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Will my 300 Watt PSU work with a 9800gt?

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December 18, 2009 8:21:20 PM

Here is my PC:http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

As you can see I have a 4350 which is not sufficient for the games I play, I plan on getting a 9800GT but I don't want screw my PSU up or my mobo. So do you guys think a 9800gt like this: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... or BFG's 9800GT http://www.bestbuy.com/site/BFG+-+NVIDIA+GeForce+9800+G...

will perform okay given my 300W PSU?


Basic Specs:

HP Pavilion Elite e9107c Desktop PC

Core 2 Quad Q8200 2.33 GHz

Came with HD4350

8GB DDR3 RAM

750GB HDD




December 18, 2009 8:23:57 PM

it should be good enough but really totally depends on whats in your whole system. post your whole system specs.
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December 18, 2009 8:25:19 PM

See the link for details, I'll make an edit for the basic specs though.
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December 18, 2009 8:30:31 PM

I would doubt 300W would be enough, even more so with the fact that you have a quad core CPU. Does that PSU even have a 6 pin PCI-E connector for the 9800GT?
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December 18, 2009 8:32:15 PM

It is a fair chance it will run the eco versions of the 9800GT that don't have a power plug. Other cards you could look at is HD4670 or GT240 which are even more power efficient.
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December 19, 2009 4:19:24 AM

I doubt that PSU in your HP can really sustain 300W for any significant amount of time. It may run for a while, but the longer you play a game the more your PSU would be stressed and the more likely it will fry. Personally I wouldn't put anything more than a 9500GT in there, but you may be able to get by with a Radeon 4670 or a GT 240
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December 19, 2009 2:09:29 PM

After looking at reviews of BFG's Eco-Intelligence 9800gt it seems that people ran it well on low power systems. I think I'll go pick that up. But thanks for the feedback guys.
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January 17, 2010 2:47:31 PM

Just to add my .02.. I run a 9800GT Eco with a E6300, no DVD in a mini-itx box with a caviar green HD using a 250W PSU.. It runs beautifully. No errors, no reboots, no issues.. A bit warm in the case, but it is the size of a 12-pack of soda cans, so what can I expect.
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