Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




10 posts

Wannabe Geek


Topic # 179419 8-Sep-2015 07:38
Send private message

a few months back i accidentley left my computer on when i went to school, when i came home it was off and it wouldnt do anything, so i bought a psu tester and plugged in the 24 pin ant turned it on, the 5vsb just flashed, but if i plugged in the 4 pin cpu plug and it tested fine, i bought a new psu and plugged in the 24 pin to the tester and all the lights came onso i put that in the computer and fffftt it didnt turn and now the psu is the same as the old one so i am currently buying a new psu/cpu/motherboard when i get them, is there an chance my gpu will break it too? oh btw, the psu was 430W and the gcard said minium 500w so the one i buying now is 550W will i be fine?

Create new topic
19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1381518 8-Sep-2015 07:45
Send private message

Does not matter how many watts a PSU supports up to as long as its powerful enough to support what is required to run the PC

4980 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1391

Trusted

  Reply # 1381521 8-Sep-2015 07:50
Send private message

Ok, Your GPU needs 500W to run. Your CPU maybe 95W, Motherboard maybe another 50-100, 2 HDD's might take another 100W.

So if you load your PC up your over working your power supply. You need around 750W to be safe.







 
 
 
 




10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1381522 8-Sep-2015 07:56
Send private message

TimA: Ok, Your GPU needs 500W to run. Your CPU maybe 95W, Motherboard maybe another 50-100, 2 HDD's might take another 100W.

So if you load your PC up your over working your power supply. You need around 750W to be safe.




didnt answer my question.

19282 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 2600
Inactive user


  Reply # 1381523 8-Sep-2015 07:57
Send private message

AceKingGaming:
TimA: Ok, Your GPU needs 500W to run. Your CPU maybe 95W, Motherboard maybe another 50-100, 2 HDD's might take another 100W.

So if you load your PC up your over working your power supply. You need around 750W to be safe.




didnt answer my question.


Yes it did get a more powerful PSU

2463 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 907

Subscriber

  Reply # 1381526 8-Sep-2015 08:00
One person supports this post
Send private message

Without knowing what specific GPU/CPU etc you have, it's a guess, but unless it's high-end stuff, 550W is most likely fine.

TimA: Ok, Your GPU needs 500W to run.


Assuming he's meaning the specs say 500W, that's typically the recommended minimum total PSU output (presuming other system components are reasonably standard). The GTX960, for example, recommends at least a 400W PSU, but the card itself only draws up to about 120W or so.




Windows 7 x64 // i5-3570K // 16GB DDR3-1600 // GTX660Ti 2GB // Samsung 830 120GB SSD // OCZ Agility4 120GB SSD // Samsung U28D590D @ 3840x2160 & Asus PB278Q @ 2560x1440
Samsung Galaxy S5 SM-G900I w/Spark

2694 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1364

Subscriber

  Reply # 1381527 8-Sep-2015 08:14
One person supports this post
Send private message

You can use a website like this to guestimate your PSU requirements.

http://powersupplycalculator.net/




Information wants to be free.
The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


xpd

Runnin' and Gunnin'
8149 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1043

Mod Emeritus
Trusted
Subscriber

  Reply # 1381538 8-Sep-2015 08:44
One person supports this post
Send private message

It shouldnt break anything, just not run.

But a 750 as mentioned should cover you - what sort of video card is it ?




XPD / @DemiseNZ / Gavin
 
Corsair Carbide SPEC-02 / Corsair VS550 / G.SKILL Ripjaws X 8GB / Zotac 760GTX AMP! / ASUS H81M-E / Intel Pentium K Anniversay G3258

 

Internet provided by : Voyager - VDSL 68/13  -  Musical Support by : Like A Storm - Visual Entertainment by : Plex and Steam and Overwatch


4980 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1391

Trusted

  Reply # 1381552 8-Sep-2015 09:05
Send private message

Inphinity: Without knowing what specific GPU/CPU etc you have, it's a guess, but unless it's high-end stuff, 550W is most likely fine.

TimA: Ok, Your GPU needs 500W to run.


Assuming he's meaning the specs say 500W, that's typically the recommended minimum total PSU output (presuming other system components are reasonably standard). The GTX960, for example, recommends at least a 400W PSU, but the card itself only draws up to about 120W or so.


Was meaning it like that, Just rush typed.
Usually i allow for more HDD's and when the system is under full load another 10% is always nice.






515 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 196

Subscriber

  Reply # 1381563 8-Sep-2015 09:34
Send private message

AceKingGaming: a few months back i accidentley left my computer on when i went to school, when i came home it was off and it wouldnt do anything, so i bought a psu tester and plugged in the 24 pin ant turned it on, the 5vsb just flashed, but if i plugged in the 4 pin cpu plug and it tested fine, i bought a new psu and plugged in the 24 pin to the tester and all the lights came onso i put that in the computer and fffftt it didnt turn and now the psu is the same as the old one so i am currently buying a new psu/cpu/motherboard when i get them, is there an chance my gpu will break it too? oh btw, the psu was 430W and the gcard said minium 500w so the one i buying now is 550W will i be fine?


