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x1900xt + 430w psu?

Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by Rain Man, 26 May 2006.

  1. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 976

    Location: Macclesfield

    After quite a while of going between one card and another ive ordered a connect3d x1900xt for £290 incl RMSD :D.

    just a bit worried my psu wont handle it though. Ive got a tagan 430w modular. Its will be runnning

    146 @ 3.0ghz
    2 x sata HDD's
    1 x optical drive
    6 x 120mm fans
    Epox 9npa +
    x1900xt

    Taking into acount that i wont be overclocking it (yet) and its only got to run 1280x1024 until i get my 2407wfp in a couple of months
     
  2. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

    Posts: 25,829

    Location: Glasgow

    Should be fine, it is a good PSU and you are unlikely to be at full load all that often. That said check the rails to make sure they are stable.
     
  3. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 976

    Location: Macclesfield

    do i need a multimeter for that or can i download a program?
     
  4. semi-pro waster

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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    Location: Glasgow

    Multimeter will be most accurate but your motherboard may have a program itself(Asus have Asus Probe for instance), alternatively Motherboard monitor or Speedfan should work with pretty much anything :)
     
  5. steve45

    Mobster

    Joined: 10 Jan 2006

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    Location: Catterick/Dundee

    you'll be fine, i've been using my x1900xtx with a 420w tagan psu until my 580w tagan modular arrives.
    not had a single issue yet.
     
  6. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 976

    Location: Macclesfield

    can anyone recommend a voltage monitoring program which will work with epox 9npa+sli?

    what happened with epoxs being sold at ocuk anyway? theyre crackin boards
     
  7. fornowagain

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 3 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,832

    Location: UK

    Many times I've seen the monitoring programs miles away from the true value. Unless you've proven their values with a DMM, anything they give is meaningless. Any monitor app will poll the same sensor on the board and if that's wrong they all are. Once you've proven the readings, then fair enough use the monitor.
     
  8. trojan698

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Oct 2005

    Posts: 5,484

    Location: Edinburgh

    same here, worked fine.
     
  9. gr1mey

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 10 Apr 2006

    Posts: 1,006

    Location: Southampton

    hmm, the amount of PSU worrying here is O.T.T, IMO

    Ive a 400w Silverstone Strider powering

    DFi-Ultra-D
    144 @ 3.15ghz 1.55v
    1gb Pc3200
    x1800xt 512 @ 700/800
    wd raptor
    thermal/fan controller
    cd-rom
    floppy
    laing ddc 12v pump
    4 x 120mm fans

    system is rock stable at a large overclock. :cool:
     
  10. Rain Man

    Hitman

    Joined: 8 Jan 2005

    Posts: 976

    Location: Macclesfield

    thanks mate you've put my mind at rest :D