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GPU power requirement - Please Help

Q: GPU power requirement - Please Help

Hi everybody,

For the last several days, I've been doing a lot of research about whether my power supply can support my graphics card, but I can't seem to find a definate answer. What I have is a 450 watt power supply; it has one single 12v rail that provides 24 amps. My graphics card is a ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E. It requires a 450 watt power supply and recommends 30 amps on the 12v rail.

When I asked whether my PSU can support my graphics card on other forums, some people tell me it can, but others tell me it can't, so I'm really confused right now. I had my X1950 hooked up and running for 3 days without having any problem, but I took it out today, just to be safe until I can get a definate answer. Although I do notice that my power supply runs cooler without the X1950 hooked up.

But on other forums, I even heard people run this card on a 18 amp 12v rail without any problem and they even have it running on a fully loaded system with 2x HDD, 2x DVD Drive, cooling system, fans and lights. And many people say that 22 amps should be the minimum to this card and 24 amps should be fine. However, there are also people who say that you should follow the manufacturers recommendation and get a minimum 30 amps power supply.

To give you a better idea of my system, here are the specs.
Pentium 4 HT 524 Prescott 3.06 GHZ (84 watt)
Motherboard: ATI RC410 ULI M1573
2 stick of DDR2 Ram 1x 1GB and 1x 512MB
1x Samsung Writemaster DVD RW
1x SATA 250GB Western Digital HDD 7200 RPM
1x PCI Modem

And also
Diablotek PHD series 450 - 450 Watt power supply
ATI Radeon X1950 Pro PCI-E

And Yes, I know my system is getting old and I should get it replaced soon. But for now, I dont have the cash and this thing will have to do for now.

Andy help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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A: GPU power requirement - Please Help

You could try this:
1. Find a low watt power supply, with a 24 amp rail.
2. Use the PSU as an external power source to power the GPU.

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A:Power Requirement for 7600GS?

It'll depend on how much other hardware is in that system, but there is a good chance it will work. No way to be certain until you pop it in, but my guess is, you'll be good.
 

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I'm trying to figure out how many amps at 12v the system I'm building will require, since it seems like the true limit of basically any PSU is the amount of power is supplies on 12v rails. I have a PSU that supplies 17A at 12v and I'm hoping that will be enough. The system is pretty basic:

ASUS M3N78-EM mobo with NVIDIA GeForce 8300 onboard video
AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ Brisbane 2.8GHz 65W processor
1 SATA HD
1 SATA DVD-ROM drive
May add one or two IDE or SATA HDs and a TV tuner card down the road

I'm having trouble finding data on how much these devices will draw from the 12v specifically. The CPU isn't hard, since it draws all its power at 12v: 65W/12v = 5.4A. Let's say 6.5A with imperfect efficiency, though I have no idea at what efficiency I should expect the CPU to operate. But what about the rest? In particular, I expect the onboard video to draw significant power at 12v, but I can't find how much.

Can anyone help? And can anyone suggest a resource for finding this kind of information in the future? When I find power usage information at all, it's usually simply listed in watts, without specifying which rail it's drawn from.

I did find the following two links in thread:

http://www.extreme.outervision.com/PSUEngine
http://web.aanet.com.au/SnooP/psucalc.php

Both seem pretty useful (if a little out of date), but neither site seems to have good information on onboard video.
 

A:Please help me calculate power requirement

The onboard graphics doesn't draw significant amounts of power. You could say 1-2 A on the 12 V rail. It's quite a lot less than what a better discrete graphics card, let's say Radeon 4350 would draw.
What's the actual model of your power supply? If it's a "Ultra value 500w power supply" then even the underpowered 17 A @ 12V isn't most probably true, rather it's measured as a top peak output at unrealistic circumstances, for example a lot lower ambient temp than what it normally operates at.
 

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Is 450W power supply sufficient for the following ?
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( Samsung 226BW Monitor )
Does the addition of extra fans affect this at all , or is this negligible ?
 

