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Old May 6, 2011, 04:43 PM
hfxmike hfxmike is offline
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My System Specs

Default Supplemental PSU?

I've got a 500W Seasonic, which is probably close to being maxed out.

4 hds,
amd 635 cpu
4 sticks ddr3
6 120mm fans
ATI 5770

No cash for an upgrade, but I have an older PSU. Using the paperclip trick, would it be an ok idea to use the extra PSU to power the video card only? If that load is no longer on the Seasonic, would I have more power for 2 extra hard drives? Or is the power for the video card coming from a rail that isn't used for other things? (Sorry if my terminology is wrong).

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