Re: Similar GeForce cards
The tdp of a pentium 3 is about 30w. The geforce fx5200 draws around 20. Then when you throw in other components and inefficiencies, the outlook is pretty bad. Even worse when you throw capacitor aging into the mix.
It depends on the psu I guess. Some are capable of delivering significantly more than rated, but with an extreme voltage ripple, while others will explode 5w higher than the rating.
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