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Old 02-06-2009, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default Is this PSU Sufficient for my 4870

This is what I currently have. 520W Master Power.



Will this run a 4870 1GB fine?

Just trying to Identify my issue with the card
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Old 02-06-2009, 06:28 PM   #2
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The 12V output is pretty low for an HD 4870. If it's a problem with your PSU, you're most likely getting lockups/freezes/reboots etc.
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Old 02-06-2009, 07:23 PM   #3
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Thats what I was thinking, but I am not really powering alot too, just 1 HDD and 1 DVD drive, and a WD passport external. All in an Antec 900. I mean I think I should buy a new PSU anyways seeing as how mine is probably from 2006.
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Yea, make sure that the amps needed for the video card on the 12V rail+ all the other 12V eating devives amp needs are exceeded by the PSU.
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You're not pushing enough amps on the 12v line.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:28 PM   #6
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I decided I am going to purchase this 750TX by corsair tonight

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

along with some RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:31 PM   #7
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I decided I am going to purchase this 750TX by corsair tonight

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817139006

along with some RAM

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820231145
Nice choices.
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Old 02-06-2009, 08:34 PM   #8
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Thanks, I figure it will be nice to have if I ever want to crossfire, or throw a water cooling kit in there. I was gonna go with some 1066 mhz ram but from what I hear, it wont even run at that speed most of the time, so i figure ill pay less for some 1000mhz ram and over clock when i want to in the future
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Yeah, I plan on buying that RAM in the near future.
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