Will Asus 9600GSO run on my system?(specs inside)

Hi community

I been out of touch with the pc component world for a while now(marriage and kid) and my 7600GT's capacitors took dumps all over it. I found this card:

ASUS EN9600GSO/DI/512MD3/V2 GeForce 9600 GSO 512MB GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

on Newegg and I was wondering if it will work fine. I game casually so I'm not looking to throw anything crazy in there.

Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 Allendale 1.8GHz 2M shared L2 Cache LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor

G.SKILL 2GB (2 x 1GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

GIGABYTE GA-965P-DS3 LGA 775 Intel P965 Express ATX Intel Motherboar

COOLER MASTER Centurion 534 RC-534-SKN2-GP Black Mid Tower

FSP Group SAGA 450R 450W ATX12V PSU

SAMSUNG 941BW Black 19" 4ms (GTG) Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 500:1

EVGA 256-P2-N615-TX GeForce 7600GT 256MB 128-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 SLI Supported Video Card (DEAD)

P.S. How will it handle something like Fallout 3 and (for the wife) Sims 3?

Thanks for your help community
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  1. Well, with your rig, which is still OK for most games, that card will give you playable frames at low-med resolutions, with medium detail on. It's not a great gaming card by any means. It is $35 with rebate, so that's awesome. I am guessing the monitor resolution for you is 1280x1024, if this is the case, that card would be OK if you don't need 60 FPS.

    Check out this card, too, that's my recommendation:

    Its nearly double the cost, but doesn't require a PSU upgrade and has native HDMI also.
  2. Your FSP is actually a 400W unit (450 is only the peak; this is on the label). If you were happy with the performance of your 7600GT, then the 4650 will work for you. If you'd like a cheap improvement, then the HD4670 festerovic linked would be an even bigger step up.
  3. I was actually staring down the HD4670 that you linked me to festerovic, yesterday but the 400W PSU recommendation kinda of scared me thinking that the card was going to eat that much juice. I might just go with it.
  4. I ended up ordering the HIS iceq radeon hd4670 128bit 1GB GDDR3
    from NewEgg. I'm having an issue with it though.

    When it booted up and logged into Vista it displays at low res first of all. Then after a min or so(sometimes a few) blue screen pops up and displays a physical memory dump error and reboots. It keeps doing this over and over again. I booted it up in safe mode with network prompts and that problem doesnt occur. I removed the nvidia drivers through control panel device manager from my old 7600gt installation and downloaded the latest ati ones. When I tried to install them, I received a detection failure crap and can't complete the installation.

    Also the system does not automatically detect the new card.

    I assume I'm having problems in general because I dont have drivers for the ATI installed but I may be wrong. That is why I'm here asking you good peeps for help. Thank you
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  6. uninstall your ati driver first. after that use driver sweeper program like driver cleaner pro to sweep any left over by ati and nvidia drivers. after rebooting try installing the ati driver once again.
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