Originally Posted by ()ut[@st
Which version are you talking about here?
- CoolMax VL-600B 2 x 12v @ 18A (216w) + 1 x 12v @ 15A (180w)
- CoolMax CXI 600w 2 x 12v @ 19A (228w)
According to the specifications I found on-line, the Radeon HD 6950 2Gb runs between 20w (idle) to 202w (maximum) and thus you'll have minimal
headroom (for overclocking) if any with the CoolMax 600w for this card, be careful if you've actually got the VL-600B not to use 12v+ (rail 3) 15A just wont cut it causing your PSU to shut off...
The VL-600B has a +12V capacity of 450W (37.5A):
The CXI-600B has a +12V capacity of 420W (35A):
(Newegg didn't have a zoomable image)
Both of them have enough power, but the problem is that they don't handle overclocking nearly as well as something like Corsair's TX or HX series (or Antec's TruePower New series).
P.S. I feel horrible for what I said to you the other day as well as the way
I said it. I should not have logged into OCN because I was going through an extremely rough time due to dealing with a major plumbing problem. I was extremely tired and really pissed off all day. May I have your forgiveness?
Originally Posted by jsigone
its a V-600
as listed on the box
+3.3v + +5v = 160W
+12v total = 450w
This only had one 6pin pcie connector, used the Y cables that came w/ the card and pulled the 12v from each perf line to share the load.
I won't overclock til i get another one, but this has to do for a week or so.
Oh, then you're absolutely fine! I mean, there's definitely enough power, but of course I still wouldn't trust this to deliver clean and stable power for overclocking.Edited by TwoCables - 3/24/11 at 8:57am