graphics card power required

  jezzabevan 15:01 07 Jan 2007

Waiting for delivery of a new XFX GeForce 7600 GS graphics card. How do I find out what is the minimum power supply this requires - had a look on XFX web site but can't find any info there???? Anyone know if this card needs a separate power supply addit to the AGP?

  gudgulf 15:32 07 Jan 2007

require extra power.


"Another interesting thing is that this card requires extra power -- unlike all the G73 PCI Express versions. This is due to the HSI Bridge and the AGP specification. Therefore, you will be required to attach a Molex connector to this card. This card has one DVI connector, one old 15-pin standard VGA connector and an S-Video TV Out connector."

From this review click here

the gt states 300 watt psu minimum, but i had a 350watt and it didnt stand a chance!!
have now got 530watt, i suppose it doesnt know what else your running, mines pci express, 2 x 160 hdds 5 x 512mg ddr2 webcam eta i think its advised, on the threads i read here that 400/ 450 should be minimum

  jezzabevan 18:02 07 Jan 2007

Thanks for responses. Any recommendations as to which PSU i should buy. Found this on CCL - any good? Black
Hiper HPU-4M580 Type R 580W ATX2.2 PSU.

completely first class, i bought a cheap one which was deafening replaced in with a hiper click here
excellent quality near silent, would recomend them to anyone

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