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After doing some math you will want a minimum of 18 Amps. This is BARE MINIMAL given the accessories you gave me and your System. This is around 230 Watts.

Sorry but I think you are cutting it close, I overrated some power draws like fans and your CPU if you OC'd it a tad, but with an X1300 PRO, you want at leasst 250W to 300 W to even think about pressing the power button.

I recommend you get a 400W PSU to be safe
    
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OK Thanks!

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I am running a crazy factory overclocked X1650Pro on a 250watt PSU. Put it in one of the mass-produced compaq presarios, the ones with a 2.0ghz sempron, PCIE mobo, ATi xpress graphics and ddr2.
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I am running a crazy factory overclocked X1650Pro on a 250watt PSU. Put it in one of the mass-produced compaq presarios, the ones with a 2.0ghz sempron, PCIE mobo, ATi xpress graphics and ddr2.
Like I said, bare minimal for HIS system was 230 watts. you have a slightly larger PSU, and a card that is not much more power hungry. I also overrated my power draw so your 250W PSU works... but his 200W PSU will simply not cut it at all
    
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Like I said, bare minimal for HIS system was 230 watts. you have a slightly larger PSU, and a card that is not much more power hungry. I also overrated my power draw so your 250W PSU works... but his 200W PSU will simply not cut it at all
It's 250W Maximum.

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post #16 of 25
Terribly sorry - I read it as 200W

You might be able to run that card IF AND ONLY IF You have these 250W on a single 12V rail, not like 2-4 Rails

Please confirm that you have 1 12V rail or at way to combine the rails

I think you might be able to pull it off
    
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How do I confirm single 12V rail? On my PSU the sticker says there's a -12V and + 12V and no "+12V 1" or "+12V 2"

That means I have a single rail correct?

Well I'll post a picture...



Hope that helped, I really appreciate you taking the time to help me.

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With that many watts its gana be a 14a single rail.
    
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Thanks. Now if I could only get a for sure answer that this thing will run it...

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post #20 of 25
I ran a x800gto (16p unlocked) for months on a 250w emachine PSU. I used an adapter as the psu lacked even a dedicated PCIe plug. It ran 24/7 no problems. Its a guess as nothing is for sure but at worst your system would suffer restarts due to high power draw or not post. I doubt it wouold damage any hardware.
    
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