Looking to do some minor upgrading to my Dell and leaving it connected to my TV (42" Vizio
) for streaming/playing videos and source engine games (TF2, L4D2, Portal2).
CPU: Pentium E5700 Wolfdale
PSU: OCZ 500w ModXStream Pro
RAM: Mushkin DDR2 800
GPU: EVGA GTS 450
1) Another GTS 450 stated 450w+ PSU with 12v current @ 38A, that OCZ only has 36A between both rails, will it work for me?
2) I only have a PCIe x16 1.0a slot, I know cards are backwards compatible but how bad of a performance hit will I take?
3) I'm using 32-bit XP which is limited to 3GB-ish of ram, getting 4GB so I can still utilize dual channel. Will I still get dual channel benefits even if I can't use all the memory?
Any other thoughts would be appreciated.
Please read through the thread thoroughly before responding.
Nobody wants to read a wall of text, formatting is your friend.
i5 3570k | 8GB G.Skill 1600MHz | R9 290 | SeaSonic 750X