450w Antec or 550w Kimpower?

By mokaboy
May 2, 2007
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  1. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,282   +24

    OCing normally causes the part in question to suck more power and may critically overload a bad PSU.
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +19

    Yes mate, you`re right.

    With that psu, you shouldn`t have any problems.

    BTW: Bestec psu`s are considered crap and should be avoided like the plague.

    supersmashbrada: I know you`re only trying to help, but a little research would`ve told you the Antec psu is just fine for mokaboy`s requirements.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Under extreme load, it might: 75W PCI-E slot + 150W PCI-E power connectors= 225W.
  4. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    [QUOTE supersmashbrada: I know you`re only trying to help, but a little research would`ve told you the Antec psu is just fine for mokaboy`s requirements.

    Regards Howard :)[/QUOTE]

    case and point /noted
  5. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Wow... thats a crapload, you sure it it'll suck up all that power under load, or the theoretical maximum power those connections give? Because some other sites have measured the power consumption to be 185W on load...
  6. mokaboy

    mokaboy Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 251

    well got the psu, system feels much more stable, also quieter, and the temps are 2-3oC lower which is great.

    I couldnt overclock any further then 218mhz with new psu until i lowered the multiplier to 11.5 from 12, and raised the nf4 voltage to 1.6 from 1.5. This then got me to 226 which gave me 2600mhz from stock 2400mhz which i thought was pretty gd! Duno if the psu helped at all though cause i had never lowered the multiplier previously. The memory i can run at 216mhz 2-3-2-6 1T aswell.

    CPU idles on around 36-38 and full load reaches around 46-50 max.

    I had benched my pc using PerformanceTest V6.1 to see the performance gain and it went from 390 stock to 450 oc. I am expecting my new graphics card today (x1800gto) so i can see the gain on that too! Tried using 3dmarks but it crashed for some reason :s and could not be bothered to start it again (too long).

    Do you lot use PerformanceTest? If so what scores are you reaching?
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    lol when i first installed 3dmark it crashed on me as well. I'm glad you got your stuff together. a psu can effect overclocking, i had to upgrade mine as well.
  8. wolfram

    wolfram TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,605   +9

    Maybe 225W is the theoretical maximum power. But hey, it still needs two 75W PCI-E power connectors :unch:
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