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Can I get by with a 500w PSU to run a GTX 760?

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2 years ago#1
The PSU is an Antec Earthwatt with a Combined 12v rail of 44A.
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2 years ago#2
I guarantee it doesn't have 44A@12V if it's a 500W unit. If you see 12V1 has 22A and 12V2 also has 22A, you can't add them up for a total of 44A. There should be a mention of what the actual capacity of the 12V source in the PSU is, like it would say Total 12V1+12V2 = ... something (if I remember correctly, it's 444W on your unit if you have the later version of it).
Anyway, yes, your PSU is fine.
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2 years ago#3
Shub posted...
I guarantee it doesn't have 44A@12V if it's a 500W unit. If you see 12V1 has 22A and 12V2 also has 22A, you can't add them up for a total of 44A. There should be a mention of what the actual capacity of the 12V source in the PSU is, like it would say Total 12V1+12V2 = ... something.
Anyway, yes, your PSU is fine.


Oh, I thought that's how you measured the 12v rails.
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2 years ago#4
This is the PSU. How do I find out what the 12v capacity is?

http://www.antec.com/product.php?id=65
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2 years ago#5
It doesn't look like that information is on the website so you have to look at the sticker on the side of the actual PSU.
If you have the older EA-500 with the gray -- not green -- casing, then it supplies up to 34A@12V, if I recall correctly.
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2 years ago#6
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371007

I think this is the same PSU. States 22 amps on 12v1 and on 12v2, but under 12v1+12v2 on the sticker, it says max is 408w, which is 34 amps, probably 17 per rail.
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