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GTX 570 EVGA HD 2.5GB on 500W PSU

I have a core 2 quad q6600 @2.4
6gb DDR2 ram
120gb SSD
1TB HDD
Blu-Ray drive
can i run a gtx 570 EVGA HD 2.5gb on this psu? (CIT pentium p4 500u)
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  1. Geforce recommends at least 550w PSU so 500w should be okay as long as it's a reliable brand like Seasonic, Corsair or Antec.
  2. GTX 570 requires a 550W PSU with 35 Amps (420W) on the 12v rail & 2 x 6 pin-PCIE power connectors

    CIT aren't a brand i'm familiar with. And given the age of the system that this generic PSU shipped with, i assume, it likely wont be good enough to meet the requirements TBH.
  3. Would it work as a 2 to 3 month temporary psu or is it unpredictable? (The power supply has had about 100 hours of overall use max)
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    Joman_X said:
    Would it work as a 2 to 3 month temporary psu or is it unpredictable? (The power supply has had about 100 hours of overall use max)


    I'd be surprised if it powered it TBH, it's not a great brand & the 12v rails look weak with dual rail 13A + 14A (Note: you can't add them together to get the total amperage). You might get away with a modern, low powered card like a GTX 750, one of the models that doesn't require any additional PCI-E power connectors.

    Bottom line, i wouldn't recommend using that PSU with a GTX 570.
  5. So far it has workerd fine and i can tell the psu isn't happy but all ive got till i can get a new psu
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