Geforce 9800GT and PSU

deminio

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Oct 19, 2008
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Hello,

I'm going to buy a new graphics card.
i'm thinking about Gainward 9800GT Bliss 512MB.
whats your opinion about this card?

Also i want to know what PSU this card needs.
I have a 400WATT (12v - 20A)

My system specs are:
Intel P4 630 (3Ghz)
Motherboard gigabyte GA-8N SLI
1x 512MB & 1x 1GB ram
1x 200GB HDD
1X Asus 6600 128mb
1x DVDRW
also i have tvtuner and wireless card installed

Is a 400W PSU enough for this pc with the new graphics card?

I guy from nvidia told me this:
''For GeForce 9800 GT graphics card you need to have 400W PCI Express®-compliant system power supply with a combined 12V current rating of 28A.''
 

BlueAcolyte

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Nov 19, 2007
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Open up the case and look on the sticker on your PSU. It should have a 12v rating (or a 12v1 and 12v2 rating)
 

toyota

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Apr 15, 2001
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well with an old single core pentium 4 even a 9600gt would be a waste of money.
 

SorryImLate

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Jan 3, 2008
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well i think you need at least 26A on the 12v rail for it anyway at least thats what my 8800gs required
 

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