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    Quote Originally Posted by maccorin";p="3705
    i made a 350 PS blow up with about the same as what your talking about... + an extra vid card

    so... i would look into getting a 400W PS if i were you.
    This is what it says on the ATI specifications page:

    System Requirements
    RADEON® 9800 Series of products requires connection to your PC's internal power supply for operation. Consult your system builder or OEM to ensure your system has an adequate power supply. Otherwise, ATI recommends a 300-Watt power supply or greater to ensure normal system operation where a number of other internal devices are installed.
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    Again, this is the video card that SFFTech used when they ran the tests for the review of my Shuttle system. I don't think they used the PCI slot at all though. I can't get to the SFFTech forums from work (damn firewall :roll: ), but I'll post this over there when I get home and see what they have to say about it. I don't want to get an ATI card because of the flaky Linux driver issues. I'll stick with the Nvidia card for now, especially since it's got a lower power requirement than the newer and more expensive ATI 9800.
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    Re: Video card power requirement

    Bad mojo... Ironically, the system wouldn't show any video at all (2 different AGP cards and nor a PCI card). I don't even think it was POSTing (no beeps, nothing but a cooling fan running on high). DOA, RMA, UPS... SOL .


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    Re: Video card power requirement

    :w00t: VIVA EL SOL! :w00t:

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    Re: Video card power requirement

    Quote Originally Posted by Fatal Error";p="3910
    :w00t: VIVA EL SOL! :w00t:
    Dude... You gotta know what SOL means? :cow:
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    Re: Video card power requirement

    Pues si, lo puedo que es el sol. Soy hijo del sol.
    ¿Tu?

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    Re: Video card power requirement

    Well... I've met a lot of dumb asses this year but, as it turns out, I'm the biggest one of all.

    Just thought this little tale of of misery and woe would give you guys a laugh :mrgreen: . I know, someday, I'll look back on this and have a chuckle. But not today .
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    I found out the other day that if you buy a new nvida card make dam sure that your motherboard is well supported
    because even though linux was well supported the card made my system super slow at booting and sometime gave me the snowy white screen before boot just like a tv with out cable. Grrrr
    I then said f the video card and bought a wacom tablet ohh
    god the video card would have been easyer to fix then a wacom tablet is to setup with the proper drivers.
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    Re: Video card power requirement

    Some of the new video cards need an extra power cable to be fitted to them! How crazy is that? And the whole double slot thingo? How big do you want your graphics card to be? It kinda makes you wonder what graphics cards are going to be like ten years from now... Is anyone using a PCI Express video card under linux yet? Is there support for that yet? I tell ya what, I need a new graphics card, because DOOM 3 is a little slow, on the minimum graphics level.
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    Re: Video card power requirement

    Yeah, if you follow the link in my last post, you'll find that I was trying to boot the system without a CPU installed at all.

    While disassembling the cooler, I was halfway scared that I'd fried the CPU, because I hadn't used the included thermal paste. But instead, I found an empty CPU socket... You can put whatever kind of video card in whichever slot you want; the box will have power, but be dead as a doornail without the brains to run a POST test on ops: .

    Who be da numb skull? Dat be me :cry: :wink: .
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    I was tinkering around with a PSU once, and when I ended plugging it back in, it gave me a huge electric shock before setting itself on fire and burning my carpet. Since then, I refuse to talk about PSU's. That shock, wow, that was a big one, I had blisters on my hands and feet from it. Is it possible to buy a better capasity PSU and fit it to the case? I know that the shuttle pcs are small, but surely you can get one somewhere?
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