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I'm wanting to add a EVGA GTX 460 EE to my system but am not sure if my power supply will be able to handle it.

It meets the minimum requirements recommended by EVGA but my CPU is OC'd and I know I won't be able to resist OC'ing the GFX card also.

Anyone think my system will run stable with my 550W PSU?
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http://extreme.outervision.com/psucalculatorlite.jsp


YES.
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post #3 of 7
I have a similar system, with a GTX460 on a 550W power supply. You definitely have enough watts / 12V amps for it, so you should have no problem running that card on your current rig.
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post #4 of 7
Your totally good man. You could run any single card setup you want with that thing
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post #5 of 7
*looks at system/psu* LOL

used 2 run a 480 in my system off a 550w lol
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Awesome! Thanks for the help
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post #7 of 7
I also ran a 480 off the exact same PSU.
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