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Old 05-04-2008, 06:09 PM   #1
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My question is can my computer handle sli with 8600 gt?

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Motherboard: ASUS M2N32-SLI
Processor:AMD Athlon 64 x2 5200+ windsor 2.6 Ghz
Video Card: 8600 gt 256mb
Power: Silencer 610 (pc power and cooling)
Memory: 2GB (getting 4 soon)

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Old 05-04-2008, 06:29 PM   #2
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Yes it can

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Old 05-04-2008, 06:39 PM   #3
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Yup, the PC Power and Cooling 610 PSU has plenty of power for an 8600GT SLI setup.

Here's everything you'll need to know about SLI: SLI Zone
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Old 05-04-2008, 06:40 PM   #4
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so my power supply can handle it right?


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Old 05-04-2008, 06:45 PM   #5
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Yes. An 8600GT SLI setup needs at least a 400W power supply with 24A on the 12V rail. Your Silencer 610 supplies 610W with 49A on the 12V rail. (It's SLI certified too.)
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Old 05-04-2008, 07:09 PM   #6
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All that certification crap is just marketing BS. Most PSU's these days have the connectors needed for SLI anyway.
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Your right cabbspapp, most do have PCIe connectors. But many do not have the needed watts and amperage to supply an SLI setup stably.
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There are plenty of power supplies capable of running a SLI setup, and for under $100.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817128014
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Old 05-04-2008, 08:49 PM   #9
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His current PSU is amazing, no need to upgrade. The best PSU for under $100 would probably be this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371002

54A on the +12V rail (it says it's 3 separate rails, but it is really only one, which is better)
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