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when it comes to power usage im not that up to date i currently have a 250watt power supply that came with a plain jane case , im running a pentium duo core 3.0ghz processor 2 gigs of ram and a 256meg nvidia video card i saw a new case at best buy that came with a 500watt power supply how do i know if that kind of power would be right for what im running, would to much power blow my motherboard ? i was highly advised to up my power supply a friend was amazed my computer was running to begin with.
 

A:Power requirement question

Power supply problems relate mainly to video graphics. I suggest you get a quality power supply from the list of power supplies on this forum you can find with a search. Certainly 400 or 500 watts is a good choice, if it has steady output.
 

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Hi,this is for a friend who is interested in buying an AMD A6-3650. The power for the processor is listed as 100w.I want to know what will be the minimum power requirement without any GPU attached.It will be of great help since we wanna cut cost to the most affordable one.
 

A:AMD A6-3650 power supply requirement

In a standard setup with no-GPU one or two HDDs, one or two ODDs a 300w should be sufficient however I would be hesitant to build any system with less than a 400w and preferably a 500w just because there isn't that much of a price difference and it gives you room for future upgradeability.

For budget PSUs I usually recommend these:
Antec VP-450 = $40 (This is a true budget / low end unit, It is decent for the money but I would recommend the others I listed over it. unless you have a really tight budget)
Antec NEO ECO 400C = $45
Antec NEO ECO 520C = $50
Antec EarthWatts Green EA-430D = $55
FSP Group SAGA+ 500R = $57 (this is good but it is an older model so it doesn't have very many SATA power connectors)
Antec BP550 Plus =$65 (modular if that is important to you)

Almost all of the newer Antecs are made by Delta or Seasonic so they are very good PSUs. Some people recommend the Corsair Builder series in this price range, however the builder series is made by Channel Well Technologies (CWT) which has a less than stellar record and I still don't really trust.
 

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A:Power requirement for Linksys Router

input 120vac 60 hz 15w

output 9vac 1000ma

right from the befsr41 adapter.

good luck.
 

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A:Yoga 720 13 Power Delivery Requirement

Hi mkehoe20,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
Your system need 45-watt for charging, you can refer this document and check specification.
 
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
 
Tap that kudos button if I helped.
If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!
 
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As By default, There is no Lenovo Power Manager in Windows 10 in Lenovo G50-70. So I was searching through Web and found this Support Website https://support.lenovo.com/in/en/solutions/ht103535  and https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Windows-10/Power-Manager-for-Windows-10/td-p/2113645/page/3 which States that Laptop Running Windows 10 (G50-70) Support Dual Mode Battery Firmware. So, Is this Information Right and we should not worry regarding Battery Charging just like we used to Threshold Charging in Windows 8.1 via LENOVO POWER MANAGER. I want clarification over this.





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I have following configuration
Intel DG 965 RY Board
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Nvidea Quadro FX 580 Graphic card
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1 SATA DVD Drive
RAM 4 GB (4 chip 1 GB each)
Power supply iBall LPE223-400
I am experiencing frequent automatic restart of the system and sometimes my hard drives got vanished from My Computer.

Can somebody tell me that my SMPS (power Supply) is enough for this configuration?
if not then What is minimum required?
 

A:SMPS (power supply) requirement for my computer

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I am upgrading my pc using my old ATX case with a new motherboard which is ECS KM400-M2. The cpu is AMD XP 2800+. The pc would work for a few minutes or seconds and then just shutdown by itself.

The day before yesterday, I posted this question in this forum and an expert had provided with some suggestions on this problem: It seems that something wrong with the power supply and the cpu temperature. I definitely appreciated that.

Before I throw more money onto this computer (I really don't like to do so), could somebody help me on this issues:

1. Do I need a more powerful power switch? Right now, I have a 350kw power supply and someone suggest me to buy a 400kw one.

2. I actually bought and installed a new case fan. I connect the pins to the motherboard. However, when the pc is starting, from the BIOS, I couldn't see its speed and the temperature. Is that a problem? What's wrong and Why?

Please help!

Thanks very much in advanced!
 

A:Power supply requirement for ECS KM400-M2 motherboard: 350kw or 400 kw?

