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Buying a new graphics card


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#1 Trabitz

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 02:31 AM

Hello, all.

I'm thinking about buying this graphics card:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16814102822

I currently have a ASUSTek Computer INC. NAGAMI2 2.00 motherboard, an AMD Athlon 64 Processor 3800+, and 1 GB of RAM, as well as an NVidia GeForce 6150 LE graphics card that I want to replace.

Is my computer good enough for the graphics card that I want to buy?

Thanks in advance.

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#2 fairjoeblue

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 09:11 AM

On newegg if you click on Specifications & go to the bottom you will see you need a 450 Watt or greater power supply recommended .
Your power supply will need a 6 pin power connector for a video card also.

If your power supply meets the requirements you should be good to go !

BTW, Usually if ATI says you need a 450 Watt [or better] power supply they mean a really good 450 Watt power supply.
ATI tends to understate the power requirement of their video cards.
I use only ATI cards & have learned that from expierence.

Edited by fairjoeblue, 22 June 2009 - 09:14 AM.

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Posted 22 June 2009 - 10:35 PM

I agree with fairjoe, the 450W power supply is a bare minimum suggestion with a premium power supply unit. Usually, you should add 50W to 100W onto any power requirements a video card has regardless of manufacturer.

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