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9800 GTX+, is a new power supply all I need?

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#1 Kaneda979


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Posted 20 November 2009 - 02:30 AM

Hello. I'm trying to upgrade my graphics card to an Nvidia 9800 GTX+. :thumbsup: I know I need a new power supply with a minimum of 450w and with two 6pin pci-e connectors. Something like this I'm guessing..?

But is that all I need?

Here are my specs:

Compaq Presario

Model: SR5550F
Processor: AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 5400+ (2 CPUs), ~2.8GHz
Memory: 3.00 GB
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6150SE nForce 430

Here's an official link to my comps specs:

Any help will be much appreciated, thanks.

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#2 Layback Bear

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Posted 21 November 2009 - 07:54 PM

If you notice there is no mention in the specs of what power supply came with your computer. You can open it up and look. You could run it on a 450 P/S of quality but My self I would go to a 650 of quality. The 9800GTX + is a great card but it needs a good smooth power supply and IMHO a $35.00 P/S just isn't good enough. Corsair, PC Power and Cooling, Antec,Cooler Master,ThermalTake are just a few brands to check out.
PC Power & Cooling Silencer 610W Power Supply - Black (S61EPS) would be a nice pick for around $100.00

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