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|24th February 2008, 22:40||#1|
65W processor takes up 65Watts or what?
it says 65W processor for the E4500, but does that mean the power supply has to give it 65W's?m cause i want to get the 8600GT some day, and i know i need the 350W PSU. but i have a 400W PSU. so im in trouble if the processor takes that much Watts. thanks
|15th March 2008, 10:00||#3|
The 350W PSU for the 8600GT is not just for the card it is for the whole system which confuses a lot of newbies into buy high power expensive power supplies.
First off here are the ways your graphic card can get its power
PCI-E v1.0 slot = up to 75W
PCI-E v2.0 slot = up to 150W
PCI-E 6pin Connector = up to 75W
PCI-E 8pin Connector = up to 150W
The 8600GT does not have a 6 or 8pin connector so it gets all its power thru the PCI-E slot, the 8600GT is PCI-E v1.0 so the max power the 8600GT could ever possibly use is 75W.
The E4500 can use up to 65W when it is fully loaded, but when in idle consumes around 15-20W.
Anyway a 400W power supply will be more than enough to power that system unless you plan on running 30 hard drives etc.
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