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Old 05-19-2008, 04:15 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Can a PC with a 230w PSU (Dell) handle a 5200FX PCI card? Ive got a Pentium4 2.8ghz, 80GB IDE Drive, DVD Drive IDE and 512mb DDR1 Ram.

Everyone on the Dell forums seem to think that Dell PSU's are under rated (wattage), so dunno if that plays a part or not. I just wanna know if it can handle it well. Not just, or maybe, but without issues. Thanx anyway.

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i'd say chances are it should work fine.

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Old 05-19-2008, 07:23 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Okay thank you.
Second question, is a 22inch Samsung monitor (1680x1050) gonna lag on my integrated intel? The resoloution is supported but i just wanna know. I do Photoshop work and like the extra room. I need to use this PC until my christmas quad core.
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Yeah you're cool unless you're gaming. Great monitor btw, I love my 22" Samsung!
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Ive decided to save up and get a 24", lol! Its $499 Aus.
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lol @ dell psu's being under rated. If anything id say theyre over rated.

But yeah, that card uses very very little power.

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