GeForce4 and Power Supply

Jerethi

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Is there a minimum power supply requirement to use the GeForce4 Ti4600? I've heard mixed reports that you need at least a 300W, and yet some people report that it works fine with a 250W.

Can anyone shed some light on this issue?
 

jiffylube1024

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Basically it works for some people on low Wattage power supplies, and doesn't for others. It depends on the manufacturer of the PS (a reputable manufacturer vs a no-name brand) and especially on your current setup for your computer. Depending on if you have a lot of hard drives, ROM drives, PCI cards, etc (more stuff in your case that draws power) you may or may not be able to get away with a low-watt PS. I'd say 300 should be fine as long as you don't have too much stuff in there, otherwise you might wanna play it safe and get a quality 350+ W PS.
 

troydt

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I'm running a 250w on a p4 1.8g with a 7200 rpm 80 gig, dvd, cdrw, zip. PCI-EEEi194, 2x PCI-Ethernet, Turtle Beach sound

Upgrading from a GeForce3 64mDDR

My new GeForce4 TI 4600 128DDR is acting up at certain resolutions. Could this be a power supply issue?

PNY tech support says it definately is and two different Dell techs said it's a possiblity

what do you think?
 

Mem

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troydt,I would say there`s good chance the PSU is the problem,the only way to find out is to replace it with a better PSU.

BTW welcome to AT forums.


 

Actaeon

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Originally posted by: troydt
I'm running a 250w on a p4 1.8g with a 7200 rpm 80 gig, dvd, cdrw, zip. PCI-EEEi194, 2x PCI-Ethernet, Turtle Beach sound

Upgrading from a GeForce3 64mDDR

My new GeForce4 TI 4600 128DDR is acting up at certain resolutions. Could this be a power supply issue?

PNY tech support says it definately is and two different Dell techs said it's a possiblity

what do you think?
Yes, Its probally the PSU, I would suggest borrowing one from a friend, or purchasing one through our For Sale/For Trade forum, as there are usually very good deals for some quality PSUs.

I would suggest an Antec, or Enermax PSU.
 
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