330w is enough for 980 Reference VGA Card


New Member
Jun 29, 2016

I have had X51 R3 system, which include the 980 Reference VGA Card.

My Adapter is 330w, and currently, I am using the MSI AfterBurn to reduce the max power consumption of the card to 70% threshold, in order to prevent the damage to the adapter.

My question is that is it ok to run the 980 full load with the 330W adapter?

In addition, there is a connector on the mainboad for the FAN, beside the pump connector, which mentioned: PCI_FAN. When I plug the fan in, the fan run at full speed although it is a 4 pin connector. So, what is this connector and its function? How can I reduce the speed cause it is so loud.

Thank you