A little help Graphics card

By Spokez
Apr 3, 2006
  1. I just purchased a Geforce 7800 GS AGP card and the requirments state that it needs a 400 wat psu. Im currently running on a 350 watt psu and the question is. Will i damage the card ? im gettin burned on this i can feel it.
  2. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Yes and it can damage anything on the mobo too. I was lucky when I fried my crappy 450W PSU, 1 week after building my rig and I only have a 6600GT! Spec on in my profile. I now have the OZCModstream420W.
    I literally blew up the old PSU in a puff of smoke. My heart just stopped and a loud OMG came from me.

    Please do yourself a favour and get a PSU that can handle that beast of a card. Go here to calculate what you really need and then add 30%:

  3. Spokez

    Spokez TS Rookie Topic Starter


    I had the card running with a common house fan at full and it worked
    Specs:Time of this report: 4/3/2006, 16:31:26
    Machine name: TRE-1980
    Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.050301-1519)
    Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
    System Manufacturer: n/a
    System Model: n/a
    BIOS: Award Modular BIOS v6.0
    Processor: AMD Athlon(TM) XP 2800+, MMX, 3DNow, ~2.1GHz
    Memory: 1024MB RAM
    Page File: 272MB used, 1425MB available
    Windows Dir: C:\WINDOWS
    DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
    DX Setup Parameters: Not found
    DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode
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