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    Power requirements

    Is a 500w antec smart power powerful enough to run the following system:

    asus p5k deluxe wifi/ap
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    geeforce 8800
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    ?? will it be ok or will it be unstable or slower than with a better psu? Plan to run win xp pro x64 on it

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    Re: Power requirements

    Geforce 8800 what?

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    Re: Power requirements

    And why xp pro x64? I take it you are planning on gaming right? Might not be the best choice of OS.

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    Re: Power requirements

    500w will be more than enough for that with any 8800 card..

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    Re: Power requirements

    It should be enough
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    Re: Power requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by matty-hodgson View Post
    500w will be more than enough for that with any 8800 card..
    Indeed - a good 500 Watt power supply will have no probs. I suspect this is a 500W "peak output" supply though. I don't really know much about the Antec 500 Smart power, so I don't think I'd recommend it as a "no probs" power supply if he was running a 8800 Ultra for instance...

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    Re: Power requirements

    I'm in a similar position and am debating between the Corsair HX 520W and 620W. Whilst I'm sure 520W will be more than enough I also know that I'm going to be upgrading in time and don't want to have to replace the PSU.

    If you're overclocking & going for a GTX or higher I would consider a more powerful PSU, otherwise 500W will be more than enough (as others mentioned)

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    Re: Power requirements

    i'm running xp pro x64 on my machine just fine. i have not come across a single incompatibility yet apart from a creative webcam. abd we all know what creative is like for drivers
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    Re: Power requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by alsenior View Post
    i'm running xp pro x64 on my machine just fine. i have not come across a single incompatibility yet apart from a creative webcam. abd we all know what creative is like for drivers
    Interesting. I've heard many people slating XP 64-bit for drivers and ting.

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    Re: Power requirements

    the x64 is for the 4gb of ram, I am running xp pro 32bit at the moment and can only see 3.25gb of it, plus I thought 64bit was supposed to be better for gaming due to being able to process larger integers??

    Its not a 8800 ultra, I can't remeber exactly but its a 512mb GT I think (one of the cheaper ones, < &#163;200 )

    if 500w should be enough I won't get a more powerful one yet, I'll wait and see how it handles things

    thanks

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    Re: Power requirements

    Vista 64 is the one that you want, XP x64 is a completely different OS based on Server 2000. There's lots of threads on Hexus about it, just search for a few
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    Re: Power requirements

    I would not reccomend Vista 64 for myself. am having some strange problems in Online gaming at the mo.

    Tempted to move back to XP.

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    Re: Power requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanP13 View Post
    I would not reccomend Vista 64 for myself. am having some strange problems in Online gaming at the mo.

    Tempted to move back to XP.
    I wasn't recommending a move to Vista as such but if you must have a 64 bit OS (to take advantage of the memory), don't make it XP x64!
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    Re: Power requirements

    OS choice seems such an issue, I'm tempted by Vista, but I really don't want to have to go through any of the driver issues that seem to blight so many people, and I too have heard of unusual online gaming behaviour/poor performance with Vista, which is why I considered/am considering XP x64 (although I thought it was based on XP not 2000)

    I would like all of my 4GB of ram, I just don't want loads of driver issues. I guess losing .75 gb of RAM is not toooooo bad, maybe I'll just stay with XP for a little longer

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    Re: Power requirements

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanP13 View Post
    I would not reccomend Vista 64 for myself. am having some strange problems in Online gaming at the mo.

    Tempted to move back to XP.
    Thats not Vista causing it.
    What makes you think it is?
    I'm tempted by Vista, but I really don't want to have to go through any of the driver issues that seem to blight so many people
    There arent any issues as long as you have got weird/old hardware. The driver support is very very good now.

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    Re: Power requirements

    Blitzen, what PSU are you running in your Q6600 rig?

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