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Question about OC'ing GeForce FX 5500

By greatman05
May 10, 2007
  1. Okay, guys, here's another question: I have a GeForce FX 5500 PCI graphics card in my home computer (in my profile, under System #1). My question is, if I overclock the graphics card, will that use more power in my system? I think I am at the limit with a 250W PSU.
     
  2. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 5,431   +28

    OCing any device usually causes it to consume more power. It depends whether or not the PSU could take it, since if it's already overloaded then the extra load may critically overload it, causing it to blow. On the other hand, the FX5500 is not a big power sucker, so I dunno what effect it will have on the PSU. I wouldn't risk my PC though so get a good-quality 300W PSU and OC then.
     
  3. greatman05

    greatman05 TS Maniac Topic Starter Posts: 429

    OK...another question: My PC has one case fan in the back of the case blowing air out from the inside. Since the graphics card is at the topmost PCI slot near the case, does the fan have a cooling effect on the graphics card?
     
  4. beef_jerky4104

    beef_jerky4104 Banned Posts: 822

    I would think so. Any removal of hot air from the PC helps.
     
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