Guru 3D SLI Users Guide (Part #2)

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by Hilbert Hagedoorn, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. Cybermancer

    Cybermancer Don Quixote

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    LOL

    Good point. :nerd:
     
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    I have dual 12v rails @ 22A.. would this me enough for my two cards? It has been running for a few days now but i am just wondering.
     
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    i would say its cuting it close but im not sure

    what's your 3d mark 06 score ??
     
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    14.000 points. I would hate to be forced to buy a new PSU considering my PSU is brand new (came with my Sonata 3 case).
     
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    not bad althogh i think it may be a bit low not sure thogh dont know much about ure hardware i get 21000.

    and i think 600w would be safe but a 500w may be a wee bit low and if the psu goes it may take out all or some of your components
     
  6. JohanSCHR

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    Damn that would suck really bad, the PSU is under warranty and so is one card but the rest of my components do'nt have any warranty on them :(.. May invest in one then. Bye bye new monitor .. anything for my systems stability and health though. Ooh yeh question... is there anything i could check to see what my system is using of my PSU? under load the fan in my PSU is out of control :(
     
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    if the fan is out of controle then it sounds like the psu is realy struggling my psu fan dosent even speed up on load unless im runing all the benching programs i can lol

    you could get a graphics card psu they are like £25 250w thermaltake they just power one of the cards this would sort you problem out
     
  8. JohanSCHR

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    A dedicated PSU to one of my cards? sounds awesome and better of all very cheap :D Can you point me out to one? Thanks for your support!
     
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    Nah that's ok man thanks for pointing this out. However would it make more sense in buying a brand new PSU for my whole system? Or just buying one of those SLI certified dedicated PSU's?
     

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    yup will point it out ps i had one when i was on a 300w psu to run my 9800gtx+ and had no issues but i would only use it with one card it also turns on with ure system as well

    ohh yeh and it fits in a drive bay :)

    hears a link http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/product/power/purepower/w0099/w0099.asp

    so power 1 card from psu and the other from dedicated gpu psu
     
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    That's a question of your budget or how much you are willing to spend, imo.

    I, personally, would get a more powerful (full) PSU that's capable of powering the whole system. Make sure to get one that's going to last a while and has enough leeway to support future upgrades as well.
     
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    Well i got a budget of about 150 euros.. Could that give me a suitable PSU? And if so what brand and stuff do you recommend.. and YES it should last a few years :p
     
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    coolermaster are good and corsair
     
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    The recently reviewed 910 Watt PSU from PC Power & Cooling looks very good, for example:

    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 910 PSU review
    http://www.guru3d.com/article/pc-power-cooling-silencer-910-psu-review/
     

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    Looks very nice! But is it modular? It aint much of a deal if it isn't but i like to keep things clean in my case. Or is this better?
     
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    I'm afraid it isn't. :frown:
     
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    Well that shouldn't make me back of from getting it though.. if i get it :p I have read somewhere on internet that modular PSU's are loosing some of the Amps because of the connectors? (Don't quite know how to put this.. English isn't my native language) I don't know if that's true or false though.
     
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    800w+ is over kill get a corsair 750 mod psu
     
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    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750W costs just slightly over 100 euros here, so well within budget. But if u suggest a Corsair.. than i geuss i could follow your advice since you guys propably know best. I find the Corsair PSU's beautifull :)
     

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