Gts 250(512mb) or gts 240(1gb)

Evga gts 250 is 59.99 after rebate and the gts 240 is 20$ more expensive. Paired with a Amd x3 440 will there be noticeable difference between them?
My concern is the extra power connector for the gts 250, I purchased one and I feel as though my power supply is not enough so I was thinking of just returning it for a gts 240 rather than purchasing a new power supply .
My power supply is 500 watt allied with 20 amps on the 12V
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  1. LOL the GTS 250 sh*ts all over the GT 240. Even the 512mb version totally destroys the GT 240. The GT 240 performs on par with the 9800GT and the GTS 250 is even slightly better than the HD 4850. They are about the same. You should go for GTS 250 1GB though since it will give you better gaming performance at higher resolutions and memmory demanding games like GTA 4
  2. Your PSU is enough and so is your CPU. It wont really give the GTS250 nor the GT 240 a bottleneck
  3. I keep getting bluescreens every time im about to load a game or something
    I figured it was because the amp rating on the power supply.
  4. 20A on 12V rail?
    That's pretty low for 500W PSU.
    What is your PSU? brand? model? how old?
  5. wa1 said:
    20A on 12V rail?
    That's pretty low for 500W PSU.
    What is your PSU? brand? model? how old?

    Its a "allied" I got it about 4 years ago used it many hours a day
    I figure its too old for this system thats why it causes it to shut down once i load far cry 2 even on the onboard video
    They still sell the power supply online for 69.99
  6. What is the model number? link?
  7. Allied means bead.
    Consider a decent PSU for around $40.
  8. okini55 said:
    LOL the GTS 250 sh*ts all over the GT 240. Even the 512mb version totally destroys the GT 240. The GT 240 performs on par with the 9800GT and the GTS 250 is even slightly better than the HD 4850. They are about the same. You should go for GTS 250 1GB though since it will give you better gaming performance at higher resolutions and memmory demanding games like GTA 4

    No, it's on par with a 9600GT.





  9. I just got a thermaltake tr2 500 watt
    i put it in Let me see if the games still shut off
  10. Not a great PSU but it should be ok for a GTS 250.
  11. from now on im only going to buy decent brands of psus, i bought a gigabyte odin 585 watt its a, its a giant piece of turd
  12. I put the 500 watt thermaltake on
    Its still crashing when i minimize a game like call of duty 2
    or when I change the graphics during the game and it has to restart the game it just turns off
    Right now I am running off the onboard video =(
  13. Did you have a different card in the machine before? Did you uninstall the drivers? Are you using the latest Nvidia drivers from the website?
  14. Right now i am using the ati drivers i downloaded online
    there was no need to uninstall any drivers because it was a fresh install of xp pro
  15. ATI drivers?
    The GTS 250 is an Nvidia card.
    http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us
  16. I have no installed the gts 250 inside the system because i am running into problems just on the onboard video.
    Like when i turn call of duty 2 on it runs for a few minutes and the program just turns off or the computer restarts or it just freezes as is.
  17. Well that was never going to be a power issue. Install the GTS 250 and see how that works. If it is fine you wont be using the IGP anyway.
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