Graphics card PSU issue

By aman501
Dec 29, 2006
  1. Hi, I'm having some issues with my new graphics card (To run TESIV Oblivion near max resolution, and to use in a new build, hopefully soon). I haven't installed it because when I read the manual it said in the "recommended system requirements" that I needed a 450W PSU with a 30A 12V rail. I have this PSU but it only has 18A 12V rails. I was wondering if I would be able to run the graphics card well with only 18A, and if not if someone would be so kind as to point me in the direction of a reasonably cheap, yet reliable, PSU with the necessary Amperage (or however you spell it).
  2. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    It might work, but I don't suggest it. Why play around with power? I would suggest a brand like Thermaltake or Antec for a new psu. That card does seem to require quite a bit of amps though :suspiciou !
  3. dmill89

    dmill89 TS Guru Posts: 475

    It will work fine. That PSU has two 18A 12v rails for a total of 36A which is more than enough.FSP is also an exelent brand(most of their PSUs put out at least 50 more watts than what they are rated at).
  4. cfitzarl

    cfitzarl TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,975   +9

    Then it will work fine...didn't see the dual +12v rails.
  5. aman501

    aman501 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    Alrighty then, thank you very much.
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