I have been wanting to upgrade my video card for a while and so I couldn't pass up the latest $200 deal for a 9800 Pro. My question is simple. In your opinions will my computer be able to run this card smoothly or will I run into any potential big problems. My specs are as follows:
Asus A7V266-E motherboard
AMD Athlon XP 1700
512 MB PC2100 ram
40 gig 7200 rpm HDD
Nvidia Geforce 3 ti 200 (current video card)
Network card with cable modem
56k dial modem
AC97 onboard sound
AGI HEC-300AR 300 watt Power supply
I will probably install it this weekend when I have time to trouble shoot any issues without driving myself crazy. I have read some of the other folks troubles and hope I don't encounter any of them. I have done a fair amount of computer upgrading in the past, and had problems, but none that I couldn't work through.
Any opinions would be much appreciated.
<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by bunman on 03/16/04 00:20 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
It SHOULD work fine, but COULD have problems getting enough power from that power supply.
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I did a very similar upgrade and I certainly did not have enough power from my 300w to run the system. Also, the overall performance of your system in gaming will be limited to somewhere around a 9600pro/xt.
I wanted to thank everyone who commented to my question. And also to say that I installed the 9800 pro into my computer without a single hitch tonight. I played Call of Duty, Day of Defeat, watched part of Men in Black, and played with a bunch of the DX9 demos. Haven't found a single problem yet, and the card obviously blew my G3 ti 200 all to heck. I hope that this may help someone else with an old computer who would like to upgrade just the video card without too much apprehension.