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#1 swapnil26sps

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 10:47 AM

I have D101GGC motherboard,Pentum D 2.6GHz,1.2GB DDR RAM,PSU->400.I want to buy 9800GT Graphics Card.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:23 AM

are you asking if your computer can support it? the answer is: barely, but I cant recomend it. Yes, you have a PCI express 16 lane on your motherboard, which is good, but keep in mind the Pentium 4 is a rather weak processor, and that combined with the slower DDR ram is going to severely bottleneck that card, and your PSU barely has the minimum wattage necessary to run that card, and Im guessing that if the computer your using is a prebuilt, then theres a good chance that it doesnt have the amperage necessary. And even if it does, its going to strain the PSU. Im thinking you need to at least upgrade to a 500-600 watt PSU at least.

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Posted 14 May 2009 - 11:31 AM

According to Intel your motherboard has a PCI-E 16X slot.

Most PCI-E X16 2.0 video cards should be backwards compatible, it just won't operate at the advertized [2.0] speed.

Look on Newegg.com , tigerdirect.com or SuperBiiz.com [ewiz.com]
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Posted 21 May 2009 - 02:21 AM

Well I would consider upgrading the ram when upgrading to a 9800GT. Ram is very cheap nowadays and should give the box an overall boost.




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