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Will Zotac GT 240 AMP! Edition Work With My PC?

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June 23, 2010 8:21:45 PM

Hey guys lookin at gettin the Zotac GT 240 GDDR5 512MB AMP! Edition for my HP Pavilion m0904n. Just want to make sure that it will fit in the PC and that it will work fine (can the PSU support it?). Thanks in advanced :) 

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June 23, 2010 8:57:29 PM

For whatever reason I can't find the Power Supply listed anywhere online for your compy, so you'll have to open the side of the case and post it's specs here.

However, a 240 uses VERY little power (69 watts tdp, which is super low).

Your PSU may not be able to support it due to amperage on the 12v rails, but that's speculation without knowing what your PSU is capable of.

It should definitely fit just fine. Worse comes to worst you have to buy a cheapy PSU for like 50 bucks that'll make sure you're OK.
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June 23, 2010 9:00:00 PM

Don't bother with the GT240 Amp, get an HD5670. They should be around the same price, and the HD5670 will use ~30Watts of power.
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June 23, 2010 9:00:10 PM

borisof007 said:
For whatever reason I can't find the Power Supply listed anywhere online for your compy, so you'll have to open the side of the case and post it's specs here.

However, a 240 uses VERY little power (69 watts tdp, which is super low).

Your PSU may not be able to support it due to amperage on the 12v rails, but that's speculation without knowing what your PSU is capable of.

It should definitely fit just fine. Worse comes to worst you have to buy a cheapy PSU for like 50 bucks that'll make sure you're OK.


im almost certain that it is a 300 watt. but it could possibly be a 350 watt.
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June 23, 2010 9:33:15 PM

At this point then you should be more concerned about total amperage on the 12 volt rails.

That should be listed right on the PSU (should be a white sticker with a table of information on the power supply itself).

Also, the performance difference is maybe 1-2 fps and the TDP difference is actually only about 5-10 watts (with the ATI card using slightly less power)

Sources: http://www.guru3d.com/article/his-radeon-hd-5670-iceq-r...
http://www.nvidia.com/object/product_geforce_gt_240_us....
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June 23, 2010 9:47:29 PM

Comparing the GT 240 and HD 5670, the HD 5670 does have DX11 which makes it nice for the future.

BUT watch out for the 5670's PCIE 2.1 if your motherboard is old and uses PCIE 1.0. The GT 240 is PCIE 2.0 and supposedly has better compatibility with PCIE 1.0.
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June 23, 2010 9:49:03 PM

Apocc Rooster said:
Comparing the GT 240 and HD 5670, the HD 5670 does have DX11 which makes it nice for the future.

BUT watch out for the 5670's PCIE 2.1 if your motherboard is old and uses PCIE 1.0. The GT 240 is PCIE 2.0 and supposedly has better compatibility with PCIE 1.0.


yea if i get one of these i think im just gonna get GT 240 :) 
thanks for the tip about the PCIE slots as well :D 
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June 23, 2010 9:49:19 PM

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