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Recommended PSU for Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 for Maximum Performance
  

Can this graphics card run on a PSU that diminutive. If it be able to what is the lowest PSU it determines to work on. I have a quires I am getting a Dell Inspiron 530 PC with Intel quad 6600 and I would similar to add GeForce 9500 1GB Pci-E 2.0 card to it, on the other hand I read anywhere that the defaulting power provide that comes with Dell 530 is not powerful adequate for that card, The card requires 350W psu with 18amps on +12 Volt rail, I have a additional Dynex 400W power supply, determines it be companionable with this card.

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Re: Recommended PSU for Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 for Maximum Performance

It depends on the brand name/type of 350w PSU. If it is presently a cheap generic, I bet it would not. There is such a thing called good organization. This is the power from the PSU that is translated/delivered into your system. Unlike a number of people imagine, not the entire of the mentioned power of the PSU goes to the hardware; a number of it is exhausted. So I suggest that you get at least 500w.
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Re: Recommended PSU for Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 for Maximum Performance

It will be superior to purchase a 500W power provider with 18 amps on the +12V rails. The 9500GT generally or usually draws up to ~35W or ~ 3 amps on +12V1 rail. The inspiron 530 characteristically has a 300W PSU and the majority present PSUs have dual +12V rails. +12V1 rail of 300 watters might be rated 8 amps or superior. The Quad processor and its VRM might draw up to ~110W or ~9 amps on +12V2. A 300W PSU w/ dual rails would typically have a rating of 13 amps on +12V2. So, fundamentally, the PSU of the Inspiron 530 be supposed to be capable to handle the 9500GT the entire day long. Your spare 400W Dynex PSU is additional than adequate and be able to essentially handle additional powerful cards or take care of supplementary devices and even "bling-blings".
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Re: Recommended PSU for Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 for Maximum Performance

I desire to ask why you would desire to sli two dreadfully performing cards similar to the 9500gt. If you got them for free then ok but if you essentially went out and purchased two of them to do sli well I be able to merely articulate you have not done your homework. You would be superior off with a solitary 9800gtx or 4850. The Sli or crossfire merely advantages with mid to high end cards. Do not anticipate the presentation from 2 9500gt in sli to be everything but abysmal. The 9500gt is a rebranded 8600gt which was previously an under recitalist at launch.
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Re: Recommended PSU for Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 for Maximum Performance

So you have to go to newegg.com and did their PSU wattage rating agenda. You are using a Gateway DX4800 with a 300 watt psu, but you desire to position an nvidia geforce 9500GT 1gb ddr2 into it. The agenda off of Newegg told you the standard Wattage would be regarding 270 with the geforce 9500gt installed, yet it states on the gfx card's box that you would necessitate a minimum of 350W power provider to correctly work with the card. Is it safe to work with the card in your system without buying a innovative supremacy supply.
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Re: Recommended PSU for Geforce 9500 GT 512 MB DDR2 for Maximum Performance

The PSU would not cause presentation degradation. It is moreover there is adequate power for the card, or not sufficient. The Nvidia's driver determines to warn you and mechanically downclock the card to low power mode (it determines to be so sluggish you determine to notice right away in any semi-modern 3d game). In addition, if you overtax your PSU, you will determine the majority probable immediately have a complete computer crash/reboot right away. I would recommend you upgrade to a superior PSU (create certain it is a reliable brand) for the reason that working with your PSU at its max or close to max capability is not a superior thing to do as it lowers the life expectancy.
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