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Can my pc support a nvidia 9800 gt 1 gb ddr3 graphics card

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September 28, 2011 6:01:38 AM

Hello, I want to buy an EVGA GeForce 9800 GT 1GB DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 DVI/HDMI/VGA SLI Ready Graphics Card. But i don't know of my computer can support it. Can someone plese help me with that. Thank you
September 28, 2011 6:06:05 AM

My PC specs are:
CPU : AMD Athon II X2 245 (2.91 GHz)
RAM : 4.00 GB ddr2
Motherboard : Gigabyte M68M-S2P
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 6:27:26 AM

what powersupply do you have?
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a c 172 U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 7:08:01 AM

your motherboard supports it, but you will need a decent power supply to run it. A good brand 450w+ power supply with pcie power connector will do the trick.
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a b U Graphics card
September 28, 2011 8:51:10 AM

yes.it's support,and PSU Watt suggest above 400W~
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September 29, 2011 10:09:52 AM

my power supply is 450 W.
Will that work???
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a c 163 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 2:12:27 PM

Unless you are getting a good used price on the 9800 there are better cards out there for the price of that model when it was new. Look at the link in my signature, at the mid-range cards. A Radeon 6790 is quite a bit faster than the 9800 and will run on a 450 watt PSU.
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September 29, 2011 2:48:57 PM

@hang-the-9 Thanks bro this was really helpful. I am getting the 9800gt for just 70$
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a c 163 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 3:46:07 PM

I'm not sure if that is that good of a buy. I bought mine a year or so ago for $40, and there are faster cards than the 9800 for sale all over the place for cheaper. There is a 4870 on craigslist in my area now for $50, which is both faster and cheaper than the 9800 you are looking at.

A 6770 is close to that price, and if you look here, http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/gpu_list.php, that is ranked 46th, the 9800 gt is 119.

Unless you can get the price down to $50 or so, I'd just stretch a bit and get the 6770, unless you really can't get the other $40 for it.
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a c 173 U Graphics card
September 29, 2011 8:44:11 PM

$70 isn't cheap for a 1GB edition but not overinflated as I have seen at times. I suggest that you aim for a 9800gtx instead. I own two 9800gt 1gb, a 8800gt, and a 9800gtx+ so I know these cards very well. Go for a gtx instead of a gt, even my ancient salvaged 8800gtx holds up better than a 8800/9800gt when it comes to fill rates.

9800gtx or a gtx 260/275 for around that price. A gts450 is possible as well.

4870 is a good value but avoid the 4830 and the 4890. 5770 used if had at that price range is great.

As for psu the max for a single 65nm 9800gt at stock is 85w same as a stock 5770 and if the unit is high quality you can cut it close around 300-350w unit. For anything else though better have a 500w unit to make things easy.
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September 30, 2011 5:12:34 AM

i can also find (i) xfx radeon 5670 1gb ddr5 for 74$
(ii)xfx radeon 6670 1gb ddr3 for 79$
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a c 163 U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 12:42:05 PM

mrgrimreaper410 said:
i can also find (i) xfx radeon 5670 1gb ddr5 for 74$
(ii)xfx radeon 6670 1gb ddr3 for 79$


Either of those are better than the 9800, and they are both very very close to each other in speeds, so does not really matter which you get. Although if you can find a 6670 in DDR5, that would be the best pick.
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September 30, 2011 3:10:42 PM

hang-the-9 said:
Either of those are better than the 9800, and they are both very very close to each other in speeds, so does not really matter which you get. Although if you can find a 6670 in DDR5, that would be the best pick.


I cant find the 6670 in ddr5, so I think I will go for the 5670 ddr5.
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a b U Graphics card
September 30, 2011 3:15:51 PM

Actually, the 9800GT is faster than the HD 5670.
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