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Sorry to add to the list of questions but I just purchased a galaxy GTX 465.. I currently have a corsair vx450w and was wondering if that is enough to run that card. I've had the power supply for a couple years now and it only has one 6 pin connector and I know I need two for the gfx card..

Any help is appreciated.. Thanks..

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64gb sandforce ssd
640gb caviar black
500gb seagate 7200
8800gts 320mb (currently)
Edited by Zoltan_man - 1/9/11 at 11:06pm
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What else will be drawing power from the PSU?
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Based on the power consumption numbers I've seen in the reviews it should work. The listed power recommendations are always a little optimistic because they'd rather set the bar too high rather than too low, it's worst case scenerio. That said, I'd look into a new power supply sometime in the near future.
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Originally Posted by Zoltan_man View Post
Sorry to add to the list of questions but I just purchased a galaxy GTX 465.. I currently have a corsair vx450w and was wondering if that is enough to run that card. I've had the power supply for a couple years now and it only has one 6 pin connector and I know I need two for the gfx card..

Any help is appreciated.. Thanks..

Specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 B55
Biostar A785G3
2x2gb g skill RAM
64gb sandforce ssd
640gb caviar black
500gb seagate 7200
8800gts 320mb (currently)
I did not know you updated this post in response to my question because edits don't bump a thread up.

Anyway, if you don't overclock anything, then I'm willing to bet that the VX450 will surely be enough.
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Thanks for the quick responses.

Its good to know that i don't HAVE to buy a new power supply right away.

Although currently I'm not overclocking, i have attempted and failed in the past. I only upped the multiplier on my CPU from x16 to x17, since its a black edition, and it couldn't handle Prime95 for more than a minute. I didn't think about it until you mentioned overclocking, but could that be the cause of my overclocks crashing the machine? I do have an aftermarket cooler FYI.

I am willing to spend money on a power supply if that will allow me to possibly overclock my CPU and GPU. Do you think that is possible or is that a stretch?
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Originally Posted by Zoltan_man View Post
Thanks for the quick responses.

Its good to know that i don't HAVE to buy a new power supply right away.

Although currently I'm not overclocking, i have attempted and failed in the past. I only upped the multiplier on my CPU from x16 to x17, since its a black edition, and it couldn't handle Prime95 for more than a minute. I didn't think about it until you mentioned overclocking, but could that be the cause of my overclocks crashing the machine? I do have an aftermarket cooler FYI.

I am willing to spend money on a power supply if that will allow me to possibly overclock my CPU and GPU. Do you think that is possible or is that a stretch?
I'm not sure, actually. I mean, when the PSU is taken care of, the motherboard is just about the biggest factor in the overclockability of a CPU. And usually, most boards with onboard video are generally not good at overclocking. This even applies to some that have overclocking features. Another general thing I've noticed during my time here on OCN is that Micro ATX boards are generally worse at overclocking than Standard ATX boards. This doesn't mean that there are no Micro ATX boards that are good at overclocking, but I've noticed that it's easier to end up with a great board for overclocking when the search is limited to just Standard ATX boards. But of course, there are many terrible Standard ATX boards when it comes to overclocking too.

So unfortunately, I'm saying that the limiting factor might be this motherboard. I'm not guaranteeing it, but it's certainly a guess based on how it's a low-cost Micro ATX board that has onboard video. Plus, it only has a 4-pin EPS/ATX12V connector as opposed to an 8-pin. This connector supplies the power to the CPU which means that overclocking a quad could be limited due to not having the option to use an 8-pin cable. But a 4-pin cable is usually plenty for overclocking a dual core.
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Originally Posted by Zoltan_man View Post
Specs:
AMD Phenom II x4 B55
Biostar A785G3
2x2gb g skill RAM
64gb sandforce ssd
640gb caviar black
500gb seagate 7200
8800gts 320mb (currently)
The biggest problem I see is the board. When you unlock a X2 555 it turns into a 125W CPU. 4 phase power with no cooling is dangerous when you're running a stock 125W CPU let alone overclocking. If I were you I wouldn't been too worried about overclocking until you've got some mosfet sinks or a different board. You can look into it yourself if you feel inclined, but here's an old article about the 780G boards. Not your board, but it gets the idea across. It might last forever or it could pop in 5 minutes, but overclocking would definately increase it's chances of bursting into flames.
Your power supply is good quality so you can expect it to handle the GTX 465 just fine.Sometime in the future I would look into atleast a 550W power supply from a decent manufacturer. The 550VX is $60 after MIR right now.
Edited by C.Jackson - 1/10/11 at 6:13am
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post #8 of 9
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Thanks for both of your responses.

Looks like i will be content for now but i will probably get a motherboard and psu together in the near future. Thanks again for the help.
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It'll be enough.
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