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8800GT work in my old system?

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March 26, 2008 8:33:22 PM

I just ordered a 8800GT for my new rig which I don't have yet. But I was wondering if it will run OK in my old system for now?:

AMD Athlon 64 2.2ghz 3500+
Asus A8N-SLI Deluxe
3gb DDR 400
Enermax 12V Ver2.0 485W Power Supply

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March 26, 2008 9:05:10 PM

You'll obviously need a PCI-E slot, which your mobo seems to have. You have sufficient power.

Why else might it not work?
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March 26, 2008 9:14:54 PM

I just put one in with my Opty 170 on an MSI nforce4 ultra board and it works wonderful
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March 26, 2008 9:58:54 PM

Your CPU will hold you back a bit since it's a single core, but it'll still work.
March 26, 2008 10:03:24 PM

It should work fine. However, it might instill in you the desire to upgrade your entire system. That's what happened to me when I plugged my shiny new 8800GT into my well aged S939 board :) 
March 26, 2008 11:31:23 PM

of course it will... if you have a PCI-E 16x slot on your mobo. It doesn't matter how slow your computer is (unless of course it's not fast enough to run the drivers :p )
March 27, 2008 2:36:56 AM

turns out that the damn thing wont fit in there anyways becuase the bulky after-market heatsink on the southbridge chip is in the way!
March 27, 2008 11:36:24 AM

Yikes, did you look that up or find out the hard way?
March 27, 2008 12:11:57 PM

i tried to put it in

apparently the south chip on that board gets really hot and it's common to put extra cooling on it
March 27, 2008 3:13:32 PM

Come to think of it, there was barely enough room on my old MSI K8N Neo4-F for my 8800GT. The card came like a millimeter from the northbridge fan; made me kinda nervous.