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A 9800 Pro will do best on a 500W PSU with lots of +5V amperage, I've heard. A combined +5V and +3.3V wattage of 250W I think.
Haha, dang! Saw the little heatsink and thought to myself, meh, it can't be pulling THAT much power... live and ya learn.

I'll bring back a beefy PSU from work tomorrow just to be sure I haven't borked anything else.
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A 9800 Pro will do best on a 500W PSU with lots of +5V amperage, I've heard. A combined +5V and +3.3V wattage of 250W I think.
Socket A's need lots of amperage to really wake up and fly if they will at all. You can run whatever wattage you want since an oversized PSU doesn't force wattage into it, rather it makes this available if needed but I don't think any Socket A system will ever draw 1000+ watts. I normally run a 550W in mine but have ran a 625W in it, no problem. As long as the +5 rail is capable of 30A or higher for the CPU, it will work fine for OC'ing.
In fact, the more the merrier related to the +5 rail.
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I know my way around power supplies, no problem there. That's why I doubted the Earthwatts 430W would work since it only had 20A on the +5V rail.

I'm still worried that the Antec True 480W will still be coughing up blood (figuratively speaking) even with the X1300. Those 4.5-4.7V readings on the +5V were ominous. I think it might be nearly dead. A shame since it has a comfortable 38A on the +5V rail.
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I know my way around power supplies, no problem there. That's why I doubted the Earthwatts 430W would work since it only had 20A on the +5V rail.

I'm still worried that the Antec True 480W will still be coughing up blood (figuratively speaking) even with the X1300. Those 4.5-4.7V readings on the +5V were ominous. I think it might be nearly dead. A shame since it has a comfortable 38A on the +5V rail.
Na, it'll be fine. I was running it on my 200w (or maybe it was 250 or 150?) power supply without a problem. The 9800... not so lucky.
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Fail. Double post due to the fact that my Zune doesn't handle parts of the forum well.
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Yeah, those numbers are a bit out of spec, but it should be fine for a bit. Did you do the measurement with absolutely no load on the PSU? Or did you have it plugged into something?
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That was the BIOS voltage reading. Normally I don't trust software readings, but in this case I think it might be accurate. When cold booting the machine and checking the hardware monitors, the +5V reads as 4.92V. If I load Ubuntu and use that for a half hour, then restart the computer it shows as between 4.5V and 4.7V.
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That was the BIOS voltage reading. Normally I don't trust software readings, but in this case I think it might be accurate. When cold booting the machine and checking the hardware monitors, the +5V reads as 4.92V. If I load Ubuntu and use that for a half hour, then restart the computer it shows as between 4.5V and 4.7V.
Sounds like it's heating up and dropping out under load. Best get a new unit before that one causes your system to take a permenant vacation.
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Yup. That's why I traded for the X1300; much less draw on the +5V, so I can put this thing on the 430W.
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Makes sense.

Still, get a new unit for it and start OC'ing that thing! If you don't have it, I can check around for a BIOS mod file you can use. I normally run the Trats 1010 with my A7N's.
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