Posted 27 April 2007 - 01:00 PM
The basic thing you need to know if you dont care about anthing else is. Do you have a PCI-E x16 slot and does that have an open slot above it for that fan port.
I really don't think you'll need this graphics card for some time to play any games really well. but if you want it, go for it.
Some things to think about
Look inside the computer
1. If there are wires everywhere then you might want to invest in some zip ties and tie them down away from the center of the motherboard to increase airflow.
2. Looking at the PCI-E slot is it a PCI-e x16 slot, if you dont know, how big is it, is it longer than a regular PCI slot, if its longer then it is a PCI-E x16
3. Where is the card gonna be, whats under that area, will it create a problem with any components (over heating or knocking it)
4. What components do you have on your machine right now. Will your PSU be able to handle the upgrade, and does it have a 6 pin connector to power the card
5. Does your computer have the capability to run this card at its full potential
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