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Will GPU's work around the world

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Good day

 

I have a question.

 

Will GPU's work anywhere in the world? 

Example: I stay in South Africa with 240Volts grid. Can I buy a GPU from Amazon USA (USA power GRID i think is 120Volts) and install it in my PC?

Will it work fine? 

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The power supply of your PC needs to support the voltage of the grid. Most support both 120/230V. The components inside the PC always use the same voltage (12/5V DC).


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4 minutes ago, Ghost1801 said:

Good day

 

I have a question.

 

Will GPU's work anywhere in the world? 

Example: I stay in South Africa with 240Volts grid. Can I buy a GPU from Amazon USA (USA power GRID i think is 120Volts) and install it in my PC?

Will it work fine? 

Yep, DC is DC anywhere in the world. Its the PSU that converts from AC to DC.


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Gpus are exactly the same in every country. It will work when you plug it in your pc and it will work. You can buy from amazon usa but import taxes may apply.

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8 minutes ago, Ghost1801 said:

Good day

 

I have a question.

 

Will GPU's work anywhere in the world? 

Example: I stay in South Africa with 240Volts grid. Can I buy a GPU from Amazon USA (USA power GRID i think is 120Volts) and install it in my PC?

Will it work fine? 

Yes. Your PSU converts the AC power to DC. Internal computer components use DC not AC, standard internal PC components are universal, it wouldn't make sense to have GPU or CPUs or any parts besides the power cable for the PSU be country specific.


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5 minutes ago, Ghost1801 said:

Good day

 

I have a question.

 

Will GPU's work anywhere in the world? 

Example: I stay in South Africa with 240Volts grid. Can I buy a GPU from Amazon USA (USA power GRID i think is 120Volts) and install it in my PC?

Will it work fine? 

Your graphics card needs 12V, 3.3V and 5V lanes to operate, like many other components on your system.

As long as your motherboard and PowerSupply is able to deliver those to your graphics card, then it will work. 

 

What your power supply (PSU) does, is convert 100 to 220V to those 12V, 3.3V and 5V. So as long as your PSU is multi-region (most are.. they either automatically detect or have a switch, usually red that you need to flip. But best to double check before assuming). Anything after the PSU, is all following one of the PC standard (usually and most cases ATX)

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