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Old August 3, 2010, 08:53 PM
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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.

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probably 225-250 watts on the 12v for the cards alone.i think.
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Your PSU is enough.
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I was just wondering about the power requirements for the GTS 250 in SLI? I
About 80W/card.
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probably 225-250 watts on the 12v for the cards alone.i think.
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that is with overclocking :) shouldve mentioned it .
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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?
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