Kilowatt? Thats a PSU with balls! 400-500 watt should be fine. Has anyone told NASA? All this time they've tried to spend millions on glorified supplys fort they're system,s and all they had to do was throw a few hundred bucks towards the lovely people at whoever makes those PSU's
 

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I just came in to the desktop group about 6 months ago, and a few things we do are a little odd (to me). For instance, we order GeForce 9800 cards for AutoCAD users.

But any way, we always ordered these 9800s with a computer that had a power supply that put out lesser wattage than required. So my question is, for the 9800/GTX 260 (nvidia), will it give a message that the wattage is too low or that it is going to start performing less, or can it cause issues without ever giving such messages?

Can it potentially cause issues with other pieces of hardware?
 

A:Video card power supply requirement (GTX 260, GeForce 9800)

You won't get a warning message.

Most often what happens is a freeze/crash or a restart.

If you haven't experienced any crashes, then the video card is not being stressed very hard. Normally these crashes occur as soon as you put load on to the card, but if this isn't happening, then a 9800 card is total overkill for your application.

You could probably get by with a 9400 or 9500 for these purposes. Technically, a Quadro from nVidia is really their workstation card, but they are all based off the same chips.
 

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I need help knowing if my Rosewill 750W 80 plus gold will be enough power to overclock both gtx780 ti Superclocked and the new i7 4790k that is coming out. Also, does it mean they are overclocking the hardware when they say, "full load"? Here are some sites I found with wattage use:
GPU-
http://www.hardwareluxx.com/index.p...ti-superclocked-with-acx-cooler.html?start=19
and
CPU-
http://www.digitalstormonline.com/unlocked/intel-4790k-overclocking-review-and-benchmarks-idnum295/
 

A:PSU requirement

I would say no.

The 12 volt rail on your psu is 62 amps.

One evga gtx780 ti requires 42 amps on the 12 volt rail.

Full load means the gpu is at maximum usage without overclock.
 

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Is there any software to enhance the computation speed of the computer. The configuration of the computer includes 512MB of Ram, Pentium IV processor with 80GB Hard Drive and Mercury Chipset.

A:Software Requirement

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30.11.2009

Hi,

I have Acer 5611 WLMI Laptop, Intel Core Duo, T2050, 1.66GHz (FSB: 533MHz), 15.4TFT, WXGA Crystal Brite, 1024MB DDR II RAM (2x 512), 80GB (5400rpm) HDD, Super Multi DVD-RW Double Layer, 6-cell Lion, 56K modem, Wired & Wireless Lan 802.11a/b/g, 128MB shared Grafics.

I want to know, can my laptop run window 7 after upgrade to 2gb / 4gb RAM. To run window 7, which one is recommended 2GB or 4GB RAM?

Thanks for your all the help in the regard.

DS Negi

A:minimum Ram requirement for win 7

hello

theres a free download to see if your pc is ready for win7.. http://www.microsoft.com/windows/win...uirements.aspx

good luck

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A:Windows Xp Min Requirement

Have a look at System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems.

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Why can't you recover with the F11 key? Did you change the partitions or delete the recovery partition? Did you create a usb recovery flashdrive? Can you get access to a Windows 10 usb installer?If the answer is no, but you have access to another Windows PC, you can make your own. You will need it to create a usb installer that will let you use Windows system restore to roll your notebook back to before the even that caused the issue. See the tutorial on the following web page.http://www.digitaltrends.com/computing/how-to-download-install-windows-10-iso/   

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thanks.

A:W7 64-bit Memory Requirement

Hello Jimlau,

Minimum requirements for 64-bit Windows 7 is 20 GB + whatever you plan on installing or saving to it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, I'm new to tech support forums and i just wanted to find out if i can use the x1950 pro on my computer i have. I have a p5gd1-vm motherboard with an intel pentium 4 3.0ghz processor, 1.5ghz pc3200 ram and 350W vantec van-350n power supply.

http://www.ramelectronics.net/assets/images/storage/VAN-350N-spec.jpg except in my PSU the DC output is 323W Max output

x1950 Pro
http://www.futureshop.ca/catalog/pr...angid=EN&sku_id=0665000FS10081500&catid=10524

if this isnt good enough can anyone reccomend a good PSU that would also be good for future upgrades.

