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9600gt SLI Power Requirments?

post #1 of 4
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Hi.

Im hoping to buy an additional 9600gt for my system and run it in SLI mode. Im just wondering if my power supply will be adequate? I have a Huntkey 500w, it has 29A total on the 12v rails. I have two HDD's, 3 case fans and have overclocked my E8200 from 2.66ghz to 3.75 (with a minor increase in cpu voltage).

Will this power supply do the job? Or will i need to upgrade?

Cheers.
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Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
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post #2 of 4
Go to the EVGA website. They have listings for what power is required
They recommend at a minimum for EVGA 9600 GT KO a 28 AMP PSU
I would say assuming your PSU will be ok would be pushing it, and especially if you are overclocking if the PSU is just barely cutting it then you mighty want to simply opt for a higher-amped PSU to insure OC stability.
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post #3 of 4
9600GT is 95W so a good 450w PSU with 28A should be fine for SLI. I haven't used Huntkey 500 PSU before so I don't know wehther it has 29A on 12v rails.
Edited by linskingdom - 7/3/08 at 5:43am
post #4 of 4
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Looks like my PSU should do it. Thanks.

+Rep all around.
UberRig
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
C2D E8200 @ 3.75ghz (1.375v, 468 *4 = 1875mhz FSB) ASUS P5N-E SLI (650i) EVGA 9600 GT (KO Edition) OCZ 2GB Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 X (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 250gb + 80gb Sony DVDRW Vista x64/Mint x64 Philips Brilliance (20" LCD) 
PowerCase
Huntkey Green Star 500w Thermaltake Soprano 
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UberRig
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C2D E8200 @ 3.75ghz (1.375v, 468 *4 = 1875mhz FSB) ASUS P5N-E SLI (650i) EVGA 9600 GT (KO Edition) OCZ 2GB Dual Channel Platinum Revision 2 X (2x1GB) 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD Caviar 250gb + 80gb Sony DVDRW Vista x64/Mint x64 Philips Brilliance (20" LCD) 
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Huntkey Green Star 500w Thermaltake Soprano 
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