Upgrading to 8800 GT, want to make sure everything is a-ok
Hello! I am new to these forums, so hello (again).
I'm completely new to the world of pc upgrading, before my dad always did it. But now I need a new video card, and my dad is completely unfamiliar with that area.
SO. I'm turning to the internet! I've seen a couple threads like this on here, so I figured I'd throw another out there.
Here's a quick layout of my system (not the newest, I know :P):
Model: HP m7480n
Processor: PentiumD 930 (P) DC 3.0 GHz
Video card: NVIDIA GeForce 7300LE
2.0 GB of RAM
300 GB hard drive
300W power supply
As I said, I want to upgrade to an NVIDIA 8800 GT. I'll be upgrading my power supply to a 500W unit, and I think that's all I need to do to run this card...but I'm not sure. My dad said he read that I need a NVIDIA hybrid enhanced motherboard? And neither of us have no idea what that means.
I think that's it though...am I going to be able to run this card on my system? I really would appreciate some help. Any opinions are welcome!
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Actually, after a bit more research I've discovered that the model of the card I want requires a PSU with a +12V rating of at least 30A...so I think I'll get a 450 watt Corsair VX450W with a +12V rating of a cool 33A. That should do the trick, yeah?
VX450 will work fine with 8800GT and if your MB has pci-express x 16 slot you are good to go.