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I have a Dell 350W PSU with the rest of the specs below, would that be enough to power a X1600 Pro 256M DDR2 PCI-E ?
post #2 of 11
hmmm... I don't know. I'd probably go with at least a 450 just to be sure.
post #3 of 11
im going to say NO on this. 350w is unefficient, just think of it as a 9800Pro would need that much on it.
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id say something around the low 400s, considering ur HD,CPU,and GPU.
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post #5 of 11
you may scoot bye with it... but i wouldnt risk it.... just go get a good psu like a sunbeam nuuo or similar psu and it will be more than enough for this rig u have now and will give you plenty of room to upgrade in the furture... look for atleast 24-30A on the +12v rail....


PS: how many amps are on the +12v rail of your 350watt psu you have now?
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post #6 of 11
You would be pushing it, but you'll probably get by. For a while. Your system will stress at times of load. I would go for at least 450wt.
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post #7 of 11
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Would a new PSU even work in a Intel 915 mobo? Also according to this site

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/index.jsp

I would be only using 239w.

EDIT: My PSU is actually 305 watt
dual on the 12v rail with 18A on each rail.
post #8 of 11
lol yes a new psu will work... and thats just a good estimate, u can try your psu and if it seems to run fine...then so be it, but any other upgrades and i strongly suggest you uprgrade your PSU as well!
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post #9 of 11
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Last question, what uses more power the X1600s or the 6800GT/GS?
People at other forums said that this PSU is running with a 6800GT well as well as an overclocked and unlocked X800GTO2
post #10 of 11
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Anyone know about the power these cards use?
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