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GeForce GTS250 question

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November 13, 2009 4:28:13 PM

Hello

I was wondering if a GeForce GTS250 would run properly in my computer, since my motherboard only is PCI-Express 1.0 x16 and the GTS is 2.0 x16


I got a 250W PSU that im sure wont be enough so im thinking about getting a Corsair VX550W PSU to power the GTS250.

Right now im having a GeForce 8500GT and it runs poorly on my new 24" LCD Samsung P2450H monitor, so im thinking a new GPU (GTS250) would be a good idea in order to run games like World of Warcraft, CS:S, Heroes of Newerth (a DotA clone, but with better graphics) more smoothly.


Heres a short overview over my system:

AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4200+ 2.2GHz
3GB DDR2 Ram
500GB HDD
GeForce 8500GT


And heres some indepth info from SiSoftware Sandra:


Computer
Manufacturer : Acer
Model : Aspire M3100
Version : R01-A3


Mainboard
Platform Compliance : AMD LIVE!
Manufacturer : Acer
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : No
MPS Version : 1.40
Model : F690GVM
Type : Mainboard
BIOS : 10/10/2007-RS690-SB600-6A669FK8C-00
Chipset : A669


Computer Memory Controller
Location : Mainboard
Error Correction Capability : None
Number of Memory Slots : 4
Maximum Installable Memory : 8GB
Bank0/1 - A0 : DIMM DDR2 1GB/64 @ 667MHz
Bank2/3 - A2 : DIMM DDR2 1GB/64 @ 667MHz
Bank4/5 - A4 : DIMM DDR2 512MB/64 @ 667MHz
Bank6/7 - A6 : DIMM DDR2 512MB/64 @ 667MHz

Chipset
Model : Foxconn RS690 Host Bridge
OEM Device Name : ATI (AMD) RS690 Host Bridge
Revision : A1
Bus : HyperTransport
Front Side Bus Speed : 1x 199MHz (199MHz)
In/Out Width : 16-bit / 16-bit
Crossfire Technology : Yes
Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 796MB/s
Maximum Power : 5.50W

Chipset
Model : AMD Athlon 64 / Opteron HT Hub
Revision : A1
Bus : HyperTransport
Version : 1.02
Front Side Bus Speed : 2x 995MHz (2GHz)
Maximum FSB Speed : 2x 1GHz (2GHz)
In/Out Width : 16-bit / 16-bit
I/O Queue Depth : 4 request(s)
Maximum Bus Bandwidth : 7.77GB/s

Chipset 2 Hub Interface
Type : HyperTransport
Version : 1.02
In/Out Width : 16-bit / 16-bit
Multiplier : 5x
Speed : 2x 995MHz (2GHz)

Logical/Chipset Memory Banks
Bank 0 : 1GB DIMM DDR2 5-5-5-15 3-21-5-3 2T
Bank 1 : 1GB DIMM DDR2 5-5-5-15 3-21-5-3 2T
Bank 2 : 1GB DIMM DDR2 5-5-5-15 3-21-5-3 2T
Supported Memory Types : ECC DIMM Registered DDR2 ChipKill
Channels : 2
Memory Bus Speed : 2x 313MHz (626MHz)
Maximum Memory Speed : 2x 400MHz (800MHz)
Multiplier : 1/7x
Width : 64-bit
Integrated in Processor : Yes
Cores per Memory Controller : 2 Unit(s)
Refresh Rate : 7.80µs
Power Save Mode : Yes
Fixed Hole Present : No
Maximum Memory Bus Bandwidth : 9.78GB/s

APIC 1
Version : 2.01
Maximum Interrupts : 24
IRQ Handler Engaged : Yes
Enhanced Support : Yes

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Nanya
Model : NT1GT64U8HB0BY-3C
Serial Number : 259A0E23
Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Memory DC Line : 1.80V
Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Nanya
Model : NT1GT64U8HB0BY-3C
Serial Number : A19E0E22
Type : 1GB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 16x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Memory DC Line : 1.80V
Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Nanya
Model : NT512T64U88B0BY-3C
Serial Number : B0381C16
Type : 512MB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 8x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Memory DC Line : 1.80V
Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

Memory Module
Manufacturer : Nanya
Model : NT512T64U88B0BY-3C
Serial Number : DC081C16
Type : 512MB DIMM DDR2
Technology : 8x(64Mx8)
Speed : PC2-5300U DDR2-666
Standard Timings : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Version : 1.02
Memory DC Line : 1.80V
Timing @ 333MHz : 5-5-5-15 3-20-5-3
Timing @ 267MHz : 4-4-4-12 2-16-4-2
Timing @ 200MHz : 3-3-3-9 2-12-3-2

Environment Monitor 1
Model : ITE IT8718F LPC
Version : 3.00
Mainboard Specific Support : No

Environment Monitor 2
Model : AMD K8 CPU [P0, C2, SC3, SN0]
Version : 107.02
Mainboard Specific Support : No

Temperature Sensor(s)
Board Temperature : 49.00°C td
CPU Temperature : 41.00°C
Auxiliary Temperature : 23.00°C

Cooling Device(s)
Auto Fan Speed Control : No
System Fan : 3497rpm
Auxiliary Fan : 1216rpm

Voltage Sensor(s)
CPU DC Line : 1.30V
Aux DC Line : 1.20V
+3.3V DC Line : 3.34V
+5V DC Line : 5.05V
+12V DC Line : 11.54V
-12V DC Line : -10.80V
-5V DC Line : -3.04V
Standby DC Line : 4.92V
Battery DC Line : 3.02V

System Bus(es) on Hub 1
Version : 2.30
System Bus 0 : PCI
System Bus 1 : PCIe 1.00 x16 2.5Gbps
System Bus 2 : PCIe 1.00 x1 2.5Gbps
System Bus 3 : PCI


I can post more info if needed.


Thanks

NoizPhunk

More about : geforce gts250 question

November 13, 2009 4:40:20 PM

You can add that card without a problem on a PCIE 1.0 card.
The card will perform nearly the same as it will perform on a 2.0 slot.

So don't worry about that.
For keeping up with modern games you may have to OC your cpu.

Reagrding the PSU:
If you wanna save moey then even a Corsair VX450 will be adequate for that card.
November 13, 2009 4:44:18 PM

shubham1401 said:
You can add that card without a problem on a PCIE 1.0 card.
The card will perform nearly the same as it will perform on a 2.0 slot.

So don't worry about that.
For keeping up with modern games you may have to OC your cpu.

Reagrding the PSU:
If you wanna save moey then even a Corsair VX450 will be adequate for that card.


I don't have clue about OC'ing stuff, is there some guides to tell you how?

And my cabinet is a medium size with only one standard fan in it, there is no room for more.

So would it be wise to OC still?


But thanks for the reply ;) 
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November 13, 2009 4:50:12 PM

Another question, will 450W be enough if i put the total of 8GB ram (right now its 3GB) with the GTS250?
November 13, 2009 4:51:08 PM

Well OC is not compulsory.You can do it if temps are fine.
I was saying that only for you to get maximum performance from that low clocked DUAL core.

Still if you wanna do it then give some time reading this and searching thru this:
http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/forum-29-184.html
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