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Old 09-02-2010, 10:06 AM   #6
Char Ell
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About that 9800 GT from MSI, it does seem to require a least a 400 watt power supply with 26A on the 12V power rail, per the minimum requirements listed on the box that the card came in.

The 375W power supply did have a 30A max rating on the 12V rail but when I installed the 9800 GT and booted the computer no longer displayed anything on the monitor and the card actually made a buzzing noise. I did have a 500W power supply with a 34A rating on the 12V rail available so I replaced the 375W unit with that, booted up, and the PC and the 9800 GT worked just fine.

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