hi i saw on nvidia site gt240 power specs maximum graphics card power (W) 69w
n maximum recommended system power (W) 300w now what u say? Remember i have dell optiplex gx280 small desktop 210watts psu power rating at 12v and 12a
Its 9500gt power specs from nvidia site also tell me about 9500gt "will it run?"
Thermal and Power Specs:
Maximum GPU Temperature (in C) 105 C
Maximum Graphics Card Power (W) 50 W
Minimum Recommended System Power (W) 350 W
both the 9500gt and the gts220 draw under 70 watts at peak .
OP got 138watts on 12volt rail (12*12-12*0.5).
both cards dnt require a 6pin molex so the can't in any way draw more than 75 watts
so mister OP got 63 watt remaining . he only got a single HDD, a single DVD drive
so in my opinion he is good to go (not for the gts240) for gt220 or 9500gt
his processor a HT prescott (only 2.8ghz) is also less power hungry.
the psu requirements manufacturers state is for a complete standard built (something like 4gigs , 4 HDDs)
i have 14amps he has 12 amps . at tom's u can find that people have recomended
9500gt, gt220, hd 4650. so OP in my opinion u r good to go for a gt220 or a 9500gt