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Old 11-16-2005, 07:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I want to get an Nvidia6800(non GT) to improve performance in gaming.

My specs:
250W PSU
533 FSB mobo
P4 2.4GHz (512kb) CPU
Nvidia 5500 OC
768mb PC2100 ram (256x1)(512x1)
40gb 7,200 rpm WesternDigital HDD
Samsung DVD-rom
Samsung CD-r/rw
Network card
Audigy sound card

Im worried that I might not have a powerfull enough PSU to power the 6800. What do you think? I dont think I can upgrade my PSU because I have a Dell 4500 which has proprietary sockets on the mobo but I do recall reading something about a adapter. If I dont have the power to power it would other cards can I run that are good?6600gt maybe?
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Old 11-16-2005, 07:37 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nope a 250 watt wont do it if you want there are some vendors that sell dell upgrade PSUs
http://www.pcpowercooling.com/produc...supplies/dell/
here you go
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you could also buy my 9800pro cough cough that i used with my sony vaio computer which would be like a 205W power supply look in my sig for the link
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Old 11-16-2005, 08:16 PM   #4 (permalink)
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great. 80 dolalrs for a stupid Dell 350W power supply. If it wasnt a dell the psu would be around what?40 dollars. god **** b/s.
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thats why you dont buy dell man, now you learned your lesson and you are going to build your own
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:10 PM   #6 (permalink)
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hey dont buy the new PSU, because i myself have a dell computer and i'm running the 6800 on the same 250w PSU and it works great for me.

Also i added another harddrive and still running on the same 250w PSU
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Old 11-16-2005, 10:52 PM   #7 (permalink)
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^^^
Oh thank you.
Thats what I wanted to hear. Alright you convinced me, im getting the 6800 regular AGP.
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dont expect your 6800 will show its MAXED power though :P
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Ive got a question too... will my 480 watt run the 6800?
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yes but what company is it?
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