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Does my mother board support the 9800GT? its an ECS RC410-M

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March 12, 2010 8:37:05 AM

Does the ECS RC410-M support a Palit 9800GT?
It has PCI-E X16 slot
but i still dont know.
Also I have a 300watt SMPS installed right now to what wattage will I need to upgrade it so as to power the 9800?
March 12, 2010 2:11:12 PM

According to nvidia, 400W is minimum for a 9800GT.
If you have other plans for the near future, get a 550W or 650W Corsair.
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March 13, 2010 11:52:22 AM

A 9800GT only needs about 7 - 8 amps, so Corsair 400CX with its 30 amp rail is plenty. THe 400CX will power about any medium sized card, say in the 5770 class.
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March 22, 2010 9:16:39 AM

BTW Can a high wattage smps damage my system?
Its pretty old and the parts date back to 2006

Also I'm now planning on getting a GTS 250. which requires a min. 450 watt smps.
So if I get a 450 watt smps will that work well or will I have some problems.
because I don't have the money to buy a 500 watt smps along with it.
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