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Old 12-26-2007, 07:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P2-N757-TR GeForce 8600GT 512MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

I'm pretty amateur at computer knowledge, and I bought a new computer that has integrated graphics and i want a decent card to play games like oblivion.. COD... etc.

I know my computer has an open pci E slot so that will work .. but I'm not sure of the power supply
here is the back.. I think it's the power supply






I don't know if those last pictures are relevent.. but i Just thought anything might help


so i guess my question is, what do i have to do to get this card working in my computer ?



thanks for the time
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Link is broken. Card probably needs a power cable. 19A on 12v rail is pretty low.
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i fixed the link
so...
what exactly does that mean I need to do to get things running?
sorry .. I know almost know nothing about all of this
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You need to plug a power cable to the video card. There are adapters included.
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so I don't need to buy a seperate power supply unit?
I just buy the card, slide it into the pci-E slot, and then plug the cable (that's included?) in to the back of the tower, to the card ?
and it should all worK?
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Well, the PSU is not that great and you might need a better PSU.
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if i don't buy a new psu, and i do what i said a few minutes ago, will the card still work?

and if i do buy a psu
do you have any suggestions? like low end as I'm on a budget of about 50 dollars
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Yes, but it might be unstable.
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I see..
what do you suggest I do?



by the way thank you for having patience
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This? Newegg.com - Rosewill Stallion Series Dual Ball Bearing Fan RD500-2-DB ATX V2.2 500W Power Supply 115V/230V CSA, UL, TUV, FCC - Retail
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