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PSU Good enough for an 8800gt?

Hey there..Ihave my hardware as follows

1.A motherboard with 1 pci e and 2 pci slots...2 ddr2 ram slots
2.Pentium D 930 @ 3.00ghz
3.2 sata hard drives (both 250)
4.1 DVD RW drive
5.1 Ethernet card
6.1 Floppy drive (which i dont use
7. A 450watt psu
8.2 Gigs of RAM

I was wondering if i buy an 8800gt would 450 watt be enough for it(it wint burn or harm my computer)

ps i already have an 8500gt

Any help would be a great deal

thanks
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  1. It should be fine unless the power supply is very cheap or very old.
  2. Its about 2 1/2 years old and recently serviced.
    Good enough?
    And i was searching for an 8800gt but couldnt find one in nearby stores.They say that nvidia stopped manufacturing for it
    Can u suggest any good sites to buy and xfx 8800gt alpha dog edition?
    Thanks for your help.
  3. Best answer
    Yeah it was replaced by the 9800GT. This EVGA one is actually pretty cheap after rebate.

    Compare 8800GT/9800GT here: http://www.tomshardware.com/charts/gaming-graphics-cards-charts-2009-high-quality/compare,1829.html?prod%5B3624%5D=on&prod%5B3635%5D=on

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130534&cm_re=9800gt-_-14-130-534-_-Product

    Your power supply should be fine but you really can not "service" a power supply. that just means someone looked at it and it worked ;)
  4. Thank you very much for your help!!

    Hm i look at 9800gt and it was preetty nice.

    Another prob is that my system supports PCI-E 1...not 2
    So can it run on my system?
    IFnot could you provide me some links on 9800GT PCI-E 1?
    And my PSU was not workning for a while..got it fixed..(antec) :na:

    Thank you very much
    Reguards
  5. The pci-e 2.0 cards are backwards compatible with 1.0 slots so it should work fine. ive been running an 8800gt in 1.0 slot for a year now with no problems. I also have a 450 watt powersupply that works just fine with it.

    The 8800gt isnt close to using the bandwidth of a 1.0 slot little own a 2.0 I think.
  6. Best answer selected by cody47.
  7. Thank you very much sir.I realy appreciate your assistance.
    Well im gonna get 9800gt now.
    Will look forward to you for further querries.
    Thank you very very much. :)

    Reguards to you.
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