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:
MS Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
3.0GB Dual-Channel DDR2 @ 326MHz (5-5-5-15)
FPD1976W @ 1440x900
1024MB GeForce 9800 GT (PNY) [the temperature of the card is 60 degrees, as of right now]
ELITEGROUP MCP61PM-AM (Socket AM2)
313GB Western Digital WDC WD32 00AAKS-00UU3 SCSI Disk Device (SCSI)
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!!