9800gt or 250gts help

By monk89
Aug 22, 2009
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  1. which one guys 9800 or 250 gts both in my price range if u can see a better card for similar price tell me

    9800 gt
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...idia/Nvidia9800Series/Novatech/9800GT1GB.html
    250 gts
    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/...ia/NvidiaGTS250Series/Novatech/GTS2501GB.html

    also can u take a look at this

    my mother board (i know it sucks :p) and tell me if a pci 16x slot is the yellow slot on the left not the far left white one http://img.product.pchome.net/00/10/78/48/107848.jpg


    many thanks guys :)
  2. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

    Hi Monk
    the gts 250 is a re branded 9800GTX, so if they are the same price you want the 250.
    the PCIE slot is the yellow one the white one is a pci slot
  3. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    wikid red thanks again mate so the 250 is a gtx version of the 9800 not the gt version rebranded i think ill get that one then been tough deciding due to mixed info on the cards and im sure in store they will tell me the most expensive one is better
  4. klepto12

    klepto12 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,364   +9

    get the 250 alot better card than the 9800gt.
  5. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    its the yellow one my current g card is in is that also where i should install the new one the 250 from those links
  6. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    its like 2 am here now the store the links to is open till 4 pm tomoz so if i can make a decicion and make sure it will fit my mother a shown above im gonna get the 250 gts tomoz just wanna be sure it will fit the yellow slot on ym mother board
  7. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    pretty sure that with the card upgrade ill have a very decent machine for around 6 - 700 dollars 500 uk pounds including my upgrades it will be intel 3 xeon dual pro 2.5htz 4 gb ram 320 gb hard drive 250 gts card :) (hopefully if it fits)
  8. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    my main worry is unplugging current card intalling new one and it not working lol as my machine is ok now just as red knows sucky g card
  9. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

    Monk,
    here's a benchmark review to have a look at, you can get an idea of what performance to expect.
    http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3523&p=1
    a PCIE card will work in any PCIE slot, you may want to make sure the card will fit in your case. but its not a huge card so it should.:)
  10. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    but red is the yellow or white slot the pcie slot that that 250 will fit ,
    just make sure for me lol
    i want it to fit the slot
    it will deffo fit in case i have a 9500 with massive passive heat sink that it will replace thats in the yellow slot
    ( again is that the slot i should insert the 250 gts above
  11. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

    whats the model number of your board?

    the yellow slot is what you are going to put the 250 in
     
  12. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    G31MV/G31MV-K if u put it in google image it comes up with that link i posted above thats the one i have in my machine looking at it as ive added ram allready to the spare slot
  13. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

    okay, since your really worried about it lol, here you go(see attachment):D

    Attached Files:

  14. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    lol thanks mate ive just read some horror stories about machines just not turning back on ect also been told i have agp slot and a pcie and pci slot ;) i knew it couldnt be all three
  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

    that's why i looked it up, i kinda thought you thought you had a AGP slot there. BTW over here the ATI HD 4850 is the same price as the GTS 250, and it performs better. I don't know if your set on Nvidia or not. Just another option :). just remember to plug in the 6 pin connector and it will be cracking! LOL couldn't resist
  16. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    good idea im gonna have to disconnect one so i would have probably noticed lol but thanks any way lol
    u had to do it for the first time once too lol i just dont want my machine to blow and i was told the slot lower than the yellow one is the pcie slot so i thought my current card must be in a agp slot but thanks m8 ill hopefully install it tomorow and hopefully all will go smoothly wish me luck lol
  17. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I'd second the HD4850 over the 250 GTS too. (And I knew Red would too! :D LOL!!!)
  18. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

    see monk....now you have world wide recommendation for the HD 4850:haha:;)
  19. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    ok now i know u said it as a joke red (pmsl) but my current card has no cables coming out of it at all just plugs into my mother board i have 3 cable ends in machine that are hooked up to psu
    2 the same about an inch wide the connecter and one very small half inch wide
    which would be the one i use and one of the 2 wider ones ?
  20. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

  21. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,887   +84

  22. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    damn i have only 4 pins in all the cables so i guess psu sucks too thanks any way all been in vain it seems
  23. Ritwik7

    Ritwik7 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,288   +7

    I think the card should have a 6 pin connector with it inside the box, even if your PSU doesn't.
  24. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    i have 2 spare 4 pin cables other than that nother but tiny cables i assume for fans
  25. monk89

    monk89 Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 50

    ahh and that should connect to the 2 4 pin ones ?
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