Thank you.
 

A:x1950 Pro PSU requirement

A short answer no. ATI says a min of 450W with at least 30amp on the 12V rail for that card. It looks like you are running a prescott cpu. If that is correct, then I would go with a min of 550W and 35amp on the 12V rail.

Do not go cheap on the pw supply. Doing so can [and often does] cause ALL types of problems.
 

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A:Win2K Requirement

These are the minimum system requirements that are listed on Microsoft's Website.
Your computer should meet the following hardware requirements: • 133 MHz or faster Pentium-compatible CPU
• 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM minimum; more memory generally improves responsiveness (4 gigabytes [GB] RAM maximum)
• 2 GB hard disk space with a minimum of 650 MB of free space (additional free hard disk space is required if you are installing over a network) Click to expand...

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Hi guys.
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A:PSU requirement for Nvidia GTX 650

I would go with a 600 to 650 watt

That should secure good power and some headroom to Oc the card and Cpu if need be

Newegg.com - CORSAIR Enthusiast Series TX650 V2 650W ATX12V v2.31/ EPS12V v2.92 80 PLUS BRONZE Certified Active PFC High Performance Power Supply

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A:GB requirement for editing cam DV movie

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A:Ipod Program requirement

Hiya and welcome

I've moved you to Hardware for more response

Does this help:

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/tutorial/ip_gettingstarted_t1.html

http://www.apple.com/support/ipod/tutorial/ip_gettingstarted_t9.html

Ah, here we go:

Windows system requirements

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What game?

What requirements?

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A:Remove requirement for Password

have a read here
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A:Requirement to view a pps file

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Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
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Hi all,

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And these are the Sims 3 requirements:
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Sorry if this is a stupid question.... dont know much about this kind of stuff!
 

A:System requirement problem

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I am running XP home on two wired (cat 5) computers. I have replaced one and although I can see the other computer in explorer and the file folders I can't gain access due to a dialog box that asks for a password. The other computer has full access to the computer I'm having the problem with. The network is working fine going one way only. I have set up many networks and this is the first time I have had this problem. I have gone thru all setups to confirm that they are correct! ???

HELP!

Don

A:log in requirement for local network

The account you logon your machine has to exist on the replaced machine. Same name same password. You also need to have file and print sharing enabled as well as the windows firewall set to allow file and print sharing. Than you will have access without being asked for a password.

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If a drive is encrypted with BitLocker and you choose to not require any form of pre-boot authentication the system will simply boot and unlock when you login.

If you encrypt a computer with BitLocker and chose to set a PIN, is there any way to later retract the pre-boot PIN requirement and revert back to the scenario above without first decrypting and re-encrypting?
I've looked at the various options via manage-bde and tested a few such as:
manage-bde -protectors -delete C: -Type TPMAndPIN
Unfortunately this simply removed the simple PIN and instead requires the recovery key. Using the same command to delete the recovery key breaks the system.
Any help is greatly appreciated!

A:Remove BitLocker PIN Requirement

Apologies for replying to an old-ish question but I believe I have a solution.
Assuming any group policy changes relating to BitLocker PINs have been reset,  enter the command
manage-bde -protectors -add C: -tpm. This will reconfigure BitLocker into using just the TPM and delete the PIN as well.
If you run manage-bde -status and look under Key Protectors you should see Numerical Password (ie the recovery key) and either TPM on a system that does not use a PIN, or TPM And PIN on a system that does. If you try to remove the PIN by just removing the
TPM and PIN key protector the only means of unlocking the drive available is Numerical Password, causing you to be prompted for the recovery key at every boot. You have to specifically tell BitLocker to use just the TPM instead, it wont automatically default
to this setting.

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I'm trying to install SP1 for Windows 7, the beta, and it says I need 9 gig free to install. I only have 6. Is there a way to bypass this at all?

A:How to get around space requirement on SP install?

Actually you could move some files and folders to another place to free up hard drive space. If you don't have a spare hard drive you can use DVD/CD, thumb drive, or an external drive.

