Wanting to upgrade vid card, have a 6600gt, but the fan is acting up, and i figure i need to step up a notch anyway's. The problem is i only have a 300 watt power supply, Im just wondering if i can run a 7600gt or maybe a 7800 on the ps i have? Have a p4 3.2 ghz, 1 gig of ram, 1 drive(dvd dual layer), and an onboard sound chip, in a btx case. Help!!!! Some of the cards i looked at said a min of 400 watt's supply, while others said a 350 min. Im not tech savy LOL. I just like to game. Thanks.[/list]
Well, both my GeForce 6600GT cards are PCI Express as they do fit into the PCI Express slot. The lable on one of my cards says PCI-E and on the other card it says PCX and both are made by EVGA. I know Nvidia have a few cards that are PCX but I was wondering if they ever manufactured a GEForce 6600GT with the PCX GPU. PCX and the 6 series GPU are totally different technologies. Both my cards have SLi adapters on them and I know that PCX technology is not SLi and those cards do not have the adapter. I am wondering if the PCX lable was stuck onto my GeForce 6600GT in error?
I would go for an upgraded power supply and get either a 7900GT or x1800, both are fine cards. I think though both require an external PCI Express connecter. Just a side note make sure the amount of pins on the power supply corresponds the the number of pins on the motherboard (24 or 20).
Dude dont worry about the sticker on the 6600GT. I have never even heard of a pcix graphics card. A 6600GT if im not mistaken takes up too much bandwidth for a pci or pcix slot anyway. Not to mentiont he fact that if it fits in the PCI Express Slot it wont work in pcix. It is just mislabeled, I have 2 6600GTs in sli from evga and have never had a problem with them.
Pretty much decided on the xfx 7600gt card, its had some pretty good reviews. What i like most about it, is that it comes over clocked already out of the box.
Other Thoughts: This card is already overclocked. The stock core clock for a 7600 is 560mhz and the stock memory clock is 1400mhz. This card has 580mhz core clock and 1500mhz memory clock. So stop complaining that you cant overclock this.
from some reviews off newegg.com, this is also why im looking real hard at this card!$179.99
($149.99 after $30.00 Mail-In Rebate)
Also------- Ive always been a Leadtek fan, but my 6600gt is only about a year old, and the fan sounds like its about to fly off LOL! Been hearing rumors (now granted just rumors), that there even fan problems on there current vid cards.I hate to stray off from leadtek, plus i really dont know a lot about xfx, but its a real good deal on that card. XFX PV-T73G-UDE3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail