Hardware Canucks

Hardware Canucks (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/)
-   Video Cards (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/video-cards/)
-   -   GTS 250 power consumption sli (http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/forum/video-cards/34853-gts-250-power-consumption-sli.html)

DrPepper August 3, 2010 08:53 PM

GTS 250 power consumption sli
 
Hi HWC,

I was just wondering about the power requirements for the GTS 250 in SLI? I was thinking of picking up a cheap one second handed. I have a 500W OCZ right now (check my system specs for everything). Do you think it will support it? I know nVidia inflates the actual required power of card, I think i just want to make sure it will work. And, I've also used the power supply calculator--its pushing 480w, I don't want things to go wrong.

Thanks

_dangtx_ August 3, 2010 09:35 PM

probably 225-250 watts on the 12v for the cards alone.i think.

Zero82z August 3, 2010 10:05 PM

Your PSU is enough.

burebista August 3, 2010 10:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DrPepper (Post 411343)
I was just wondering about the power requirements for the GTS 250 in SLI? I

About 80W/card.

crazyhorsejohnny August 4, 2010 07:59 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by _dangtx_ (Post 411357)
probably 225-250 watts on the 12v for the cards alone.i think.

Bud when you're not sure better off not posting. You weren't even close. Just sayin.

_dangtx_ August 4, 2010 01:33 PM

that is with overclocking :) shouldve mentioned it .

Zero82z August 4, 2010 01:46 PM

According to whom?

technix August 4, 2010 01:49 PM

Probably depends what else you have plugged in? The calculator's just a guide but most show that you usually don't need as high a PSU as you'd first perceive. However, when you factor in other devices/gadgets plugged into the PSU... that might be when you might want to go overkill on a power supply if you're buying new, right? That way, there's plenty of room to add other devices that might take up power. Also, some power supplies are able to take the increased voltages better. Such as Corsair, Power & Cooling and Seasonic?


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 09:00 AM.