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8800 gt is 350W enough?

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December 4, 2010 12:29:06 AM

Hello,im new here and im planning
on buying a palit 8800 gt, is 350W enough??what will happen to my pc
if i install it with 350W psu?
my specs:
amd athlon x64 245 3.04 ghz
emx 785g-fxn (mobo)
350W psu
2 gb ram
and also is it good to buy an Nvidia card for my system?
sorry for so many questions.

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a c 236 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 12:33:15 AM

if your PSU has 18a on its 12v rail then you will be fine. if you bought the cheapest 350w you could find then you will have a nice spark show...so what PSU do you have?


also is it good to buy an intel card for my system?
do you mean Nvidia card?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 12:35:28 AM

We would need to know the brand and model of the power supply to tell you anything. You can find this on a chart on the side of the PSU when you open the computer.
Intel doesn't make video cards so I'm not sure what you are asking with your second question.
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December 4, 2010 12:36:24 AM

where can i find the "18a on its 12v rail"..
and yes i imean Nvidia card.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 12:38:21 AM

An Nvidia card will be fine if your PSU can handle it. The amperage of the +12v rail can be found on the chart I mentioned earlier.
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December 4, 2010 12:51:11 AM

can my pc run crysis on medium settings if i install 8800gt?
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a c 236 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 12:55:50 AM

jMvillszz said:
can my pc run crysis on medium settings if i install 8800gt?



lets see if your PC can run the 8800GT, then we can worry about crysis. IS this by any chance a DELL PC?

you have an emax mobo, I'm guessing you are in asia so your PC market may lack a lot alternatives?
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December 4, 2010 1:01:15 AM

yes im in asia specifically in the phillipines..and no its not a Dell pc,
i bought the parts with a limited budget .....
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a c 236 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 1:05:03 AM

can you link the PSU you bought?
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December 4, 2010 3:19:34 AM

my power supply is P4-350w..
it says 15a 12v i dont know what it means but
is it enough for a 8800 gt?
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a c 236 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 3:26:48 AM

no 12v2?

sounds like a pretty cheap PSU, i would not try the 8800GT on it
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a c 565 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 4:34:09 AM

The 8800 GT will draw a maximum of 8.75 Amps from the +12 Volt rail. NVIDIA recommends at least a 400 Watt power supply.
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 4, 2010 11:04:05 AM

Yeah, that PSU is a bit too weak for that card.
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December 5, 2010 12:23:09 AM

considering i have a good enough power supply will it bottleneck my cpu?
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a c 376 U Graphics card
December 5, 2010 7:27:07 AM

You have an Athlon II x2 245 right? If so that should be fine for current games for the most part although an overclock wouldn't hurt.
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December 6, 2010 3:36:40 AM

Best answer selected by jMvillszz.
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December 6, 2010 3:37:07 AM

thnx 2 all
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a c 169 U Graphics card
December 6, 2010 7:55:53 AM

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