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    kooftspc11's Avatar WWW.STFU.LOL BT Rep: +9BT Rep +9
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    my current video card is 8500gt and i have a 450 watt psu. i plan on buying an 8800gt soon and i was wondering if im going to need to change out my power supply

    further...do i need to make any changes to the cooling on my system as well?

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    Not. Enough. Information.

    Cooling...who knows?
    You can't hypothetically design a cooling system, so put the bastard in there and see what happens, then deal with it.

    What kind of PSU do you have?
    Don't say "450w" or I'll kill you.
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    ya u hav 2 buy a gud fan.

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    I have a 8800gt + 5 hd + audigy2zs + various usb all on an antec truepower 400w

    So if you have a good brand of power supply then you should be ok.

    As for cooling clocker has hit the nail on the head.

    Do you know what your temps are now?

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    What's ur CPU? How many HDDs & DVDs u have? And their brands?

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    Quote Originally Posted by esiae View Post
    What's ur CPU? How many HDDs & DVDs u have? And their brands?
    c2d e6750
    1 seagate 500gb sata
    1 ide liteon dvd burner
    Thermaltake TR2 RX W0146RU ATX12V Ver2.2 450W Power Supply - Retail

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    you could try here if you are still not sure on power

    http://www.extreme.outervision.com/p...ulatorlite.jsp

  8. Software & Hardware   -   #8
    450 watt should be enough to run most setups with single gfx..

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