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Will My Amd Athlon 64 3000+ (~2.0 Ghz) Be Enough To Run A Geforce 8800 Gts?


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#1 loque

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 01:29 PM

Or will it bottleneck it?

And is my 400W powersupply sufficient??

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:14 PM

If your motherboard supports it. You technically can Run the card but your system won't run the card to its full extent. Your best bet would be to save some money and go with a 7 series card.. If your planning on upgrading the rest of the system in the future to keep up with the 8800 you will need at least the fastest AMD available and recommended a Intel core 2 duo extreme edition. This is one of the fastest Graphics processors available from Nvidia and they need the fastest processors to run at full capacity. It is the cream of the crop IMO.

Edit: Whats the rest of the system.. MB, RAM, ETC

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 02:23 PM

Edit: Whats the rest of the system.. MB, RAM, ETC


I have 1.024Gb RAM (I could double this if I wanted), I'm planning on buying a new motherboard for the card (most likely, an AMD Socket 754 Asrock K8NF6G-VSTA) because my current board doesn't have PCI-E. I don't really want to have to drop to a 7 series because I want DX10 graphics for Oblivion and for rFactor, and the 7 series is now basically obsolete anyway. I don't really want to fork out for a new CPU either, because the card and board will knock me back 250.

So. Wha'dya reckon now?

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:19 PM

If you need DX10 then that card is a great choice. Your system should run great with the new card and motherboard. :thumbsup: Your powersupply, Does it have a connector for PCI-Express? and what power ratings does it have? I know 400 max but what about the individual rails? As for mentioning the upgrading of the processor those were mere suggestions to run the card at max. Your current processor should do fine.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:22 PM

If you need DX10 then that card is a great choice. Your system should run great with the new card and motherboard. :flowers: Your powersupply, Does it have a connector for PCI-Express? and what power ratings does it have? I know 400 max but what about the individual rails? As for mentioning the upgrading of the processor those were mere suggestions to run the card at max. Your current processor should do fine.


What do you mean about the individual rails? What are they?

Thanks, by the way :thumbsup:

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Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:29 PM

The cards that I looked at had this recommendation: Minimum 400W or greater system power supply (with 12V current rating of 26A), you will probably need a better power supply. I would recommend at least 550 watts, just to be on the safe side.
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Posted 26 May 2007 - 03:36 PM

Rails = connectors Each componenet connector has its own Wattage rating. If you look at the sticker on the Powersupply it will read something like this (taken from a Rosewill 350 watt) DC Voltage +3.3v Output 20A, DC voltage +5V output 12A, DC Voltage 12v output 10A<<< You need that to be 26A. I would go with Oldf@rt's suggestion.l
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