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July 24, 2012 7:51:58 PM

I have an Asus Essentio CM 1730-01 desktop. Power supply is an AC Bel PC 9045 = ZA1G, PSU Rev-A, 313.9 total watts. +12V1 - 15A, and +12V2 - 15A.

The video card I want to use is " 01G-P3-1302-LR NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS 1024MB DDR3 PCIe 2.0 x16 Video Card 01G-P3-1302-LR ".

Will it work?

Thanks,
Herb.

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July 24, 2012 8:52:10 PM

It will work without any problems, but is there any reason you are planning to buy this 5 year old card? It's very weak.
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July 24, 2012 9:59:25 PM

Sunius said:
It will work without any problems, but is there any reason you are planning to buy this 5 year old card? It's very weak.

Just looking for something better than what I have. I have 128K onboard video. And due to the PSU I'm using I guess I don't have many choices. I'm not a gamer and I basically use my computer for exchanging emails, online banking and shopping. Taking educational courses and exchanging pictures of grand children and family. I just purchased this computer about a year ago and I knew it was limited but at the time I didn't have a lot of money. I'm also going to increase the memory from 4gb to 8gb.
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July 24, 2012 10:03:49 PM

Oh I see. I'd still recommend this card though:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's much newer and isn't more expensive. Uses little power too (only 13 watts).
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July 24, 2012 11:29:35 PM

Sunius said:
Oh I see. I'd still recommend this card though:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

It's much newer and isn't more expensive. Uses little power too (only 13 watts).

WOW! Thanks. I'm not a gamer and this sounds like what I'm looking for ; I'll check it out. I've heard some cards will disable the onboard video when they are installed. Otherwise the onboard video must be disabled VIA the BIOS.
Is that true for this card?
Thanks,
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July 24, 2012 11:34:17 PM

It's up to your motherboard how it works, and not up to the graphics card. Though most likely you won't have to disable it manually.
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July 24, 2012 11:57:44 PM

Sunius said:
It's up to your motherboard how it works, and not up to the graphics card. Though most likely you won't have to disable it manually.

Thanks again I really appreciate your help.
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July 25, 2012 9:09:20 AM

No problems ;) .
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July 25, 2012 2:22:22 PM

Sunius said:
No problems ;) .

My computer has an AM3 CPU socket. I was thinking about upgrading the PSU and getting an AMD quad CPU that would fit that socket and upgrading. This would be a Christmas present to me and a project I can do during the holidays.
The cpu that came with the computer is adequate for my needs but this would be for bragging rights with co-workers and friends. It would also be a good way to learn. I'll start researching the project now and see what happens.
Thanks,
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July 25, 2012 2:43:09 PM

Hey. You still never posted the computer specs ;) . What kind of PSU and CPU do you have at the moment?
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July 25, 2012 3:16:41 PM

Either of those cards should be okay for that PSU.
I'm a pre-owner of a 8400GS, and it's really a weak card, which I won't suggest on buying these days. The HD 5450 that Sunius listed should be fine, and since you're having an AM3 motherboard, I'm assuming it's got a PCIe X 16 2.0 slot.
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July 28, 2012 2:17:23 AM

Sunius said:
Hey. You still never posted the computer specs ;) . What kind of PSU and CPU do you have at the moment?

Right now I have a AC Bel PC 9045 = ZA1G, PSU REV-A, 313.9 total watts, +12V1 - 15A, and +12V2 - 15A. and my processor is an AMD Athlon II X2 2.8GHz processor.
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July 28, 2012 7:54:05 AM

If you're willing to spend some money on the computer for the bragging rights, I'd highly recommend upgrading to SSD instead buying another CPU in addition to buying that graphics card. It will increase computer speed dramatically - not like CPU upgrade. Trust me, it makes so much difference, that it's insane when you compare traditional hard drives with SSDs ;) .

I'd recommend this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Check these articles:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-upgrade-hard-dr...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-upgrade-hdd-per...
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July 28, 2012 2:40:49 PM

Sunius said:
If you're willing to spend some money on the computer for the bragging rights, I'd highly recommend upgrading to SSD instead buying another CPU in addition to buying that graphics card. It will increase computer speed dramatically - not like CPU upgrade. Trust me, it makes so much difference, that it's insane when you compare traditional hard drives with SSDs ;) .

I'd recommend this one:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

Check these articles:
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-upgrade-hard-dr...
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/ssd-upgrade-hdd-per...

Thanks. I'll look into it.
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August 8, 2012 1:05:40 AM

Can't find the gold cup.
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August 8, 2012 11:47:39 PM

Everything is fine. Would have responded sooner but was out of pocket. Thanks for all the help. Still can't find the gold cup :)  .
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August 19, 2012 1:27:34 AM

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August 19, 2012 9:08:56 AM

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