Will a Palit GTS 250 1Gb work on my system?

Hi im going to buy a pailt gts 250 to upgrade from my old sparkle 8600 gt
Will my system support it?
My PC Specs:
AMD Athlon 64x2 Dual Core 4200+ 2.2GHz
PQi 4 GB Ram [DDR2]
Sweex 650w PSU
Gigabyte GA-M55SLI-S4 [nForce Chipset] - (Has 2 x16 Pci-Xpress Slots)
1 Samsung 300 Gb HDD, 1 Samsung 160 Gb HDD, 1 Lacie 500 GB External Hardisk
Please do not offend me or call me noobish im a new comer thx :D
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  1. Yes, it will work. CPU is going to be a bit of a bottleneck though. What are you upgrading from?
  2. I currently have an 8600 gt ddr2 sparkle
  3. You will surely notice a good jump in performance then.
  4. The GTS 250 will run just fine with your hardware, no worries.

    Just one point, though. The CPU is a little weak to drive the GTS250, I would advise either a 9600GT or HD4670 would be a better match, and probably cheaper.
  5. if I buy a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5400+ or 6000+ will it be better?
  6. It will be an improvement, obviously the faster the processor the better but before you make a decision first:
    Download and run CPUZ and open the 'motherboard' tab, this will tell you exactly which motherboard you have and, importaintly, if it is AM2 or AM2+, that little '+' is importaint and if you have a AM2+ 'board that will open up a wider range of upgrades.
    Once that is done, check this list, it will tell you which processors your motherboard will support:

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2310
  7. coozie7 said:
    It will be an improvement, obviously the faster the processor the better but before you make a decision first:
    Download and run CPUZ and open the 'motherboard' tab, this will tell you exactly which motherboard you have and, importaintly, if it is AM2 or AM2+, that little '+' is importaint and if you have a AM2+ 'board that will open up a wider range of upgrades.
    Once that is done, check this list, it will tell you which processors your motherboard will support:

    http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/CPUSupport_Model.aspx?ProductID=2310


  8. how can i upload a picture i need to show uw something on cpu-z
  9. Hi i ran cpu-z in the tab of mainboard it doesnt show am2 or am2+ :S
  10. Then assume AM2, an AM2+ chip will be restricted by the slower memory access given by AM2.
  11. but the 5400+ and 6000+ are AM2 not AM2+ :S
  12. Yes, you are correct.
    So to recap: Yes, your hardware fully supports the GTS250. Should you wish, a faster processor will give the card more performance but bear in mind, the X2 6000 takes your motherboard to the limit of its official support.
    A faster card (HD4870/GTX260 or beyond) is likely to cause issues with the powersupply, despite its 650W output, the importaint +12v amperage is quite low.
  13. no im not gonna buy a GTX 260 or beyond. Thx for reply I think GTS 250 is going to be enough. Pls specify by x2 6000 takes my motherboard beyond the limits of its offical support. Do u mean to tell me that my motherboard wont support the 6000+?
  14. No, it will support the 6000+ and I misread the CPU support list, it will actually go all the way to a X2 6400+ Windsor cored unit.
  15. ok thx
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