Future Cideo Card quesstion (PSU wise)

By BlindObject ยท 5 replies
Jul 2, 2007
  1. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 7,188   +470

    You plug in both. It has two because of the power necessary to run the this particular card.
  2. BlindObject

    BlindObject TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 412

    I see.

    I just noticed the nasty "Cideo"

    haha. SORRY!

    I cant wait to get my card!!
  3. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Read this about X1950 AGP problems. It seems they require a lot of power and produce a lot of heat...
  4. Sharkfood

    Sharkfood TS Guru Posts: 1,019

    To spare you the agony of a very long winded article linked above:
    1) All the new high-performance videocards require good wattage and higher amps on the 12v rail. For 8800/X1900 series, I'd recommend a PSU with about 28-32A on the 12v rail(s).

    2) Of course pushing a higher clocked GPU to higher speeds will generate heat. The on-card coolers work well (including the Sapphire stock coolers), but air cooling is only as efficient as the air temperature being drawn. If your case has no case fans to expell/exhaust heat, the ambient temperature in your case will rise, which in turn forces the 3d card's cooler to draw hotter air- thus poor cooling.

    Make sure your case has actual case fans. No high-performance videocard nor cooler can do well if intake air is hot. Providing proper case cooling (with intake and exhaust fans) is pretty much a requirement for any high-end videocard.
  5. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    I'm running an overclocked Opteron and a factory-overclocked 8800 GTS with a 360W PSU without problems :p
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