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I have a 500w PSU currently running my rig, but if i try to use it to power both slots of my video card the 12v rail ***** the bed. So i found this old PSU lying in my drawers and if i use it to power the other half of my video card will it work?
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post #2 of 18
If it's of the same style and vintage as your current one... No. Not well, and possibly not at all.
post #3 of 18
It depends on the PSU. It's possible, but by no means ideal. You'd have to figure out a way to turn them both on at the same time, so you'd have to jump the spare one with a paperclip or similar before you could start the PC.

I've done this, I can post some pictures. If you'd like.

You are better off just getting one decent PSU, for sure.
    
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It depends on the PSU. It's possible, but by no means ideal. You'd have to figure out a way to turn them both on at the same time, so you'd have to jump the spare one with a paperclip or similar before you could start the PC.

I've done this, I can post some pictures. If you'd like.

You are better off just getting one decent PSU, for sure.
uhm.well this is embarassing, thanks for the advice.
But................i was just informed by my pain in the brother that he trolled the out of my thread after i went to bed, so to all who got trolled by that little, i formally apologize.
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wheres my thread about my PSU? I cant find it.
It got deleted because you were trolling and insulting other members. Or do you have amnesia?
post #6 of 18
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It got deleted because you were trolling and insulting other members. Or do you have amnesia?
i already explained and apologized for that, in case u didnt read its about 2 posts up.
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I've heard that one before,

Anyhow, back on topic?
    
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post #8 of 18
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i already explained and apologized for that, in case u didnt read its about 2 posts up.
We posted at the same time.



I don't know if I believe that, it seemed like a steady progression. Tell me where in this sequence your brother took over:

"I have a crappy PSU, help"
"I don't want to spend any money on a replacement"
"What about X crappy PSU?"
"What about X other crappy PSU?"
"Why are you shooting down all these crappy PSUs?"
"You're just shooting down X crap PSUs because you're elitist"
"I'm just going to get X PSU anyway"
"Oh yeah I'm using a 5850 for my games at 800x600"
"I got the 5850 because it's the second best GPU ATI ever made"
"ATI and AMD aren't the same thing"
"No they aren't IDIOTS"
*nonsensical trolling*
"I tracked your IP, I'm going to DDOS you!"
"I'm going to DDOS you using ping from cmd!"
*everyone laughs at you*
*incoherent trolling and swearing*
*thread deleted*
post #9 of 18
When I got my 2nd 4870 I had an unworthy PSU and used an old 450watt to power the 2nd card, until I got a better PSU. Worked fine, there is a post in the Power supply section on how to power up PSU.

http://www.overclock.net/power-suppl...ply-guide.html
    
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post #10 of 18
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
We posted at the same time.



I don't know if I believe that, it seemed like a steady progression. Tell me where in this sequence your brother took over:

"I have a crappy PSU, help"
"I don't want to spend any money on a replacement"
"What about X crappy PSU?"
"What about X other crappy PSU?"
"Why are you shooting down all these crappy PSUs?"
"You're just shooting down X crap PSUs because you're elitist"
"I'm just going to get X PSU anyway"
"Oh yeah I'm using a 5850 for my games at 800x600"
"I got the 5850 because it's the second best GPU ATI ever made"
"ATI and AMD aren't the same thing"
"No they aren't IDIOTS"
*nonsensical trolling*
"I tracked your IP, I'm going to DDOS you!"
"I'm going to DDOS you using ping from cmd!"
*everyone laughs at you*
*incoherent trolling and swearing*
*thread deleted*
i dont remember saying anything about second best GPU's, after i was talking bout 8x6 res i went to bed cuz i was bored.
He was down in my room watching tv so as soon as i left he prob got on.
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