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Old 07-15-2008, 02:05 AM   #1
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Default Doubly Checking my PSU...

Ok,550w,18a coming out of 12v rail.Will it run my system (In sig)?
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:06 AM   #2
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Default Re: Doubly Checking my PSU...

if you mean 550 w then yes. if it 5500 w then your house will blow up.
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:11 AM   #3
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LOL! Yeah it's 550w
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:33 AM   #4
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yeah it will dude. i have a 500w with 18a on 2 rails. and i have a higher proc but you have a higher vid card. what psu?
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Old 07-15-2008, 02:38 AM   #5
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Is it only 18A on one rail? I'd be a little concerned then. I don't know the specific power requirements of a 8800GTS, but that seems a little low for a 550 watt PSU.
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Old 07-15-2008, 03:16 AM   #6
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Default Re: Doubly Checking my PSU...

It's A Powertek International,It Was only $50 Though. How can i tell how many rails i have?
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Old 07-15-2008, 05:44 AM   #7
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It's A Powertek International,It Was only $50 Though. How can i tell how many rails i have?
check the number of +12v rails on the sticker that contains the power rating, it should look something like this...



I don't know, 18 amps is kinda low to be powering a video card if there's only 1 rail, even though your wattage is the same as zkilla's psu, he has two +12v rails, which means he has a total of 36 amps on two rails, basically twice the power yours has even though the wattage rating is the same, one rail can power the video card and the other can power the rest of the system, but you only have 18 total amps to power everything...

I would definitely get another psu, when buying one, check how many amps are on the +12v rail(s), I've heard that one big +12v rail is actually better than multiple rails with lower amps, also, a lot of psus load up on the +3.3v and +5v rails so they can claim a bigger wattage rating, making them look attractive to consumers that don't know better, even though their +12v rail may be insufficient...
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Default Re: Doubly Checking my PSU...

Yeah i have a single rail,total output 550w,So its a must i get a new PSU?
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Yeah, I would definitely get a better PSU. I think this Cooler Master is pretty good and its only $54.99 with MIR. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817171016
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Old 07-15-2008, 09:05 AM   #10
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You're probably gonna need a better one. The suggested power is at least 26 amps on the +12V rail. That's for the whole system. If yours is a factory OC version though, it will probably need even more power. The Cooler Master above has 32A, which is more than enough.

What sites do you guys use for parts in Australia?
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