Nvidia 9600GT video card. Will it work? Please help me.

I have a HP m7658n desktop computer upgraded a bit.
Specs are:
4 gigs ddr2 ram
Intel 3.4 dual core processor
400GB Hard drive
ATI Radeon 256mb HD2400 video card
300w atx power supply


I have questions! If I want to upgrade to a Nvidia 9600GT video card, will I need a bigger power supply? And if I need a bigger power supply, will I need to upgrade everything? What's the best 512 mb video card this power supply can handle? I really want to get the Nvidia 8800GT, but I need a massive power supply, right? I'm lost, lol.

Thanks,

Grant
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  1. get the ATI 5670. it more power efficient then the 8800GT and offers better performance then the 9600GT.

    to answer your question, the 9600GT would be fine with your current PSU but you would need to use a power adapter that comes with the card. You would need a PSU upgrade for the 8800GT. Your CPU will be fine for any of the cards.
  2. Don't get the old tech like 9600GT or 8800GT.
    Just like ct1615 said above, get HD5670 or GT240, you can use them without changing the PSU.
  3. ct1615 said:
    get the ATI 5670. it more power efficient then the 8800GT and offers better performance then the 9600GT.

    to answer your question, the 9600GT would be fine with your current PSU but you would need to use a power adapter that comes with the card. You would need a PSU upgrade for the 8800GT. Your CPU will be fine for any of the cards.



    Hey, If I got the ATI 5670, would I just plug it in and play? Like, does it need anymore power to it other than just plugging it in? Also, does the 5670 come in PCI Express 2.0? Since I have DDR2 Ram, would it affect anything if the video card has, say, DDR3 ram?


    Thanks
  4. Memory system (RAM) and Memory GPU are different, you just can add any card no matter what RAM type you have...

    Plug and play? yes, plus you must install the driver for it...

    HD5670 came with2 version, PCIE 2.0 and PCIE 2.1, just for safety get that 2.0 version...
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