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Old 06-10-2007, 09:44 PM   #1
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will a 400w psu here:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227014

run an added 8600 gt? i wanna swap the 7300 for a 8600gt. dont know if a 400 w could do it.
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nope u need a 600 wat to be safe
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will a 400w psu here:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16883227014

run an added 8600 gt? i wanna swap the 7300 for a 8600gt. dont know if a 400 w could do it.
I have a 400W running A 8600GT just fine
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The 8600GT only requires a 350W PSU supplying at least 22A on the 12V rail. So depending on the specs of your PSU, it should work just fine.
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oh... well i will have to wait and see.
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hey can gddr 3 work on pci express 16 slots that were previously occupied by gddr2 cards?
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Yup, it will work fine. The memory type on the video card makes no difference with the compatibility with the motherboard.
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ok. how do u fidn the number of amps on a psu? and is 400w also good enuff for the 8600gt if it has the 22 amps on the 12v rail plus 2 gb of ram and a core 2 duo?


is mid tower form factor considered atx?

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why is the 3.3 v have 22A and why +12v only have 20A. i havent seen any psu have a +12V dc output with more than 20A under it. does the capital A actually represent amps? i was just assuming.
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Most all mid tower cases built these days are ATX.

I can't tell you why the 3.3V is at 22A. I'm not sure why they are built that way. But you are correct in that A stands for amps. That PSU should be ok. Depending on the card manufacturer, some only call for 300W and 20A.

Which 8600Gt are you getting?
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Old 06-11-2007, 08:14 PM   #10
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umm so do i connect the 12v rail or the 3.3v rail now? and how do u tell btwn the two?

i want this 8600 gt:http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150229

the price is awesome and its from xfx. ima give u rep.

and i should be fine with the 400w psu for the 8600gt and for the other parts too?
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