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Dell Dimension 9100 - Palit Geforce GTS 250 E-Green 1 GB

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April 15, 2010 8:40:45 AM

Hello, i am interested in buying the Palit GeForce® GTS 250 E-Green 1GB(1024MB) (http://www.palit.biz/main/vgapro.php?id=1253#spec) but i am not sure if my Dell Dimension 9100 can use it.
Specs:
Processor: Pentium D 3.00GHz (with HT which shows the CPU as two)
4GB of DDR2 Ram
A stock Dell PSU marked as 375w but has been highly debated that it is underrated
Everything else is stock

I would greatly appreciate a fast response, thank you in advance :D 

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April 15, 2010 10:14:02 AM

First of all, i doubt your PSU can handle that card, cause it need an additional power connector from PSU, so u will be better with a new PSU...
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April 15, 2010 10:18:50 AM

The stock PSU comes with a 6 pin connector, and the card also comes with 6 pin connectors, and as for the PSU its been said to be able to go to 500w
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April 15, 2010 5:22:35 PM

way too powerful a card for that CPU.

I used to have a athlon x2 at 3.3Ghz and needed more to fully use the card. Not to mention I was already using FullHD.

Now using a 965 3.4Ghz quad, and finally bringing the card to it's knees.

Basically CPU tells GPU what to draw. GPU draws it. only gpu usage affected by resolution, so if your cpu is weak for your gfx card, then different resolutions have no effect on frame rates.

and yes, get a more powerful PSU
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April 15, 2010 5:37:22 PM

I am using the GTS 250 E-Green for my Compaq AMD Athlon X2 with a 350w PS.
This is my Office Computer BTW.

It is working fine so far. I do some testing on games also sometimes such as Batman Arkham Asylum.

Our E-Green edition can be use if the PS is at least 350watts.
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April 15, 2010 5:37:32 PM

Best answer selected by Palitusa.
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May 8, 2010 4:21:55 AM

Best answer selected by The_Prophecy.
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June 10, 2010 12:03:19 PM

wa1 said:
First of all, i doubt your PSU can handle that card, cause it need an additional power connector from PSU, so u will be better with a new PSU...


NOT TRUE :)  PALIT GTS250 E-Green 1GB have in accessories own power adapter -> 2x IDE POWER to POWER CONNECTOR ON VGA => your PSU don't need an additional power connector -> you can use 2 IDE POWER CONNECTORS from your PSU for VGA. I use Enermax Pro82+ 385W PSU (http://www.anandtech.com/show/2487/14) CPU AMD Athlon II X3 440 Triple-Core; RAM APACER GOLD 4GB DDR3; 2xHDD WD CAVIAR BLACK ... and all work FINE&QUIET :) 
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June 13, 2010 5:20:57 AM

Hi. so heres your best answer

I have this exact combination 9100 with GTS 250. It works fine. The card came with an adapter for the second connection. I have been running this combo for 12months = with no issues. and yes this system(3.0ghz Pentium D) hardly puts any strain on the card.
I did have to move a plastic clip near the pci slot as the card is quite large

I am finding my system ram (and the XP OS) is now the bottle neck as it is limited by only being able to have 1gb x 4.
Although when I say bottle neck it is only noticeable when I benchmark tests. I have had no games issues whatsoever.


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June 29, 2010 9:48:37 AM

2155749,8,652759 said:
NOT TRUE :)  PALIT GTS250 E-Green 1GB have in accessories own power adapter -> 2x IDE POWER to POWER CONNECTOR ON VGA => your PSU don't need an additional power connector -> you can use 2 IDE POWER CONNECTORS from your PSU for VGA. I use Enermax Pro82+ 385W PSU (http://www.anandtech.com/show/2487/14) CPU AMD Athlon II X3 440 Triple-Core; RAM APACER GOLD 4GB DDR3; 2xHDD WD CAVIAR BLACK ... and all work FINE&QUIET :) [/quotemsg



there was another smaller 2pin connector that came with mine. can anyone explain what this is for
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