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Cheers, should be getting that on the 27th....I want to play some games!
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Hi,

I made the mistake of assuming a Corsair CX400 was suitable for my Asus EAH6850 DirectCU. Now, it seems I need to upgrade.

I have found two PSU's within my budget, that should be suitable.
http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...=ocz600sxs2-uk

http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...021&tid=frooct

The OCZ one has 4 12V rails @ 18A....is this okay? The corsair has 1 12V rail @ 40A.

The Asus EAH6850 DirectCU is thought to use at least 40A on the 12V rail.

So, which is the better choice?

Thanks for your help,
5867dude
A single 6850 and your X4 is just fine running on the CX400.

As long as it's not the CX430, you're fine.



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That's the problem. It seems odd that a low energy using card needs a high end power supply, but other people on this forum also have a problem with this card on 30A, 12V rails. Linky. He seems to have had his problem sorted since switching to a Corsair TX650W. I'm going to do the same, probably.
I'm not surprised.
He has a CM Xtreme Power 500.
Puts out something like 350W.
Edited by Volvo - 12/25/10 at 3:53pm
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Can highly recommend Aria for your hardware purchases in the UK.

http://www.aria.co.uk/

The prices are a fair chunk below general retail price, and the community is great, as is support.

Yeah, I'm a bit of a fan.
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The Asus EAH6850 DirectCU is thought to use at least 40A on the 12V rail.
There's no way the card uses 480 watts by itself..
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There's no way the card uses 480 watts by itself..
Exactly.

The box will write down how they think you will use your card.

I.e, things like your CPU, RAM, HDD's factored in, as well as a small margin for adding some small components, thus giving you the final number there.

But really, an Athlon II X4, one HDD and one 6850 is not going to need more than your CX400 can deliver.
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If the problem is not to do with the power supply, what else do you think is causing this problem?
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The other guy's problem is that his PSU is a piece of crap.

What trouble were you having?
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The other guy's problem is that his PSU is a piece of crap.

What trouble were you having?
My computer runs fine on 2D applications, like browsing the web etc. I am having trouble when I run something 3D. It got through Vantage OK, but I did a Just Cause 2 Benchmark....5 seconds into it the screen went black and crashed.The only way out was to reboot the system.
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Exactly.

The box will write down how they think you will use your card.

I.e, things like your CPU, RAM, HDD's factored in, as well as a small margin for adding some small components, thus giving you the final number there.

But really, an Athlon II X4, one HDD and one 6850 is not going to need more than your CX400 can deliver.
You would think that, but what else could explain the problems I am having?
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