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Old 01-19-2010, 07:05 PM   #1 (permalink)
acfcid
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Default Upgrading Video card , need serious help.

I'll start off by saying im not good at this computer stuff..

basically my system has an Asus Motherboard (dont know which one exactly)
its a amd anthlon 64 x2 dual core 3800+ and 3072 mb ram.
but there is 2 pci-x16 slots i do know that.

My current video card is a radion 1800x (time for a serious upgrade) its on the fritz now , im getting blue screen errors and random restarts with the message (Thread caught in device driver) and its so bad now that i cant play any video game at all.

so heres the problem. I just now recently lost my 550watt power supply , during transporting my computer, the powersupply stoped working. i think my computer might of tipped over or something. Anyways. i bought a new 500 watt power supply just a cheap 36$ one. and like an idiot. i didn't check the 6slot pci-x power connectors. This one only has 1 . Which is fine for my crapy video card. But all the video cards im looking up say they require 2x 6 slot connectors. And dont list a power watage. So im flat out worried if my power supply is even going to be able to handle it.

basically i need help finding a video card thats better than my Radeon 1800X but it has to be one that can run on a 500 watt power supply with 1 6slot connector..

if i have to buy a new power supply could you help me find one also. my budget is limited , i dont think i can spend more than 220$ total .
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