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June 11, 2006 4:25:48 PM

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]

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June 11, 2006 5:00:19 PM

The 7600gt should be fine is your comp a dell,hp,gateway, or did you build it yourself?
June 11, 2006 7:06:03 PM

It;s a gateway 702ge, its about a year and half old
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June 11, 2006 7:22:15 PM

I just thought I'd jump in on this one with a totally different question regarding the GeForce 6600GT.. Do you know if Nvidia made a GeForce 6600GT with a PCX GPU?
June 12, 2006 12:40:10 AM

do u mean pci express, if yes, they do make a 6600gt pci express, thats what i have.
June 12, 2006 1:23:09 AM

You should get a 450 watt psu then since it gives you ample amount of power and better stability and then pair it up with a 7600GT or 7900GT and you're golden. :wink:

Replacement PSU:

Rosewill RV450S-2 ATX 2.01 450W Power Supply

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

Graphics card:

XFX PV-T71G-UDE7 GeForce 7900 GT EXTREME (520MHz) 256MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...

or

XFX PV-T73G-UDE3 Geforce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E1681...
June 12, 2006 2:20:18 AM

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?
June 12, 2006 3:24:57 AM

Original Poster:

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).

6600GT Guy:

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.
June 14, 2006 2:42:09 AM

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.

Pros: -

Cons: -

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)
June 14, 2006 2:52:37 AM

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

Chipset Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Core clock: 580MHz
DirectX: DirectX 9
DVI: 2
Memory Clock: 1500MHz
Memory Interface: 128-bit
OpenGL: OpenGL 2.0
PixelPipelines: 12
TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video Out
VIVO: No

Model #: PV-T73G-UDE3
Item #: N82E16814150141
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