GeForce6200 wrote: What hardware do you have to run?
The software reports all kinds of weird numbers from 8 Volts to 10 volts.... nothing even remotely close to 12V, so I don't trust them. Yeah, it's completely stable doing anything except for when I mine and game concurrently. When I had a 6870 on the system, it was 100% stable and even doing mining+gaming never crashed it. Even a liberal estimate will put my overall power consumption to about 350-400 watts at maximum possible load with my current setup, which is only about 61.5% of the PSU's capacity. So, yeah it probably shouldn't get so hot.GeForce6200 wrote:Your current PSU should not be that hot under load. I have a HX-650 with 52A on the +12V as well and even under load it does not get that warm. The fan will slightly spin up. Your CPU TDP is 95W if I remember correctly, and even your mild OC should not pull as much as my FX-4170 with its 125W TDP. My GTX 580 will pull another 80 watts under load than your 7970 according to TR's own review. I have not used a multimeter to test my PSU. But all software reports around 12.00-12.11, though I take software readings with a grain of salt. Is it stable under every scenario except mining and gaming?
CB5000 wrote:I have an old 500W PSU laying around. It was working when I took it out so it should still work. IIRC, the voltage on the 12V rail was about 11.7 ish under full load... Not sure if it has enough amps on the split 12v rails to power the 7970 tho, I have to check when I get home.
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