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    PSU sufficient?

    Guys,
    My parents AND parents in law might be combining for Xmas to get me an 8800GTS 320meg card.

    Will my 460wat Qtechnology PSU be able to handle it on my A8n SLI with my AMD 64 4000+?

    The tension is killing me. If not, see, then I have to get a PSU from both my brothers combined, or something...

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    Re: PSU sufficient?

    That should be ample. The AMD 64 4x00 x2 is a medium power CPU and the motherboard and all other periphals should not exceed 120Watts. The Graphics Card 8800 will be the major draw for your PSU - but should not exceed 200Watts.

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    Re: PSU sufficient?

    cool. Even better, it's not the dual core

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    Re: PSU sufficient?

    IS this an el-cheapo Q-tec PSU? If so then I wouldn't start celebrating just yet Find out that the rating of the 12v line as that will be the determining factor.

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    Re: PSU sufficient?

    If it's a Qtechnology PSU then it not a Q-tec (actually differnt companies) then you should be ok.
    I seem to remember that Qtechnology PSUs were ok, not great but not el-cheapo ether.

    Although check the sticker on the Side of the PSU
    What's the max ampage on the +12v rails?
    If there's a UL number look it up and see who really made it How to Discover Your Power Supply Real Manufacturer

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    Re: PSU sufficient?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    If it's a Qtechnology PSU then it not a Q-tec (actually differnt companies) then you should be ok.
    I seem to remember that Qtechnology PSUs were ok, not great but not el-cheapo ether.

    Although check the sticker on the Side of the PSU
    What's the max ampage on the +12v rails?
    If there's a UL number look it up and see who really made it How to Discover Your Power Supply Real Manufacturer
    Thanks for the info, didn't know that.

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