PSU not being able to support this? - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Monitors, Printers and Peripherals
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-26-2004, 10:17 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2
Default PSU not being able to support this?

A'ight..I have a 3 year old computer (*cough* Dell *cough)...

if anyone knows anything about dells, it's the fact that they do anything in their power to make it so you can not upgrade their stuff...biggest pain in the butt: PSU. They have a special adapter into the mobo and put the power wires on the wrong side.

Alright...that being said...after 3 years, it's still a decent system (P4 2ghz, 512mb ram), but with a bottleneck of a graphics card (64mb GF3).

Now...I can get a 128mb 9800 pro for pretty cheap, and was going to jump the offer, but my 250w PSU is making me rather wary.

I've heard people running a 9600xt fine on the power supply...

so, should I go for it? I want to make this computer last for another year, and do a full upgrade when I go off to college next fall.

Mythik is offline  
Old 11-26-2004, 10:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
PowerQuest / Opera
TheMajor's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Netherlands
Posts: 10,177

Depends on what you are doing.

TheMajorMMX - Intel P200 MMX @ 225Mhz - V-Tech (PcPartner) Baby-AT mb w/ Intel Triton TX chipset - Nvidia Riva TNT2 M64 w/ 16MB - 256MB M-Tec SDRAM - Still running.....
TheMajor is offline  
Old 11-26-2004, 11:16 PM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 2

Gaming, mostly.
Mythik is offline  
Old 11-26-2004, 11:21 PM   #4 (permalink)
Lord Techie
Join Date: May 2004
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 5,282
Send a message via AIM to beedubaya

250W is a little weak for a 9800 Pro. In fact, I wouldn't even run a 9600XT on that. You need at least a 400W PSU if you want to be talking about anything more in the way of graphics cards than the low end crap like the 9200SE and X300SE.
beedubaya is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.