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post #1 of 12
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Please my N00B specs below. I'm about to upgrade to a 9600/9800 GPU and I was wondering if I have enough power. Nothing in my system is OCd
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post #2 of 12
check the requirements of the card, i think u should be sweet.
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This is a great site for sizing a psu. http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp
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post #4 of 12
It should be fine, even though rosewill isnt the pinnacle of respected PSU brands, 96/9800's dont use much power so you should have no issues.
post #5 of 12
I have basically that same PSU and a 9600GT overclocked to heck, and it worked fine with my CPU overclocked to heck.

I'd say you should be okay.
    
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post #6 of 12
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Ok guys, I also decided I'm getting another set of 2x1gig ram sticks. Will my psu able to handle 9600gt+2 gigs of ram?

Rosewill 550 / 36 amps on 2 12v rails

edit: 36... my m4th sk1llz 4r3 l337
Edited by goobergump - 12/29/08 at 12:53am
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post #7 of 12
It should work just fine. But if your system suddenly hangs our shuts down a lot, then it is a good indication that you need a more powerful powersupply.
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should be fine
    
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post #9 of 12
http://www.overclock.net/nvidia/4331...ml#post5194629

I'm pretty sure you should be fine.
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post #10 of 12
RP550V2-D-SL ~35A
Good to go
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