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Old 01-23-2008, 05:46 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello,

I have an Acer E380 right now with an x1650 card in it:

Acer Aspire E380-ED401A (Athlon 64 X2 4000+ 2GHz, 2GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Home Premium) Specs. Desktops Specifications.

Someone at my school is selling an x1800xt 512 MB for $100. Is that a good deal? And would my computer bottleneck it/would I need anything else? I know the 512MB is overkill because my monitor is old (HP f1703) but I'm not too worried about that as much as the computer aspect.

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Old 01-23-2008, 05:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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where the h3ll is the price? A 250w psu. Jesus
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Oh, sorry, I already have the computer, I was just wondering about the video card.
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x1800xt is a good deal for $100

but the x2 4000+ not going to bottleneck the x1800xt

because I've seen x1950xt's with like athlon64 3400+ and have it not bottleneck
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Well that's good news. But will my power supply be enough to use it?
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well if I knew what the amperage on the 12v Rails are on the PSU, then I could tell you (and no its not 250w)
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Lol...I know that much...but not much else. Is there a way for me to find that out without opening up my machine?
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its on the PSU unfortunately, but you could just pull of the side and read it
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So, I'm looking at my PSU and see a lot of numbers, I have no idea what I'm looking for. Any help?
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u could click a picture, I'll tell you what you need
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