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Can I use GeForce 9800 GT with my HP a6540in?

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September 19, 2010 7:26:25 AM

Hello,

I've got a HP a6540in PC. Planning to get a graphic card for it. Here is my PC configuration:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01...

I'm thinking of buying Palit Nvidia GF 9800GTs Plus Card from BitFang.com. Here is the link to the product:

http://bitfang.com/ProductDetail.aspx?Id=2052&ItemNo=

I want to know If I can use the Graphic Card with my PC without any additional hardware. If 9800 GT is not compatible with my PC then how would a GeForce 9800 GT work?

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September 19, 2010 7:33:01 AM

well your mobo has a pcie slot so it should work, but could you please give us more pc specs, like your power supply, etc
also the 9800 gts plus is the green version which is SLOWER than the 9800 gt.
HOWEVER! id suggest getting a gts 450 instead.
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September 19, 2010 6:04:47 PM

It should.....my 4870, wich is about 70% faster causes a 300W pull at the mains...
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September 19, 2010 6:06:41 PM

I had an hp a6400f. It came with a 250w psu. I have had both a 9600gt and a 9800gtx+ 1gb in it, *but* I had to switch out the psu first. I don't think 350w will be sufficient but you could try, it might not boot or it might shutdown on heavy load.

An equally important question, though, is whether you have enough space. My 9600 fit with like an inch of space left before hitting the end of the case and my 9800gtx BARELY fit and wires were all bumping over everything to where I had to very carefully plan what to plug in first. That said, I did use that case with that card for over a year with no heating problems or other things until I upgraded.

You could look up the a6400f and see what the dimensions and specs are compared to your model and make a good assumption based on that information.

If it doesn't fit, you could probably get a 30 dollar case that would fit, or even a case and a power supply, but I wouldn't get one less than 450 or 500w.
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September 20, 2010 12:14:16 AM

nativeson8803 said:
I had an hp a6400f. It came with a 250w psu. I have had both a 9600gt and a 9800gtx+ 1gb in it, *but* I had to switch out the psu first. I don't think 350w will be sufficient but you could try, it might not boot or it might shutdown on heavy load.

An equally important question, though, is whether you have enough space. My 9600 fit with like an inch of space left before hitting the end of the case and my 9800gtx BARELY fit and wires were all bumping over everything to where I had to very carefully plan what to plug in first. That said, I did use that case with that card for over a year with no heating problems or other things until I upgraded.

You could look up the a6400f and see what the dimensions and specs are compared to your model and make a good assumption based on that information.

If it doesn't fit, you could probably get a 30 dollar case that would fit, or even a case and a power supply, but I wouldn't get one less than 450 or 500w.


I checked the dimensions and looks like we both have the same case so the graphic card will probably fit in. But, I'm doubtful if the GeForce 9800 GT will fit in the case? Otherwise I'll go with a GeForce 9600 since you say that It fits well into the case.
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September 20, 2010 5:06:13 AM

Well you should check the dimensions on the cards. If it's an inch longer you might fit it, but of course they could have shrunk the card by this time, sometimes that happens. It would be nice if you could get the 9800 because it really is a big difference in performance in gaming, but the 9600 served me well too. I played through Crysis on that card just fine.
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September 20, 2010 5:25:43 AM

I Have galaxys LPE 9800gt, Just use afterburner to increase the speeds to normal.

~ I recommend a Silverstone 400w PSU, Ill link you: HERE

However if you plan to upgrade even more in the future I suggest you get THIS OCZ PSU
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