9800GTX+ and GT240? What to do?

I'm lagging behind with a graphics card(GT240, 1GB). It's fine for most things I play.

Recently a friend of mine upgraded from his 9800GTX+(1GB) to a GTX570. He said I can have his 9800GTX+. It is still relatively new and I know his was manufactured by Gigabyte.

What should I do with it? Replace my GT240 with it? Sell the GT240(It's only a couple of months old, never been overclocked)? Can I use the GT240 in some other way(dedicated PhysX)? So that it doesn't completely go to waste...?
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  1. depends on your motherboard tho, what is your motherboard? and what is your current PSU?
  2. I have a 600W psu. It has the required 6-pin connector.

    I have an MSI P55-GD65 motherboard and an i5-760(OC'd to 3.56GHz with a V6 Cooler). I can clock the CPU down again if needed(due to power limitations). But I'm planning on getting a new more powerfull 850W PSU sometime as soon as possible.
  3. sgtdavis44 said:
    I have a 600W psu. It has the required 6-pin connector.

    I have an MSI P55-GD65 motherboard and an i5-760(OC'd to 3.56GHz with a V6 Cooler). I can clock the CPU down again if needed(due to power limitations). But I'm planning on getting a new more powerfull 850W PSU sometime as soon as possible.


    that board is fine! you can easily use that GT240 as a dedicated physX card (do you even play PhysX games?). you won't need to underclock.

    is that a branded PSU? if so what is the make/model of the PSU if not then how much current (in Amps) have that PSU got on the +12V rails?
  4. It has two +12V rails. One rated at 16amps and the other at 18 amps. So I'm unsure whether it will be able to run the 9800GTX(which I know has a requirement of 24amps)?
  5. Bah the 24amps (288W) recommended is for the total system. The card itself has a TDP of 141 or about 12 amps. As long as you don't run furmark and prime 95 at the same time to see how much your system pulls from the wall you should be fine :D. If you are worried about it, then leave out the GT240 (it's will draw extra power you won't often use) and you should be fine.
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