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MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC

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Processor: AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 940 Processor. 3.0GHz
Memory: CZ Reaper HPC 8GB (4 x 2GB) DDR2 1066 .
Hard Drive: Western Digital Caviar Black 500 GB 7200rpm 32MB
Video Card: SAPPHIRE Vapor-X Radeon HD 5770 1 GB
Monitor: 22" Dell
Sound Card: Speakers (Logitech G35 Headset)
Speakers/Headphones: Logitech G35
Keyboard: Logitech G15
Mouse: Razer DeathAdder 3.5G 3500dpi
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Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600) (7600.win7_gdr.100226-1909)
Motherboard: Asus M4A785-M ( BIOS 0906)
Computer Case: Antec 300
saitek x52 flight control system
power supply pc power cooling Silencer 500 watt ultra quiet

my system is not over clocked and will not be over clocked in the future

i want to know if or any upgrades are needed to run this card

MSI R6950 Twin Frozr III PE/OC Radeon HD 6950 2GB ...
 

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im only going to run 1 card
Single 6950, recommended PSU from AMD is 500W. Single 6970 is 550W. Becuase both cards are so close in specs, but require different PSU power, it most definitely should be looked at.

Your PSU is a relatively old product, regardless of when you purchased it, which is why it is not on that list.
 

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Sure, if you plan to overclock, or would like your system to have a long life.

I mean, OK, your PSU is one that many years ago was one of the best available. But that was like 5 years ago.


How long have you had it for? If you say a few months, meh..no OC, should be OK. I'd personally get something newer, with a bit more overhead, for sure.

Mind you, I'm using and Antec 1200W, with just a single card. I might tend to overdo the PSU part of my rigs, maybe.:laugh:
 
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which psu do you recommend. my system is not over clocked and will not be over clocked in the future
 

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The best advice I can give is for you to take a look at the link i posted earlier. Any 500W or greater PSU from that list should do you fine.

you could also try to send AMD a support ticket and ask them directly if your PSU is OK. Really, it should be, but at the first sign of any issues, I'd be looking it straight in the face.

If hte 6970 was lsited as 500W as well, I wouldn't have even have posted in this thread, TBH, so that 500W minimum spec has got to be close to the breaking point.