Bitcoin Forum
December 06, 2016, 09:57:27 PM *
News: Latest stable version of Bitcoin Core: 0.13.1  [Torrent].
 
   Home   Help Search Donate Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Is 450W enough for a single 5830?  (Read 1299 times)
MonkeyThink
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 33



View Profile
June 09, 2011, 01:17:51 PM
 #1

Hi All,

I have a question (my first, but probably not my last Smiley) ...

Having recieved the XFX Radeon GD 5830 I ordered a couple of days ago I'm now wondering if my power supply is going to cope?  My machine is a P4 3.2Ghz with a 450W power supply which has 4 x 4 pin molex connectors for peripherals.

I'm looking guidance on whether I will be able to use the two, dual 4 pin to 6 pin adaptors to power the GPU, which will take up all 4 connectors available from the power supply, and also power my HDD using a splitter?

Thanks
Monkey

1JywHgZGPNweVEE8V8BXMAAjMa6hc4zAky
1481061447
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481061447

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481061447
Reply with quote  #2

1481061447
Report to moderator
1481061447
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481061447

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481061447
Reply with quote  #2

1481061447
Report to moderator
1481061447
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481061447

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481061447
Reply with quote  #2

1481061447
Report to moderator
Advertised sites are not endorsed by the Bitcoin Forum. They may be unsafe, untrustworthy, or illegal in your jurisdiction. Advertise here.
1481061447
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481061447

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481061447
Reply with quote  #2

1481061447
Report to moderator
1481061447
Hero Member
*
Offline Offline

Posts: 1481061447

View Profile Personal Message (Offline)

Ignore
1481061447
Reply with quote  #2

1481061447
Report to moderator
phantastisch
Staff
Legendary
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 1582



View Profile
June 09, 2011, 01:22:13 PM
 #2

my seasonic SII-430 W powers an overclocked 5830 and an overclocked e2180 Wink
whats the brand of your psu?

GPG : 57C2B3A5
Mimblewimble. Mimblewimble. Mimblewimble.
MonkeyThink
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 33



View Profile
June 09, 2011, 01:38:58 PM
 #3

I can't remember the brand.  I was going to write down the details and the power ratings before I left home this morning but I forgot Sad

It's not a top brand but it's also not the cheapest one I could lay my hands on.  I had to replace the original PSU in the machine I build after I blew it when I was swapping things around some time back.

If you'r managing to power 2 x GPU's then i'm guessing I should be safe with one.

Thanks

1JywHgZGPNweVEE8V8BXMAAjMa6hc4zAky
mewantsbitcoins
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 126


View Profile
June 09, 2011, 01:43:49 PM
 #4

Like phantastisch said - it totally depends on the brand. The amount of power you have is plenty. I was mining on a 5870 with a 250W for about a week until I got round to buying a better one Grin while my friend blew a 1000W brandless psu within couple of hours mining with 2x 5870
MonkeyThink
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 33



View Profile
June 09, 2011, 02:42:43 PM
 #5

Alternatively there is a lightly used one of these on eBay for £25 ($40)

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/PowerCool-650W-PC-650AUBA-Dual-12v-V22-80-Effici_6491.html

Anyone want to offer an opinion on this PSU?

Thanks
Monkey


1JywHgZGPNweVEE8V8BXMAAjMa6hc4zAky
mewantsbitcoins
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 126


View Profile
June 09, 2011, 02:49:44 PM
 #6

Alternatively there is a lightly used one of these on eBay for £25 ($40)

http://www.overclock.co.uk/product/PowerCool-650W-PC-650AUBA-Dual-12v-V22-80-Effici_6491.html

Anyone want to offer an opinion on this PSU?

Thanks
Monkey

That's exactly the one my friend blew in two hours, except it was 1050W  Grin Don't buy PowerCool
MonkeyThink
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 33



View Profile
June 09, 2011, 03:02:12 PM
 #7

Ok, thanks.  Glad I checked now. 

I'm also watching a Corsair 650TX on eBay like this:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Corsair-Power-Supply-Version-CMPSU-650TXUK/dp/B000Z7KHLA/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1307631627&sr=8-1

Maybe that would be better?

Monkey

1JywHgZGPNweVEE8V8BXMAAjMa6hc4zAky
mewantsbitcoins
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 126


View Profile
June 09, 2011, 03:22:22 PM
 #8

Corsair is great.
I personally would not buy a used psu, because their lifespan is estimated for certain amount of hours and you never know how long it's been used for and at what load.
Reikoku
Full Member
***
Offline Offline

Activity: 140


firstbits: 1kwc1p


View Profile
June 09, 2011, 04:33:45 PM
 #9

For a single 5830 you should be fine with 450W, it's not a particularly hungry card.

Having said that, if you want a better PSU that won't cost the Earth, check out the XFX Pro 650W Core Edition.

I also don't recommend buying used PSU. The PSU is the most important part of your rig, bar none.

Rei | 1Kwc1pqv54jCg8jvnm3Gu1dqFQYhS34Bow
Trades So Far: 7
Braden
Jr. Member
*
Offline Offline

Activity: 42


View Profile
June 16, 2011, 09:42:04 PM
 #10

You will be fine. My rig with a 5850 and a quad core draws 290w at the wall.

1PVxeKo1K2TvDLiAe7hzVttDNHjqAGwcLD
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Sponsored by , a Bitcoin-accepting VPN.
Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.19 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!