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Old 01-14-2009, 05:35 PM   #11
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What does that mean? lol
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What does that mean? lol
The person who originaly posted the thread, in other words thats you
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Old 01-14-2009, 06:57 PM   #13
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Aww, i feel so stupid now.
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:07 PM   #14
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Is a 400w ok for an ATI Radion HD 3870 512MB?
No, the minimum reqs for the 3870 is 400 watts, PSU's arent 100% efficent so you wont meet that requirement. If your going to invest in a graphics card like that, you should also invest in a good PSU
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:11 PM   #15
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No, the minimum reqs for the 3870 is 400 watts, PSU's arent 100% efficent so you wont meet that requirement. If your going to invest in a graphics card like that, you should also invest in a good PSU
So what will it affect if all goes wrong? Psu or Graphics card?
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Old 01-14-2009, 07:25 PM   #16
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nothing will go wrong if you don't have enough power. you can start seeing random artifacts and stuff on your screen.........i think, well that's what my friend said.

But also, the psu will probably run hotter if you run like something that is for 400 watt on 300 watt.

You're prone to more frequent crashes and reboots when running a lot of stuff like games.

Also, if the electricity in your house is not stable (like when you turn on that 46 in plasma and the lights slightly flicker) it could cause instability in your computer with weak psu.
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