Question: power supply for 8800gtx


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6 Jan 2004

I am thinking of updating my video card. Am not sure if physical dimension of card or my system is suitable for such an upgrade. Will upgrade to vista when SP1 is released. All drivers/bios are current.

My computer is used for flight simulation (MFSX) and general computer usage.

Leadtek suggest 450watt power supply minimum requirement for their 8800gtx 768mg card. My research reveals conflicting/confusing opinions.

Specifications for my Antec power supply are:
Max. Load

+5V +12V1 +12V2 +3.3V -12V +5Vsb
35A 17A 19A 32A 0.3A 2.0A

* +5V, +12V1, 12V2 and +3.3V maxload: 480Watts
* +5V and +3.3V combined output: 180Watts

Any any advice/assistance from users of 8800gtx cards would be appreciated.


Antec TX1050B /1088amg case.
Antec Smartpower 2.0 500 watt p/supply
Nvidia GForce 7900GT 256mg Nvidia 94.24 drivers
Asus Dual core Athlon 64X2 5200
Asus motherboard M2N-SLI deluxe (on board sound activated)
Corsair 4gig (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)

Shamus MacNoob

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Political Access
8 Jan 2002
I am going to say you need more , i use the 8800GTS 640mb and I have a 550watt Ultra Xconnect 2 SLI ready power supply no problems ...but for the GTX I say you need at least what I have if not more.

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