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Old 09-18-2007, 11:29 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok...I got this really old computer that I bought back in 2002, and I just want to upgrade it slightly so I can be able to play a few small games. So I was wondering when a GFx card says that it requires:

Minimum of a 250 Watt power supply.
(Minimum recommended power supply with +12 Volt current rating of 18 Amps.) - EVGA 128-A8-N319-LX GeForce FX 5500 128MB 64-bit DDR AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail

And checking the specs of my computer when I bought it:


Would that mean that if I were to buy that specific card, my computer would not boot due to required higher current needed?

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No, that card will not work.


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If you want an AGP video card then I would not get anything less that this - BIOSTAR V6802XT21 GeForce 6800XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR2 AGP 4X/8X Video Card - Retail
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The card would work, but does the computer have a AGP slot? Many Dells do not have a graphics slot on the mobo.

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