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Old 10-25-2005, 07:41 AM   #11 (permalink)
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eVGA is what everyone seems to be going with.. and if they sucked, people wouldnt be going with them... id try to find one of them
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Old 10-25-2005, 06:19 PM   #12 (permalink)
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i want to get a 6800GT Pci-e card PZEROFGH. Also, i have stock cooling and i've heard the card can get up to 70 degrees celcius. Is this a problem? Maybe not during the winter:P
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:28 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I seriously doubt your fx5300 is PCI-e especially if it was a store-boguht computer that you bought last year. Then again I might be wrong.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:39 PM   #14 (permalink)
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The first video card released on PCI-e was a 6200 or 6600, not one of them 5XXX cards. You my friend have an old out dated system with PCI, possibly AGP, right now i think the best card you can get is the eVGA 6800GT for AGP 8x, if your motherboard even supports AGP.

PCI - Old normal white slots, sometimes other colors, usualy theres 2-6 of them on a motherboard.
AGP - Graphics card slot, only one on a motherboard and they sit a little farther to the center of the board then the PCI slot. It is also different color from the PCI slots.
PCI-E - Newest interface for graphics cards and other various cards. PCI-e comes in different formats, but the slots are usualy very short or VERY long compared to normal PCI and AGP slots.
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:07 AM   #15 (permalink)
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"The motherboard provides one PCI Express x16 slot and three 32-bit PCI bus slots."

This is a quote from my manual. And the diagram shows that the pci-e slot is longer and the short section of the pci-e slot is opposite that of a regular pci slot. I don't have an AGP slot on my board. The card i have is FX5300 PCX so maybe the pcx means pci-e?!?

anyways, thanks for the help all yous guys!
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Old 10-26-2005, 01:17 AM   #16 (permalink)
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They exist.

http://www.dealclick.co.uk/product/1...DVI-Retail.php
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Old 10-27-2005, 08:16 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I have a stock 350W power supply. Even though the cards specs say that 350 is the minimum, will i need a better one. I have only one hard drive, 4 sticks ram, DVD-RW, Cd rom, ya know the basics. Will the 350W PSU work???
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Depends on the amperage of the 12v rail....
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Old 10-27-2005, 08:30 PM   #19 (permalink)
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ok i hvae it open


+12V 19.5A
-12V 0.5 A


it also says +3.3V & +5V & +12V = 320V max.

also it says the yellow one is the 19.5A wire but they all look the same


also, on tiger direct's power supply guide thing, they had a chart of how much power certain things use. does every 128MB of RAM use 7 W? they said a high end card (6800GT - year old but still pretty good) could use up to 100W. cpu 80-100, and drives and stuff could use 5-10 each.
Can i run the 6800GT without taxing the PSU too much???
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