i have the card and it needs a molex power connector and ur right it does need 20 amps on the 12v rail but ur 18 amps will suffice just fine...for cod4 i played it maxed out at 1024x768 at about 35fps with a pentium 4 so its not bad but it could b better
When i check my PC specs in Hardware Profile, it only shows a single AMD Athlon 64bit 3000. However, when i had the computer built, it was supposed to be a 'dual core' with two AMD Athlons.
I've never got my head around this. Somebody told me once that you need special hardware to actually use both chips at the same time. Does this mean I have two Athlons but only one usable one (at 2Ghz)? Do you know anything about that???
There is no dual core 3000+. The lowest numbered dual core was the 3600+, and I'm not sure that was released for the S939. All modern hardware should support a dual core, you'll need to make sure you have the right "HAL" loaded for windows. If you use the uniprocessor driver, you'll only have one core working.
If I read this right, you have a 3000+, 512MBs of ram, a FX5200, and windows XP. I would not stress the PSU with an 7800GS. Get the 7600GS, and start saving up for a new system. I spent $45 and get 4GBs of very nice ram, you don't want to know how much that will cost for DDR.
No. The AMD Athlon 3000+ processor is just a single core processor. Think of it like lanes on a highway. A single core has one lane. A dual core processor has two lanes. A quad-core processor has four lanes. Regardless of how many lanes, it's still just one highway (processor).
In order to have a dual-core system, you'd need a motherboard that accepts a dual-core processor and, of course, the dual core processor itself or a motherboard that can accept two separate processors (though these would not be considered mainstream).