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Old 04-29-2012, 12:08 PM   #1
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I'm a little confused about something, and was hoping someone here had an answer. I've seen a benchmark for MSI Twin Frozr II 560Ti OC at a max of 357w usage on full load, yet I notice that it can only thoeretically draw 275w from the computer, based on the 75w PCI-E slot, and 150w for the two 6-pin connectors. How is this possible? Is Hexus (site that did the benchmark) wrong, or am I missing something?

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It's possible that particular benchmark was done in an overclocked setting, which I assume would use more watts, but confuses me, is how this is even possible, with the power cables/motherboard only giving 225w. >.< I feel so blonde; I should know something like this, by now!
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:55 PM   #2
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does seem a little strange but when it is overclocked, is it not using more wattage than what it is rated for? I think that the specs say one thing but are actually tested and can go beyond what it says, thats just in my opinion
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Old 05-01-2012, 11:48 PM   #3
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Yeah, what you said makes sense, and I can understand more power being drawn with an OC, but if the cables can only draw a set amount of wattage, then how would it use more power for the OC? :| A thought has crossed my mind: maybe the PCI-E slot is the one that gets pushed for more wattage? Although surely the slot would get damaged with that sort of increased wattage? I confess that electricity isn't my forté, when it comes to computer hardware.
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Old 05-02-2012, 01:52 AM   #4
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Default Re: I have a question...

1 watt (capitalised W) is defined as 1 J/s. I think you are mixing up power with energy. You have no data on the discrepancy of the benchmark and the resistance involved.
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Old 05-02-2012, 10:32 PM   #5
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The amount pulled from the PS actually depends on the power supply. A 750 watt PS with 4 rails will not be able to push as many amps per rail as one with a 2 rail setup.
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