If the old power supply blew it's possible that any of the components in the system may now have issues, including your graphics card. I'm surprised your motherboard was faulty enough to kill the replacement PSU though. You could take a chance and put the graphics card into another PC with suitable PSU to test it, though there is a remote chance it is implicated in killing the PSUs.










10 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1382077 8-Sep-2015 21:49
Send private message

gbwelly:
AceKingGaming: a few months back i accidentley left my computer on when i went to school, when i came home it was off and it wouldnt do anything, so i bought a psu tester and plugged in the 24 pin ant turned it on, the 5vsb just flashed, but if i plugged in the 4 pin cpu plug and it tested fine, i bought a new psu and plugged in the 24 pin to the tester and all the lights came onso i put that in the computer and fffftt it didnt turn and now the psu is the same as the old one so i am currently buying a new psu/cpu/motherboard when i get them, is there an chance my gpu will break it too? oh btw, the psu was 430W and the gcard said minium 500w so the one i buying now is 550W will i be fine?


If the old power supply blew it's possible that any of the components in the system may now have issues, including your graphics card. I'm surprised your motherboard was faulty enough to kill the replacement PSU though. You could take a chance and put the graphics card into another PC with suitable PSU to test it, though there is a remote chance it is implicated in killing the PSUs.



just to say,  couldnt find any burst caps but the top of the gcard, not the fan side had little circles of sticky stuff, i bought it second hanf for 50$ on trade me (asus 5770) an i dont know if the sticky stuff was there before


3043 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 836

Trusted

  Reply # 1382096 8-Sep-2015 22:20
Send private message

Always go for quality over quantity on your PSU. They are very much not all created equal; you're much better off going for a good brand and lower wattage than crap brand that claims huge wattage. 

Having said that, 5770 is not very power hungry. Pretty old though so i wouldn't be surprised if it's given up the ghost...

4980 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1391

Trusted

  Reply # 1382165 9-Sep-2015 07:37
Send private message

sidefx: Always go for quality over quantity on your PSU. They are very much not all created equal; you're much better off going for a good brand and lower wattage than crap brand that claims huge wattage. 

Having said that, 5770 is not very power hungry. Pretty old though so i wouldn't be surprised if it's given up the ghost...



The 5770 uses 40 less watts at max load then my 970.


Just remembered this site: http://www.hwcompare.com/18132/geforce-gtx-970-vs-radeon-hd-5770/

I
 would assume the power figures are somewhat accurate.





8 posts

Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 1411544 23-Oct-2015 10:13
Send private message

If the system ran with the old PSU a new one of the same wattage should do it. Just check your component don't get too hot :)

2694 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 1364

Subscriber

  Reply # 1412949 23-Oct-2015 17:50
Send private message

Titan21: If the system ran with the old PSU a new one of the same wattage should do it. Just check your component don't get too hot :)


Not strictly true, or should I say possibly true for a limited time.

PSU's, particularly cheaper ones, tend to not perform as well as they age, particularly if they are constantly under heavy load. If the PSU is just powerful enough to run the load at new, it will almost certainly crap itself in relatively short order. It's safer to buy a quality brand, and to be generous with the size PSU you buy. If you think you need around "X" watts, buy a good brand of X+50/100 or something.







Information wants to be free.
The Net interprets censorship as damage and routes around it.


Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

D-Link NZ launches professional Wireless AC Wave 2 Access Point for businesses
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:25


Garmin introduces the Rino 700 five-watt two-way handheld radio
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:04


Garmin announces the Foretrex 601 and Foretrex 701 Ballistic Edition for outdoor and tactical use
Posted 17-Aug-2017 19:02


Brightstar announces new distribution partnership with Samsung Knox platform in Australia
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:07


Free gig-enabled WiFi network extends across Dunedin
Posted 17-Aug-2017 17:04


Samsung expands with connect Gear S3 Frontier
Posted 17-Aug-2017 15:55


Fact-checking Southern Cross Next cable is fastest to USA
Posted 17-Aug-2017 13:57


Thurrott says Microsoft Surface is dead last for reliability
Posted 16-Aug-2017 15:19


LibreOffice 5.4 works better with Microsoft Office files
Posted 16-Aug-2017 13:32


Certus launches Cognition
Posted 14-Aug-2017 09:31


Spark adds Cambridge, Turangi to 4.5G network
Posted 10-Aug-2017 17:55


REANNZ network to receive ongoing Government funding through to 2024
Posted 10-Aug-2017 16:05


Chorus backhaul starts with 2degrees
Posted 10-Aug-2017 15:49


New Zealanders cool on data analytics catching benefit fraud
Posted 10-Aug-2017 09:56


New Zealanders wary of wearable biometrics: Unisys
Posted 9-Aug-2017 09:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.