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9600GT OC On A 350W PSU?

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Just as the title says xD I used psu calc and atm my comp is using 120W and if i changed my GFX to 9600GT it goes up 180W So i my question is would i be able to successfully use a 9600GT?
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look at the PSU label on the side, find the column labeled "+12v" and tell us the number of amps it says there. if its less than 17, i wouldnt even think about it. if its 18-20, u might be ok.

since its an FSP 350w, i think it will be around 15amps or less, so u will need a 400W PSU or more. cooler master, corasir, antec are all good brands.

jsut because it says 350w, doenst mean it will actually do 350w safely for long periods of itme. there is probably fine print that says u shouldnt exceep 250w and that 350w is the peak output.
 

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FSP is a decent brand and that amperage rating, if its accurate, is sufficeint for a 9600GT, assuming u dont have a lot of Hard drives and other things, judging by ur sig rig, u should scrape by, but there is always a risk that the numbers arent accurate or u missed some fine print. a PSU failing can take the rest of ur computer with it, its much cheaper to buy a 400W PSU than it is to replace a computer.

i still recommend looking into a new PSU within a short amount of time. stressing ur PSU will make it wear faster and it doesnt put out the same voltages when it gets older.

start saving ur pennies for a new PSU.
 

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sky has shared the tragic experience that many of us has gone thru, luckily he didnt take the downfall.

plz take our advice and get teh PSU. save the GPU to install later, or just buy one later. get a decent psu for ~$60 and save urself the trouble.
 
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