Wattage

Discussion in 'Videocards - AMD Radeon' started by Sycora, Aug 16, 2001.

  1. Sycora

    Sycora Guest

    I just ordered an ATI Radeon 64MB DDR VIVO. How much power does this card require? I have a 200 Watt PSU, is that enough?<br>
    P3 600<br>
    256MB RAM<br>
    20GB ATA Hard Drive<br>
    SoundBlaster Live! X-Gamer<br>
    ATI Radeon 64MB DDR<br>
    Win98
     
  2. Dave

    Dave Don Fredo Corleone

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    your close, if you notice problems on cd spinups or stuff that would involve a bit more juice, you'll know why.<br>
    power supplies are cheap anyway.
     
  3. Yeah, I would say 300 minimum. But try it on your 200W PS. If you get anything abnormal (major crashes/BSOD), then buy a new PS.<br>
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    Oh...and enjoy your SE version. <IMG SRC="smileys/biggrin.gif"> <br><br><i>This message was edited by The 1 Tweaker on 16 Aug 2001 07:32 AM</i>
     
  4. rcf84

    rcf84 Guest

    Should be fine but look for a 300w PS for future upgrades.
     

  5. Sycora

    Sycora Guest

    Thanks
     
  6. rcf84

    rcf84 Guest

  7. uncleel

    uncleel Master Guru

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    GPU:
    nVida FX5200
    Modern AGP cards only draw 20w.<br>
    Total wattage of all your devices X1.5 (30%-to-70% current draw) determines PSU size.<br> <A HREF="http://www.pcpowerandcooling.com" TARGET=_blank>www.pcpowerandcooling.com</A>
     
  8. rcf84

    rcf84 Guest

    good links thx
     
  9. hey, how come i can't get the ghost
     
  10. rcf84

    rcf84 Guest

    good question.
     

  11. Sycora

    Sycora Guest

    Because im special.
     
  12. Red_Harvest

    Red_Harvest Guest

    PSU ratings are relative things. What usually matters is the total rating on the 5V and 3.3V rails and this is usually not just the sum of the two ratings, it is lower. Even then you want a healthy safety factor in case you add/upgrade compoenents, or to assure stability, and to allow for exaggeration in the ratings (common.)<br>
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    A 200 W PSU is pretty small. Even my ancient Dell Pentium 200 had a 250 W PSU. It might work, it might not, or it might give you stability problems.<br>
     
  13. rcf84

    rcf84 Guest

    i used to had a 200w running a 32mb Radeon and a Single P3 733. It worked fine. but when i went dually no chance in hell 200w would power it.
     

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