Question Idk if my gpu or power is okay help fast :>)

WildCard999

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I'd replace it when PSU pricing normalizes as it is a low quality unit. With a better quality unit you may not see as many dips or lessened dips but if your not really experiencing performance dips I wouldn't worry too much now but eventually get a good quality 550W unit.
 
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I'd replace it when PSU pricing normalizes as it is a low quality unit. With a better quality unit you may not see as many dips or lessened dips but if your not really experiencing performance dips I wouldn't worry too much now but eventually get a good quality 550W unit.
soo... i have one platinum ms400atx p4 400w but idk if it will be enough, so i dont have to worry abut my gpu and i can play everything normaly?
 
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Just use your current one for now since it seems to be working fine for your uses.

How long have you been using the RX 580 with that PSU?
a day, i know but im so worried about something happening to gpu and stuff you know... people told me not to use adapter for gpu but i had to cause it was a cheaper way...
 

WildCard999

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a day, i know but im so worried about something happening to gpu and stuff you know... people told me not to use adapter for gpu but i had to cause it was a cheaper way...
I'd return the GPU and get something that uses less power and has close performance to the RX 580, like the 1650 Super or spend like $100 USD and get a decent PSU.

When I was less experienced I ruined a few GPUs with underpowered PSU's so taking that risk is not really a good idea. Even having to use adapters isn't ideal as we've seen a few threads were some have actually melted.
 
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I'd return the GPU and get something that uses less power and has close performance to the RX 580, like the 1650 Super or spend like $100 USD and get a decent PSU.

When I was less experienced I ruined a few GPUs with underpowered PSU's so taking that risk is not really a good idea.
The gpu was not bought from the store i paid 100 dollars so... yea i cant return it i think ill buy new psu... can i send you name and pic of new psu when i decide which one i want to buy just to confirm it ill buy okay one
...and by the way i just changed psu to ms platinum one and i succeeded finishing userbenchmark test www.userbenchmark.com which i could not finish with psu i had the logic one, it would just crash when it started checking gpu ...
 
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Where are you located? I live in Massachusetts and if your nearby I have a Antec 1200W PSU I no longer use that you can have for free. I can ship it if you pay for the shipping costs. The unit is older but would be more then enough power for your system.

https://www.newegg.com/antec-truepower-quattro-series-tpq-1200-1200w-continuous-power/p/N82E16817371032
i dont think that would be really possible cause i live in Croatia (Europe) but that would be actually great for me...
 
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I would be very worried about this. An 8-pin connector is rated for 150w, 6-pin is only 75w and an RX580 needs more power than the slot and a 6-pin can provide. 6pin to 8-pin adapters have been known to catch fire as they make it so that the 6-pin cable gets overloaded and very hot.
yea but look at this... it does not
I would be very worried about this. An 8-pin connector is rated for 150w, 6-pin is only 75w and an RX580 needs more power than the slot and a 6-pin can provide. 6pin to 8-pin adapters have been known to catch fire as they make it so that the 6-pin cable gets overloaded and very hot.
https://prnt.sc/stvfc2 the power consumption on gpu is much greater than 75 w if that makes sense
 

bignastyid

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An RX 580 can use ~190w under load. With the 75w from the pci-e slot and 150w from an 8-pin connector this usually isn't a problem if the PSU is decent. Now a 6-pin connector is only rated for 75w so with the 75w from the pci-e slot that still leaves you ~40w and since the card thinks that there is an 8-pin plugged in it's going to be pulling ~105w(under full load) from a connector rated for 75w.

It's also a very likely your "500w" psu isn't actually a 500w psu by modern standards and is of low quality as even most mediocre 500w PSU's have at least 1 6+2 pin connector.
 
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and yea by the way... can i play like low end games and just browse the internet and watch stuff is that okay can it hurt gpu?
 
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An RX 580 can use ~190w under load. With the 75w from the pci-e slot and 150w from an 8-pin connector this usually isn't a problem if the PSU is decent. Now a 6-pin connector is only rated for 75w so with the 75w from the pci-e slot that still leaves you ~40w and since the card thinks that there is an 8-pin plugged in it's going to be pulling ~105w(under full load) from a connector rated for 75w.

It's also a very likely your "500w" psu isn't actually a 500w psu by modern standards and is of low quality as even most mediocre 500w PSU's have at least 1 6+2 pin connector.
Well browsing the net and watching stuff can be done on the 4160's iGPU. I really wouldn't risk that RX 580.
i have old GT 710 but yea... well then i wont be able to play league of legends on high settings :,D nvm thanks
 

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