I am about to pick up a 9800GTX+ 512 (55nm) and since my computer is kinda lower middle i am wondering if it can accomodate its power requirement. My current spec:
e5200 OCed to 3.7Ghz @ 1.42, p45-UD3LR, CPU coller is a non brand HDR with 120mm led fan, 4gb DDR2 ram, 250GB Sata HD, ATI 4650, DVD-ROM, 22"WLCD from HP, Logitech S510 mouse and keyboard bundle.
1. My PSU rated at 400w (360W continuous) with +12V rail rated at 18A.
I tested with PSU calculator and it "seems" its sufficient but i am not sure.
2. How much is the improvement am i looking at should i successfully installed this card? I am hoping day and night since i think my card is very crappy now.
3. the card says it needs 2X6 pins connector which my PSU doesnt have any at all.
Now, i have read that there is molex converter to 6pin (2 molex to 1 6pin each) means i need 4 molex. THe problem is i only have 3 spare molex left. Will it be safe and sufficient if i plug 2 and 1 molex to 2 of 6pins or 1 molex to each of 6 pins ?
I havent installed a powered Gcard before so excuse all my questions. I just dont want to spend more money on PSU if possible.