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    aaargh psu voltages prob

    i just got a new his x1950pro graphics card as a replacement for a died x850xt (they dont make it anymore)

    when i put it in it complains before the post screen about the pci power cable not being plugged in. tried both my pci-e power cables and the power adapter that comes with the card to no avail.

    i notice the card manual states a 450 watt psu with 30 amps on the 12v rail.
    I have a 480w psu but to my horror according to the gumfp on the side of the psu the output is only 28a on the 12v rail. (ive discovered on a website the old x850xt uses upto 25a on the 12v hmm)

    is this a likely explanation as to why the card seems not to work?

    cheers

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    New PSU needed. Sorry. Don't trust the wattage numbers.

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    thx that what i thought just wanted to make sure.

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    Get yourself a nice big meaty Coolermaster, Hiper or Corsair PSU.

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    looking at the
    zalman-zm500-hp but do i really need 500w when im not interested in SLI/crossfire.
    i know it depends on what else i've got

    pentium 4 3ghz HT
    1gb dual channel ddr
    3 harddrives
    1 dvdrw

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    i would go for the largest psu i could find, never trust what is stated on a psu for output unless its a higher quality (more £$£$) power supply

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    what sort of price are you looking at as a budget?

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    nvm i bought the zalman one from ocuk.I'm prepared to pay more for guaranteed silent. its got a heatpipe oooh ;-)

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    Re: aaargh psu voltages prob

    ooh psu is so quiet but same prob. :cry:



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