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I was just saying that with that supply you would happen to be in that curve, the curve is there, just isn't that important.
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I am running 480 SLI no problem i am not overclocking the video cards but seems pretty stable. Temps are 50idle and 70 73 load in BFBC2 with v sync on all on high settings
    
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Originally Posted by DOOOLY View Post
I am running 480 SLI no problem i am not overclocking the video cards but seems pretty stable. Temps are 50idle and 70 73 load in BFBC2 with v sync on all on high settings
op has a bloomfield clocked at 4.4ghz though. i think he might eventually run into problems if he sticks with a 750w psu. lynnfields do draw considerably less power than bloomfield counterparts.

edit: saw you have a 850w psu. a quality 850w psu like yours is perfect for 480/580 sli.
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I saw A review on the tx750w and they overloaded it to a maximum of 900w and it still ran with 80% efficient
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I ran my system on my old TX750. It ran great though as has been mentioned, you will probably be running just over spec.
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Power supply needs to be upgraded maybe a good 850watt or 1000watt if you can but overall your system is non stoppable.
Nope. I have borrowed my friends POV 480 to test out SLi with in my 1055T rig and my TX750W ran WC, 6 HDDs, a 1055T @4.2 (i7 wattage use here), and the 2 480s naturally, all day long running 900 core both cards.
 
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1. Your system won't "explode". If it's a good quality PSU, it will shutdown to prevent damage.

2. I know this is an overclocking forum, but until you can get a higher-wattage unit, run the 480's at stock till then. Seriously, a single 480 is fast, SLI'd is IMO stupidly fast, don't OC and risk nearing the limit for a little more performance. It will run fine on 750W, but when you want to start overclocking, I'd upgrade for an extra ounce of security and headroom.
Sage words from this man (and Grunion, as usual). With your system 'stock' or near stock, a good 750W unit is fine. *IF* you were to start OC'ing and OV'ing everything, you could be pushing the 750W unit to capacity very easily with this proposed setup. It may not shut down, but it will shorten the life of the PSU.
    
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Running Sli on that psu will bring it close to it's limits. I learned my lesson to always have an overkill psu. I killed my 1200 watt silverstone folding since it ran close to peak constantly. I will never power a rig with a psu that is just "good enough" anymore. Should have fronted the money beforehand for a 1500w. Get a 1000watt and feel safe even with overclocks
 
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