?

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A 610W couldn't take it?

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It prolly could, im just wondering htis cause its older, prolly close to 5 or more years by now.
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OK, the PSU is sure an Enermax, The whole shell is brushed brass.

Its a 660w, but the rails are rated as follows.

+12v1@14amps +12v2@16amps +12v3@18amps +12v4@16amps.

The PSU has Zilch PCI-e power connectors, adn the only way the cards that are in there now are being powered is through 2 4pin to 6pin adapters. What do you guys think?
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