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June 20, 2010 2:50:05 PM

i am planning to install a 9600 GT LOW PROFILE (-->>>note: this version uses only ~60 W )
to my dell computer
dell 531 s : athlon 64 x2 3800+
nforce 430 motherboard
250 W psu
7200 normal HDD and DVD/DR etc CD . etc.. optical drive


question #1) Will this CPU bottleneck the graphics card?
question #2) Will i be able to play most games with it its only 2.0 GHz and theres no way to overclock this locked up BIOS
question #3) IF I do plan on getting a phenom II x2, will the computer be able to take it?
I checked various sites and did research : my psu is just enough to take it but not sure if thats a good idea.
plus., if it proves alright , would the phenom II x2 work fine on the nforce 430 based DELL motherboard?
( i am pretty sure it is AM2)
question #4) ..... I'm having serious trouble finding a compatible cpu for this computer: budget situation is sorta tight (so no new psu is possible) all i need is a cpu fast enough to handle games and not bottleneck the 9600 (60W) , slightly underclocked;
and one that doesn't eat up my psu. :??:  serious headache..

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June 20, 2010 2:56:33 PM

1) it is a good match
2) most games will play fine some newer ones with lowered details
3) I doubt that the phenom II would work in your board (Dell would have to make a bios update to make it work and they would much rather sell you a new system) If the board is AM2 you have DDR2 ram if it is socket 939 you have DDR ram.
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June 20, 2010 3:01:14 PM

ok so my cpu is no bottle necking problem either?
btw.. thanks for answering most of my posts!! :) 
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June 20, 2010 3:01:30 PM

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June 20, 2010 3:13:11 PM

If you have a 3200+ then it is a single core which would bottleneck a 9600GT. Looking at this it looks like the motherboard in your dell is microATX so you could swap in a new cpu/mobo combo http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp531s/...
Apparently it is a AM2 so you could re use all others components including ram there is plenty to choose from just make sure the motherboard is Micro ATX and supports DDR2 ram http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreI...
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June 20, 2010 3:34:49 PM

rolli59 said:
If you have a 3200+ then it is a single core which would bottleneck a 9600GT. Looking at this it looks like the motherboard in your dell is microATX so you could swap in a new cpu/mobo combo http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/insp531s/...
Apparently it is a AM2 so you could re use all others components including ram there is plenty to choose from just make sure the motherboard is Micro ATX and supports DDR2 ram http://www.newegg.com/Store/ComboDeals.aspx?ComboStoreI...



erh.mm ( don't get pissd) it is a 64 x2 3800+ (i don't know why i thought it was 3200)
... but i found this cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... only 65 W , but that might be cutting too close aye?

im not sure what you mean by swap... is the motherboard i use at present not good?
i don't think i can buy a new motherboard at this moment; okay, so if i do get a bettr combo what is the wattage im looking at ? 65W? thats what im targetting now

(sorry if im taxing you out.)
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June 20, 2010 5:20:38 PM

btw is that a mustang?
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June 20, 2010 5:22:04 PM

ok thanks man :)  alot
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June 20, 2010 5:33:57 PM

No it is 2009 Superbee (Dodge Charger Srt8)
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June 21, 2010 12:39:43 AM

ah ok ;)  nice car,
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