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Last response: in Graphics & Displays
March 2, 2007 11:11:42 PM

I currently have a radeon 300se 128mb pci express card
proc is 3.2
ram 1.5
More than enough avail space.
Would like to up to a Radeon x1950pro.
I have a Gateway 550gr and the chipset is 915g, the radeon comp chart calls for a i975x. Is it possible this will work with my machine.
Am attempting to play Vanguard. I have min lag with my presence card, but would like to eliminate that best I can and go for the super card at the same time.

I do not know computers, and all help is appreciated.

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March 2, 2007 11:52:53 PM

Any current PCI-E card will work, regardless. Just make sure your PSU can handle the 1950Pro.
March 3, 2007 12:02:50 AM

Just make sure your PSU can handle the 1950Pro
That not only means enough amps on the 12v rail, but that your PSU has a 6-pin PCI-e connector on it, as well. I just posted this earlier today, on another thread:

suggest you use a 420 Watt PSU minimum, but better is always recommended especially if you keep SLI or Crossfire in mind as a future upgrade. When you buy a new PSU then look at the packaging and check the 12 volts rail for the amperage, 20 AMPS should be fine for a single card, 30 for Crossfire (in this segment). With the X1950 Pro in Crossfire I'd recommend a 520 Watts PSU though.
from this review:

Hope that helps.
March 3, 2007 12:36:17 AM

Thanks ever so much.