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Old 07-15-2007, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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i have an old sony vaio with the following specs
3.0 P4
2GB PC3200
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my old hard drive recently kicked the bucket, everything else still runs fine, i am gonna buy another hard drive to replace it (ATA), but i was thinking i should upgrade the video to something more suitable, but my PSU is only 266 or so watts...my question is..do you think that can run this video card?

Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100174L Radeon X1650PRO 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 AGP 4X/8X CrossFire Support Video Card - Retail
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Old 07-15-2007, 09:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i would say no
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What's the reason for this graphic card upgrade? Are you trying to play games on it? If not, it's not worth it.
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I think its time to build a new computer and rather then sell your old system convert it into a file server so you can store all of your files on the network and access them through any computer added to the network
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yeah just not worth spending money on...
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Assuming your cpu is socket 775, you can still hang on to that and buy a mobo, some ddr2 value ram, new psu, and a new graphics card pretty cheaply.
Newegg.com - GIGABYTE GA-945P-S3 LGA 775 Intel 945P ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Newegg.com - CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 667 (PC2 5300) Desktop Memory - Retail (get 2)
Newegg.com - SAPPHIRE 100166L Radeon X1650XT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Video Card - Retail
Newegg.com - HIPER HPU-4M480-PS ATX12V v2.2 480W Power Supply 100 - 120V AC cUL,TUV,CB,CE,FCC - Retail

$275 + ship and you've got a whole new pc able to play any game out there. Plus you can sell off a few of your old parts to make up some of the cash.
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his socket is probly 478. and yeah r u gaming? is so new build if not dont get new vga
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u should use it as a file server like saltynay says because its not worth gaming on that old systm, when ur new system can do the job way better
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