GEForce 9600 GT Power Questions Power questions/Power Supply ?
Hello, I recently bought a GEForce 9600 GT Video card (PCI Express 2.0) for my system and I properly installed and downloaded the windows vista 64 bit drivers for the video card.

I know there is a 6-prong power supply on the card, but my current power supply does not have the correct output 6-prong. It only has the standard 4-prong outputs.

So in result, when I boot up my system, nVidia warns me that there is not enough power supply going to the video card so it is operating at a lower-power "safe" state.

I read somewhere that there is some form of cord I can buy that converts the 4 prong power supplies to the 6 prong power supplies.

I just need advice on what to do because my main concern is that the default power supply in my system won't support this video card, any advice is greatly appriciated and I'll give you the power supply specs below.

I'm guessing that I either A.) Need to buy the 4->6 prong converter cord or need a new power supply, but I'm not sure what to do. Please help, once again any help is greatly greatly appriciated. If any more information is needed, I'll be more than happy to provide it.
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The power supply reads this on the main sticker:

Model - ATX0300D5WC REV.:A
Input - 100-127v~8A , 200-240v~4A 50/60 HZ
BST ATX 0300D5WC A

Output +12v / 19a, -12v / 0.8a
300w max. +5v / 25a, +5vsb / 2a
+3.3v / 18a ,


+5v & + 3.3v 175w max. +5v & +12v 268w max.


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My current system is this - AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor 2.2 GHz
64-bit System Windows Vista
640 GB Hard Drive
6 GB of RAM
Hello, I recently bought a GEForce 9600 GT Video card (PCI Express 2.0) for my system and I properly installed and downloaded the windows vista 64 bit drivers for the video card.



I know there is a 6-prong power supply on the card, but my current power supply does not have the correct output 6-prong. It only has the standard 4-prong outputs.



So in result, when I boot up my system, nVidia warns me that there is not enough power supply going to the video card so it is operating at a lower-power "safe" state.



I read somewhere that there is some form of cord I can buy that converts the 4 prong power supplies to the 6 prong power supplies.



I just need advice on what to do because my main concern is that the default power supply in my system won't support this video card, any advice is greatly appriciated and I'll give you the power supply specs below.



I'm guessing that I either A.) Need to buy the 4->6 prong converter cord or need a new power supply, but I'm not sure what to do. Please help, once again any help is greatly greatly appriciated. If any more information is needed, I'll be more than happy to provide it.

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The power supply reads this on the main sticker:



Model - ATX0300D5WC REV.:A

Input - 100-127v~8A , 200-240v~4A 50/60 HZ

BST ATX 0300D5WC A



Output +12v / 19a, -12v / 0.8a

300w max. +5v / 25a, +5vsb / 2a

+3.3v / 18a ,





+5v & + 3.3v 175w max. +5v & +12v 268w max.





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My current system is this - AMD Phenom(tm) 9500 Quad-Core Processor 2.2 GHz

64-bit System Windows Vista

640 GB Hard Drive

6 GB of RAM

#1
Posted 05/23/2009 03:37 AM   
Your power supply is not strong enough to power a 9600GT.

The minimum requirements for a 9600GT is 400W and with 26amps on +12v.
Your power supply is not strong enough to power a 9600GT.



The minimum requirements for a 9600GT is 400W and with 26amps on +12v.

#2
Posted 05/23/2009 09:35 AM   
[quote name='addnan' post='544369' date='May 23 2009, 12:35 PM']The minimum requirements for a 9600GT is 400W and with 26amps on +12v.[/quote]

This may be ok if the PSU has a big single 26 Ampers rail on the 12V output ,otherwise it may be tricky (cheap multi rail PSU-s will clamp the virtual 12V outputs stupidly ).
[quote name='addnan' post='544369' date='May 23 2009, 12:35 PM']The minimum requirements for a 9600GT is 400W and with 26amps on +12v.



This may be ok if the PSU has a big single 26 Ampers rail on the 12V output ,otherwise it may be tricky (cheap multi rail PSU-s will clamp the virtual 12V outputs stupidly ).

#3
Posted 05/23/2009 11:58 AM   
Can anyone suggest a good power supply that isn't too expensive that will support the video card?

I'm looking for a 40-60$ price range if this is possible.

Any help is once again appreciated!
Can anyone suggest a good power supply that isn't too expensive that will support the video card?



I'm looking for a 40-60$ price range if this is possible.



Any help is once again appreciated!

#4
Posted 05/23/2009 04:22 PM   
[quote name='Waketitan26' post='544459' date='May 23 2009, 05:22 PM']Can anyone suggest a good power supply that isn't too expensive that will support the video card?

I'm looking for a 40-60$ price range if this is possible.

Any help is once again appreciated![/quote]
[url="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341012"]OCZ 500W[/url]

OCZ make very good powers supplies
[quote name='Waketitan26' post='544459' date='May 23 2009, 05:22 PM']Can anyone suggest a good power supply that isn't too expensive that will support the video card?



I'm looking for a 40-60$ price range if this is possible.



Any help is once again appreciated!

OCZ 500W



OCZ make very good powers supplies

#5
Posted 05/23/2009 04:55 PM   
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