Ok, so I got the 9800GT. Seems as though it wasn’t my videocard, it’s my PSU. I plugged the card in and the computer booted with no video. I made sure the external power connector was secure on the new card, still nothing. I put in my old card and the computer booted fine.
I just noticed that the external fan isn’t running on the PSU. So, I guess it’s time for a new one.
Now, another question. This card says I have to have a minimum 400 watt PSU with a min of 18amps on the 12v rail. My old PSU was 450 watt and it has this on the side:
12v1 : +15a
12v2 : +17a
I’m assuming that PSU wouldn’t have run this card anyways? Do you add both those numbers together?
I’m looking at this one now:
It has this under specs:
Output: +3.3V&+5V @ 20A; +12V1&+12V2 @ 17A; +5V SB @ 2.5A; -12V @ 0.8A
So, that “17A” means that this card will not run on it either, right? This is pretty confusing.
Will this PSU run the card? I can’t find any voltages on the spec:
Actually on newegg it says this about that 650 watt:
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That should be enough, right?
Will that PSU fit where my old one was in my box? I’ve never actually replaced a PSU before.