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PNY - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT Help

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July 2, 2010 9:28:28 AM

I recently bought a PNY - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT for my computer and I was wondering if my motherboard and everything else in my computer are letting my graphics card work to it's full potential or if there are factors holding it back. It seems to be running better as opposed to my on-board graphics. Here are my system specifications:

Model:
Gateway GT5654

OS:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

RAM:
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 326MHz (5-5-5-15)

Graphics:
FPD1976W @ 1440x900
1024MB GeForce 9800 GT (PNY) [the temperature of the card is 60 degrees, as of right now]

Motherboard:
ELITEGROUP MCP61PM-AM (Socket AM2)

HDD:
313GB Western Digital WDC WD32 00AAKS-00UU3 SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)

Power Supply:
300 Watt [is this even enough wattage to efficiently run my computer?]

Also, my computer only has 1 PCI Express slot, which the graphics card is in right now.
July 2, 2010 3:25:11 PM

What kind of processor do you have??
July 2, 2010 6:47:36 PM

popaholic said:
What kind of processor do you have??


AMD Athlon x2 5000+ Brisbane
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a b U Graphics card
July 2, 2010 8:03:02 PM

i am not that much into AMD cpus comparing it with core 2 duo 2.6 ghz its not gonna hold your 9800 back.. but i really doubt your PSU.. which make and model is your power supply?
a c 172 U Graphics card
July 2, 2010 8:23:40 PM

They only thing that is going to hold you back the most is the stock cooler. I have this card and it does run hot, I hate the fan...
a c 235 U Graphics card
July 2, 2010 8:42:01 PM

most 8800GT / 9800GT run hot. idle at 60C and load at 80c is normal for them.

*is your 9800GT an eco version the normal one requiring a 6-pin adapter?
a c 271 U Graphics card
July 2, 2010 9:22:05 PM

ct1615 said:
most 8800GT / 9800GT run hot. idle at 60C and load at 80c is normal for them.

With a stock single slot cooler perhaps, a cheap aftermarket one would improve things quite a bit.
September 12, 2011 5:34:01 AM

Joerassic said:
I recently bought a PNY - NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT for my computer and I was wondering if my motherboard and everything else in my computer are letting my graphics card work to it's full potential or if there are factors holding it back. It seems to be running better as opposed to my on-board graphics. Here are my system specifications:

Model:
Gateway GT5654

OS:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit

RAM:
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 326MHz (5-5-5-15)

Graphics:
FPD1976W @ 1440x900
1024MB GeForce 9800 GT (PNY) [the temperature of the card is 60 degrees, as of right now]

Motherboard:
ELITEGROUP MCP61PM-AM (Socket AM2)

HDD:
313GB Western Digital WDC WD32 00AAKS-00UU3 SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)

Power Supply:
300 Watt [is this even enough wattage to efficiently run my computer?]

Also, my computer only has 1 PCI Express slot, which the graphics card is in right now.

yes you should get a 500 watt psu,i have BUT i brought a cheap one,so im now looking at good brand names like CORSAIR,ENERMAX...ETC,so yes this will help but stick with a good brand,my xfx 9800 gt is running at 46c as i write this so is doing better,but my cpu which i belive is the same as yours(is yours the 5000+ black edtion) is running very hot at around 105-111c,and now my computer is turning off by itself,so good luck with everything!!
a c 271 U Graphics card
September 12, 2011 3:38:25 PM

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