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

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July 29, 2009 10:11:44 PM

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 
July 29, 2009 10:15:27 PM

Yes, it will work. CPU is going to be a bit of a bottleneck though. What are you upgrading from?
July 29, 2009 10:42:10 PM

I currently have an 8600 gt ddr2 sparkle
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July 29, 2009 11:36:24 PM

You will surely notice a good jump in performance then.
a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2009 11:38:05 AM

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.
July 30, 2009 1:18:27 PM

if I buy a AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual-Core 5400+ or 6000+ will it be better?
a b Î Nvidia
July 30, 2009 3:15:43 PM

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/CPUSuppo...
July 30, 2009 6:24:54 PM

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/CPUSuppo...


July 30, 2009 6:25:53 PM

July 30, 2009 6:26:19 PM

how can i upload a picture i need to show uw something on cpu-z
July 30, 2009 8:47:06 PM

Hi i ran cpu-z in the tab of mainboard it doesnt show am2 or am2+ :S
a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2009 11:45:38 AM

Then assume AM2, an AM2+ chip will be restricted by the slower memory access given by AM2.
July 31, 2009 12:00:58 PM

but the 5400+ and 6000+ are AM2 not AM2+ :S
a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2009 5:36:23 PM

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.
July 31, 2009 6:03:41 PM

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+?
a b Î Nvidia
July 31, 2009 6:09:34 PM

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.
July 31, 2009 6:14:56 PM

ok thx
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