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    Problem with 9600 GT

    Hey everyone, I hope you can help me out here

    I have a 9600GT and when I boot to windows (XP) it tells me that my card doesn't get enough power from the PSU and that it will change the settings to to "low" or something - and it really hurts the performance, my 8600GT is actually better this way... a lot.

    So I've got Thermaltake TR2 550W, isn't it enough ?

    If it matters, I have 2 HD's and a DVDRW.

    Since it works like crap - I switched back to my 8600GT and it works fine.
    I assumed that the 9600GT will demand more power, but hell, that much ?

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    Dumb question, but did you plug in the 6pin PCIe power connector?

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    Yes, I think I figured out the "problem"

    If I understood the info' on the PSU correctly it's 14a/15a on the 12v rails.

    So, I need 20a/20a on 12v for the 9600GT to work properly, am I correct ?

    If I am... can you recommend me a "good" one ?

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    OCZ, corsair, seasonic, enermax, pcpower and cooling are pretty good. shop around and see what you find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Midknyte
    Dumb question, but did you plug in the 6pin PCIe power connector?
    Answer this question before you spend on another PS>

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    You do need to say if it was plugged in or not.

    Though, having a weak PSU is going to pose a greater threat. It might be that you need to get another PSU, depending on your system that might not be too pricy.
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