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My PSU adequate to handle a 9800gt/gtx

post #1 of 17
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Just wondering if my PSU will be good enough to handle a 9800gt/gtx. Accorinding to the calc my pc with that card will use only 306 watts at max load. But I was wondering about rails(Aka crap I dont know anything about). Will be sufficient, I just dont want it to be underpowered.
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post #2 of 17
The TR2 430 only has 18A on the 12V which is nowhere near enough for a system with any sort of decent video card.
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post #3 of 17
i dont think so >< If it had more amps on the 12v rail then 430w would be enough
post #4 of 17
You could scrape a 9800GT on there...just. But the PSU will be near its limit, and I would suggest you look into getting a better one. As for a GTX, I wouldn't reccomend it.
post #5 of 17
i would be safe and get a bigger psu although i think you could scrape by with that one as long as you're not oc'ing anything.
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post #6 of 17
As other said. the TR2 430 is more like a generic 400w psu in this case.
post #7 of 17
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I see so it will be underpowered then I guess if i install a 9800gt.
That sucks guess ill have to stick with my card for now then :/
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I should also note, nothing is oc'd, and I have minimal things in my pc. Whats in my sig is all thats in there except for a dvdrw drive. I just dont want to damage my PC, by putting in a card it cant handle in there.
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post #9 of 17
You'll be able to run a 9800GT, but not a GTX. Just not enough to push it. Even with the 9800GT installed, the life of that power supply isn't going to be long.
    
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post #10 of 17
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Originally Posted by SilentStryke View Post
I should also note, nothing is oc'd, and I have minimal things in my pc. Whats in my sig is all thats in there except for a dvdrw drive. I just dont want to damage my PC, by putting in a card it cant handle in there.
Honestly, if nothing is overclocked you will be bottlenecking almost anything above a 9800GT from my experience (at 2.0ghz I see a 30% FPS drop in GRID and 3dmark). Ideally you should be at 2.8-3.0ghz for a GTX to be performing at its best.
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