Other than that, no you can't get around the space requirements. I would also say that if you're that low on space, perhaps it's time to upgrade to a bigger hard drive.

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Hello everyone,
I have a Dell Inspiron 1420. I have this program installed which will tell me what pc games I can or cannot play in the machine. I asked about Civilisation 4, and I got a no. It's about my video card not meeting the minimum requirement. Can someone tell me if I can upgrade my video card, or it won't work with my laptop.All other requirememts were passed, except that. Please click screenshot link to see what video card I need to have.

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Vista requires a password when one restarts the computer but not for hibernate or sleep mode. How may one set up Vista to require a password for hibernate mode?

A:Password Requirement other than Restart

Control Panel --> Hardware and Sound --> Power Options

Link on top left - "Require a password on wakeup"

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This is going to be a lengthy post, as I'm going to explain everything I possibly can in detail. I'll summarize it all in short sweet sentences at the end.

I apologize if anything is amiss; I checked the "how to ask for Help" thread and read it three times so any goofs are my own.

First the basic stats:

Hewlett-Packard Windows Vista Home Premium
HP Pavillion dv3 Notebook PC
System Type 32bit

I have a cooling mat.

Processor AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72 2.10 GHz

Memory (RAM): 3.00 GB

This problem is complicated, and while I know computers quite a bit, I'm no expert.

I had F.E.A.R. and Sims 3 for quite a while and they always ran smoothly; never caused the CPU to overheat (I even use a laptop cooler). It started one day with Sims 3. I was playing it and suddenly the screen went blank but all the lights on my laptop stayed on. I tried a hard reboot and, and it started doing that but then the screen went blank and the lights turned off.

I kept trying to reboot; once or twice it even gave me told me that it (the computer) had an message while starting up and tried to locate and fix it but could not. I actually ended up waiting about 5 minutes, leaving it alone, and then tried rebooting and it finally did so successfully. (I'm 99% sure there were never any error codes during any of this.)

From then on, I could only play Sims 3 for an hour, literally. Not 30 minutes, not 90 minutes. Sixty minutes. As soon as an hour was up, the screen went dark and I h... Read more

A:High-Requirement Games Used To Work

gpu overheating maybe?

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Dear all,

I would like someone to advise me if I can used a 17" LCD Monitor on my very old system bought in 1999 HP Pavilion 6619 Celeron 600Mhz.
Will the LCD monitor work with the system or do I need a better spec.system.

Hope someone can help.

Thanks
 

A:LCD Monitor minimum system requirement

It will almost certainly work, there's almost no requirements for monitors. The connections need to match, and I'm sure both have the same DB-15 VGA connector, and then ideally you want the video card to support the native resolution that the monitor is designed to run at. That resolution will be marked on the box and you will want to match that in Display Properties. The monitor will work at lower resolutions but the quality will be poor. For a 17" LCD the native resolution will be either 1024x768 or 1280x1024.
 

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After updating the software version on my ipad, iTunes no longer recognised the tablet when it was plugged into my PC. So according to Apple I have to update my iTunes to version to 12.1.3.6 which according to the requirements will work perfectly on my PC (Win XP SP3 32bit). However when I try to install this version it comes up with an error message declaring that my PC does NOT meet the system requirements for this version of iTunes.

my PC specs....



Itunes link...

https://support.apple.com/kb/DL1614?locale=en_GB

Has anyone any ideas of what could be causing this....

A:iTunes System requirement issues

Hello.

Earlier this year, Apple updated iTunes and the updated version was not compatible with XP. It is not recommend to run outdated versions of XP and iTunes because of numerous security issues.

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I've read this before and it worked, but can't seem to find it now. I have multiple users on my computer and one of the new users is asking for a password even though I've never set one. I've seen instructions to go into the programs and reset the value to 0 to change it so no passwords are required. I've tried all other ways - through setting user profiles, cmd: change userpasswords2, etc - but none of those work. I don't want passwords to be required for users. How do I reset this in the system? It required going into My Computer, Programs, etc. but I can't remember from there. HELP!
 

A:Changing password logon requirement

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