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Old 08-08-2004, 01:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default IS it hard to install a new video card?

ive been deciding a lot on video cards and i think ive come down to this one

eVGA nVIDIA GeForce 6800 Video Card, 128MB GDDR, 256-bit, DVI/TV-Out, 8X AGP, Model "128-A8-N343-AX" -RETAIL

now i heard the card was kind of big so does that relaly matter? i started out with a GeForce mx440 agp8x 64mb video card if that mattters

what are the steps that it takes to install/reinstall all that
like deletingn drivers and also explain them a little if thats alright because i dont know much about computers

it says this "A 350W system power supply is highly recommanded" how do i check what power supply i have and are they expensive to buy/install?
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Old 08-08-2004, 04:58 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nah, i think just the ultra is really big, the regular and gt should be fine
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the only thing u hav to worry about is that ur case is big enuf to fit it
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not hard at all! Just make sure you take precautions against static eletricity.
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Old 08-08-2004, 09:04 PM   #5 (permalink)
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The most important is your PSU, at least 400watts above if u plan to get 6800. y dont u get 6800GT, almost similar to Ultra.
6800 only run 12 pipelines while GT n Ultra run 16 pipelines.

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yah i agree with didi . . .

ultra is not worth it, just save $100+ and get the gt and oc it to ultra specs
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Yeah all u really need is a PCI slot open for heatsink room
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