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X1700 with a Low Power Low Profile Galaxy 6800GT

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May 8, 2009 2:58:37 AM

Hi Guys..

i recently have been given a Acer X1700 while not a super machine it does the job..

i was looking to upgrade the graphics card and heard that Galaxy has a Low Profile, Low Power 9600GT for HTPC's

would it work in my setup.. bearing in mind the PSU for the system is only 220w
May 8, 2009 3:10:25 AM

Are you trying to get this system to game better? I'v eseen this perconally and its pretty small. And with a 220W PSU I'd doubt it. I can run a 9600GT off a 280W Dell PSU tho. What are the specifications of yours?
May 8, 2009 3:17:43 AM

Currently It's

Core 2 Duo E5300
2GB Ram ( which i'm also upgrading)
320gb HD
Geforce G100 Graphics Card (512MB)
DVD/R Drive
7.1 Surround Setup
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May 8, 2009 3:49:39 AM

So are you planning to game or just use for HTPC and HD content use?
May 8, 2009 3:59:53 AM

Would like to use it for some gaming... not play ultra high end games like Crysis but would potentially like to be able to play Starcraft 2.. not a huge FPS gamer..
May 8, 2009 4:03:53 AM

You could probably use a 9500GT, or a 9400GT. To be honest I can't say without knowing how many amps, rails you have on your PSU. etc.
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