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    Quote Originally Posted by amd_man2003
    You need more power. Your PSU isnt provinding the power the radeon needs, as it shuts ya down whnever its needing the extra power boost, and its not there
    Minimum Radeon 9700 specs are 300 watt PSU, and he doesnt have anything but a basic setup in his system, so that 350 should be more then enough. But if u have any mods like a CCL or lots of fans, you may be running into a problem.
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    I have a few 350w PSU's here that don't supply enough wattage across the combined 3.3/5 volt rails to boot a basic 1200 Duron system (120w).

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    my 350W provides 180W over the 3.3/5V rail. I run fine and I use a CC and 3fans!

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    I had a 350W PSU that ran a 1500+, 5 fans, CD-RW, CD-ROM, 2 7200 RPM HDD, ati 7500, etc...

    worked great for 10 months....then it went postal and killed the mobo, the next mobo I put into it, and a stick of PC2100
    ...didn't even give me a freakin' warning, just wouldn't boot one day :grr:
    I've gone too far and need to move on!

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    Likely why I like to stick in the 430-480w region as I like 200w as a minimum across those 3.3/5 volt rails to be safe.

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    According to the specs my 350watt can put out 230watt on the 3.3/5 rail. So check the fine print. The rating on the out side can be misleading.: peace2:
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    Quote Originally Posted by minibubba
    I had a 350W PSU that ran a 1500+, 5 fans, CD-RW, CD-ROM, 2 7200 RPM HDD, ati 7500, etc...
    Pfft, that's nothing. I had a 250W running a 1800+, 3 fans, 2 x CD Drives, 2 x HDDs, GF3 vid, 3 other PCI cards... :) Worked great for about a year then fizzled.

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    Like I said...No problems here, but I think my next PSU will be a monster...ie: 480W or more.
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