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PSU Good enough for an 8800gt?

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June 21, 2010 4:01:09 AM

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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a c 259 ) Power supply
June 21, 2010 4:25:43 AM

It should be fine unless the power supply is very cheap or very old.
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June 21, 2010 6:16:04 AM

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.
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a c 259 ) Power supply
June 21, 2010 6:40:39 AM

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-card...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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 ;) 
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June 21, 2010 10:35:07 AM

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
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June 21, 2010 2:15:49 PM

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.
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June 21, 2010 4:47:56 PM

Best answer selected by cody47.
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June 21, 2010 4:48:37 PM

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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