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Can 9600gt run on this psu?

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Hey i have another rig with a 500w psu it is the brand penguin..its 500w has two 12v rails with 18amps on each. Ive been told that a 9800gt/4770 can run on it and the 9600gt uses less power. So would this rig be ok with the 9600gt?

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AC INPUT- Voltage 103v-253v Current 9a-5a Frequency-47hz-63hz

DC OUTPUT- +5v 28.0a +12v1 18.0a +12v2 18.0a +3.3v 26.0a 12v 0.3a +5vsb 2.0a

If i'm correct this power supply has two rails with 18amps on each, so thats a total of 36amps

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atm this rig is running a 9400gt @700/631/1830

So would this psu be fine with a 9600gt?Also the 9600gt uses 78w of power at full load:)

All answers appreciated:)
 
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#2
It will run fine, I've run a 9600 GT off a crap 500 watt PSU, your PSU should run that with no problems.
 
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YESS:) Great!! thanks for the quick reply
 

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yes, 9600GT will run fine on a dual 18A PSU, so long as the PSU isnt faulty or something.


BTW, amps dont directly add up - doesnt work that way.


12V * 18A = 216W

times that by two rails, and you could say you have 430W of power on the 12V rail

but lets say you had 250W of device on one rail, it would reach its max of 216W and fail/shutdown. rails dont 'share' power.

Another thing that complicates this, is some brands rate them oddly. While each rail may do 216W each at most, that rating may have been given with nothing on the other rail - maybe they can only do 300W total, between them.

isnt dodgy marketing FUN? >.<
 
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It will run just fine.