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VGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3

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August 13, 2008 5:22:31 AM

VGA 512-P3-N861-AR GeForce 9600 GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3


I run an e510 dimension dell desktop computer. Intel 3.20ghz pentium4.

2.5gb ram..., 1024x768 display I use, I will be gaming on COD4 etc on high settings no overclock though probably and I will also probably get this PSU if this isnt gonna bottleneck my cpu or w.e...

Will it work well, will it fit?... etc?

here is some more specs better explained:

Windows XP - Dell dimension e510

Intel Pentium 4 640 Prescott
Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.20GHz
Bus Speed 199.5MHz
Rated FSB 798.0MHz

Dell Inc. Model 0KF623
chipset: Intel i945G/GZ


Dell Inc. version A02 10/13/2005 <--Date of bios?
PCI-Express Link Width x16 max x16

DDR2 2.5GB Channels#: Dual

August 13, 2008 1:30:12 PM

I really do need help on this situation anybody... Spent about 20 hours on this stuff so far now only thing I actually ordered is 2gb ram (only 1gb atm).

Thank you!
August 13, 2008 1:38:16 PM

i hav a 9600 gt + a x2 2.8GHz and i hit bottleneck at cames like GRID, mass effect at resolution of 1400x900........however i get 45 to 50fps and i no i get bottle necked coz ma cpu hits 100% with ur P4, at 1024x768, i fear bottlenecking
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August 13, 2008 1:49:15 PM

But it would still work I mean 40 fps is totally fine for me if its on pretty high settings! I am used to a 1gb 128mb 128bit GPU o.o used to work around 20 fps on COD4 but then I updated drives and lighting got all wack and it runs at like 5 fps or sometimes LESS!

BUT I just need to know that this will work with my system! I just don't know if my mobo will support it?
August 13, 2008 1:54:42 PM

ur p4 wis way bigger bottleneck for the 9600GT........i dont think it will go above 20fps at 1024x768.....i know dis guy who gets 17fps in AoC with 1.8Ghz c2d which is faster than ur p4.

i say go updgrade ur cpu or go with 3850 and save urself some money. 3850 will probably give the same kind of performance as 9600gt with ur cpu due to bottlenecking
August 13, 2008 2:16:20 PM

at that resolution it would be fine. if you go any higher your cpu will bottleneck the 9600. your mobo supports pci-e? and it is better that you upgrade your psu too.
August 13, 2008 2:19:39 PM

I am upgrading both the psu and GPU, my mobo says pci-e x16 support I think so it must be like 1.0 mobo. So if I decided to buy a cpu or mobo in the next few years the cpu would include a mobo? or a mobo would include a cpu? usually whats the case?
August 13, 2008 2:27:31 PM

tomasf said:
at that resolution it would be fine. if you go any higher your cpu will bottleneck the 9600. your mobo supports pci-e? and it is better that you upgrade your psu too.

At a higher resolution the cpu would become *LESS* of a bottleneck.
August 13, 2008 2:30:55 PM

I thought it was bottle necked because my mobo was like pci-e 1.x and not 2.0?
August 13, 2008 2:49:48 PM

OK I will go ahead and order both of those things I may also get a new CPU sometime but what exactly is causing the bottleneck and what on whatever that is causing it is? EXAMPLE: mobo the pci-e slot not being 2.0...

and maybe this is it do I really just sort of need a bigger screen with better resolution... But now that I look closely, this monitor may be able to support something better I have it on 1024x768 but almost EVERYTHING takes over 2 pixels is that normal or does that mean that I need to set it at a higher res?
August 13, 2008 3:35:42 PM

So if anyone sees this before i hace to start a new thread can you answer that question^ ??

all I need before buying it all and having fun!
August 13, 2008 4:17:33 PM

turns out I am supposed to run it at 1280x1024!
August 13, 2008 6:05:06 PM

no one can respond?

I've ordered an anti strap and the PSU I will order the card once My psu comes and I test it out :D