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Geforce 8500 GT to Geforce GTX 260 ?

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October 31, 2011 9:08:36 PM

Hello I just signed up and i wanted to know one thing.
Will this graphics card work http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Nvidia-GeFo [...] 35ea3#shId
On my old ASUS P5B Motherboard ?
Because my old Geforce 8500 GT OC'd has done its work pretty well :pfff:  ,but i want to play GTA IV on better graphics :D 


My Specs:

ASUS P5B
Intel Pentium Dual CPU E2180 2.0 Ghz OC'd to 3.0Ghz
Nvidia Geforce 8500 GT OC'd
2gig RAM DDR2
2 HDD (both 400 gig)
HD Pro Sound Blaster
Windows XP Professional
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October 31, 2011 9:24:09 PM

Your link doesn't work but the card should.

Do you have a good enough power supply to handle a GTX260?
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October 31, 2011 9:26:22 PM

I dont know what my power supply is .
How do i find out ?
I have CPUID but it doesnt have that Information .
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October 31, 2011 9:51:37 PM

CPUID wouldn't have a way to get that info.

Best way is to take the side of the case off and give us the model number of the PSU.
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October 31, 2011 11:31:44 PM

400W 12.0V
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October 31, 2011 11:38:06 PM

Thats the model number? I can't search that because EVERYTHING comes up when you search noisekiller. I very much doubt that a generic 400W PSU will be able to handle a GTX260.
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October 31, 2011 11:48:20 PM

but the GTX260 it says minimum 500watts
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October 31, 2011 11:59:49 PM

So if a system with a GTX260 needs 500W, what makes you think your 400W unit will work? Your 100W short.
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November 1, 2011 1:21:30 AM

I though it didn't mather how much watts it needed at start.
So i will just upgrade my PSU to 500 watts then..
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November 1, 2011 1:42:14 AM

Best answer selected by otoliflands.
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November 1, 2011 4:19:46 AM

Make sure you get a good PSU, not all 500W units are created equal.

Speaking of which, make sure you are getting a good price on that GTX260. It's hot old tech by now, there are better cards to be had. (GTX460 or 6850 come to mind.)
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November 1, 2011 3:41:59 PM

Yes i was thinking of getting an Antec Psu 500watts for now....
Im getting the XFX Geforce GTX260 896mb for $110.
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November 2, 2011 12:06:31 AM

Not sure I'd do that. You should be able to find 5770 and OC'd GTS450s for $100. These cards are a bit slower then the GTX260, but they use less power and emit less heat. They also support DX11. If you can pony up $130ish, you can get a GTX460 or 6850 which is faster then GTX260 while still giving you the same benefits.
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November 2, 2011 12:16:51 AM

The 5770 i was thinking of getting that but saw that GTX550 TI is faster than that and use 400watts.
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