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Is my PC good enough to run Geforce 9800?

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October 16, 2009 1:37:50 PM

My PC was built in late 2007 and my previous video card was the Geforce 8500, which died this month. My specs are:

AMD Athlon 64 X2
1 GB RAM
Topower 520W power supply

So is this setup good enough to run Geforce 9800 or do I need further upgrades? And do I need one head or both to connect the video card's 6-pin connector to the power supply?

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October 16, 2009 4:28:37 PM

not sure how good your psu but 9800GT need minimum 400w psu and 2 6 pin pci-e power connector. your cpu should be ok
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October 16, 2009 5:01:59 PM

Hello, What speed is your X2? Also your PSU is plenty. I've ran a 8800GT 512 off a Thermaltake 500W pure power(Two 12V rails, one 14A, the other 15A), and I'm running it just fine with even a 4870 1GB, so you PSU should be good. I would upgrade to 3~4GB of RAM since that will make a noticeable improvement.

Edit* Also, there is no 9800GT I know of that needs 2 PCI power connectors. In fact, I recently installed one in a customers computer without any power connector's on it at all. ala a 'green' version.
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October 16, 2009 5:03:48 PM

i think you will be fine with that video card. although like ^ said you might be limited depending on the actual speed of your dual core. best of luck.
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October 16, 2009 5:18:03 PM

your ram will deffinetly bottlneck your overall performance, but other than that your PSU should be fine, if you dont have 6 pin connectors on your PSU you should be able to get some 6pin to molex converters cheap (they normally come with the graphics card)
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