If a 6800GS works, will a 7900GT? PSU Q

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by AstonM, Jun 20, 2006.

  1. AstonM

    AstonM Active Member

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    Hey,

    I was just wondering about this, as im getting a 7900GT stepup soon. My PSU worked fine with the 6800GS at 520/1200 and my 3500+ running at 2.4Ghz. Since the 7900GT uses slightly LESS power, should i be ok? Thanks!
     
  2. Copey

    Copey Ancient Guru

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    yeah you shud be fine the 7900gt takes around the same power , bcuz of its lower manufacturing process
     
  3. orion24

    orion24 Master Guru

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    In theory you should be fine, yet I've heard of lots of people with 7900GTs having problems that were solved after changing the PSU. If it has nice +12V line amps I guess you should be fine.
     
  4. AstonM

    AstonM Active Member

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    I know they suggeest 20A, but i have 19A.
     

  5. Sfolivier

    Sfolivier Master Guru

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    You didn't post your PSU specs in your profile.

    I don't think that 20A versus 19A will matter. They do pad their specs to make sure than there is a very wide safety marging. I also think you should be fine since the card your getting will draw less power (that means less on the 12V line) than your current card.
     

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