Will this work please help me :-S

Just bought a graphics card for my pc and need advice on if its ok to go ahead and install it or whether its not fit for my system - im awful with these sorts of things! I dont want to fit it and blow up my PC :-(


the card is -

Product Name: Nvidia 512MB GeF 9800GT GREEN PCI-E 2.0 HDMI
Chipset: NVIDIA GeForce 9800GT
Interface: PCI-Express 2.0
Video Memory: 512MB
Memory Type: GDDR2
Memory Interface: 126-bit
Max. Resolution: 2560x1600
Connectors: DVI-I‚ VGA
DirectX Support: 10.0
OpenGL Support: 3.0
Compatible OS: Windows XP‚ Windows Vista/ Win7
Special Features: Lower power consumption
Dual-link DVI output supports
Graphics+ with CUDA PhysX SLI and 3D Vision
Lower power consumption
Noise Reduction
Dual-link DVI output supports
Dual Slot Card

and my PC spec (taken from my BIOS is)
System Information
Time of this report: 1/5/2011, 20:06:16
Machine name: FRONTROOM-PC
Operating System: Windows Vista™ Ultimate (6.0, Build 6000) (6000.vista_gdr.090302-1506)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq dc7800 Small Form Factor
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2160 @ 1.80GHz (2 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 3042MB RAM
Page File: 607MB used, 5665MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 10
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 6.00.6000.16386 32bit Unicode

DxDiag Notes
Display Tab 1: No problems found.
Sound Tab 1: No problems found.
Input Tab: No problems found.

Display Devices
Card name: Standard VGA Graphics Adapter
Manufacturer: (Standard display types)
Chip type: Intel(r)Q33/Q35/G33 Graphics Chip Accelerated VGA BIOS
DAC type: 8 bit
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_29B2&SUBSYS_2818103C&REV_02
Display Memory: n/a
Dedicated Memory: n/a
Shared Memory: n/a
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (1Hz)
Monitor: Generic PnP Monitor
Driver Name: vga
Driver Version: 6.00.6000.16386 (English)
DDI Version: unknown
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 11/2/2006 08:53:58, 10752 bytes
WHQL Logo'd: Yes
WHQL Date Stamp:
Device Identifier: {D7B78E66-6AF2-11CF-8E33-681FADC2CB35}
Vendor ID: 0x8086
Device ID: 0x29B2
SubSys ID: 0x2818103C
Revision ID: 0x0002
Revision ID: 0x0002
Video Accel:
Deinterlace Caps: n/a
DDraw Status: Not Available
D3D Status: Not Available
AGP Status: Not Available

many thank yous in advance !
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  1. based on this:
    240W power supply will not run a decent card. sorry.
    you will basically have to start from scratch.
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