Gainward 8800 GT + 400W PSU?

By SpartanMK3
Apr 24, 2009
  1. Hello everyone, recently I decided to purchase a Gainward GeForce8800GT and replace my Sapphire Radeon HD3650 with it. I have a 400W Psu with specs posted on the photo

    My overall system Specs are

    AMD Phenom X4 9550 Quad Core 2.2 GHZ (1800 Mhz HT LINK)
    3 GB DDR 2 RAM - 667 MHZ
    640 GB SATA HD
    DVD RW Single drive
    ATI Radeon HD3650
    Fortron PSU - 400 W

    So what do u think guys, can I stick with my current PSU and add the GF 8800 GT or shall i change my PSU??

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  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,297   +27

    I would recommend getting a new PSU, especially if your current one has been use for a year or more.
  3. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,366   +9

    yeah 8800 gt needs 26 amps on the 12v rail . and a minimum of 400 watt psu i would upgrade to a 500 watt antec or ocz psu.
  4. SpartanMK3

    SpartanMK3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thnx for advice guys, I got a 520 W corsair PSU and Gainward 8800 GT , works fine :)
  5. hellokitty[hk]

    hellokitty[hk] Hello, nice to meet you! Posts: 4,393   +136

    The 4830 is similar to the 8800 in performance, but is slightly cheeper last time I checked, and 4770 is turning out to be a great card too, one I would look into, but 8800 isn't bad either.
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