can my system handle the eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256-P2-N386 Video Card - Retail

By crazdude
Dec 15, 2005
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  1. I saw a 6800 on newegg for a pretty good price, its the eVGA Geforce 6800GS 256-P2-N386 Video Card - Retail, is it any good? will it run with my pc? cud im play the latest games if i got it? heres my specs:

    anthlon 64 3500 venice
    2x 256 MB PC3200 DDR SDRAM
    windows xp home edition
    pci express slot
    250 gb hard drive

    and here is a link to my mobo:

    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/...c=ca&product=1148036&dlc=en&docname=c00496280

    well wud this card run on my pc, and is it a good card? i might also need a new PSU seeing as my current one is only 300 watt, and i dunno if i got money for that, also if i had more cash i wud add another 512 mb ram, in case, what kind of ram do u guys think I should get?
  2. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Yes your motherboard could run it, yes it is a good card, yes you will need a new psu (I suggest the Antec TruepowerII 550) and yes, you need more ram. You have enough ram to run all of the modern games, but only in lower settings. If that's ok, then get the card and a psu.
  3. crazdude

    crazdude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 198

    or, i can get the card, the psu, and ram later, i dont mind running med settings for a while, ill still get some eye candy out of it anyways, and besides, i never have any other open programs when i play games, i currently have an ati radeon xpress 200 intergrated card, its decent for it being intergrated, lol, now can u send me a link to ram or psu, or both? by the way that psu is kinda out of my budget..... thinkg theres anything else cheaper that is also good? i just want enough power to run my system.
  4. mnm222876

    mnm222876 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

    Yes you'd be fine. But 512mb more ram is a good idea. The 300w psu is enough if you are not going to overclock anything.

    I've got a SFF with a 250w psu and it runs a dual core cpu, 1gb ram, sound card, two harddrives, DVD, and video card with a TV tuner. No problems.
  5. crazdude

    crazdude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 198

    my psu is my main concern..... i aint got a lot to spend for one, whats a good one that wont leave me broke? I need at least 400 watt to run that card
  6. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Yeah, maybe you should get the card first, and then if the psu can't handle it, get a new psu. The Ram can wait.
  7. crazdude

    crazdude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 198

    well, i dont wanna risk burning out the current one........ will have to wait more time for it to arrive...........
  8. mnm222876

    mnm222876 Newcomer, in training Posts: 25

  9. crazdude

    crazdude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 198

    i was thinking something no more than 40 dollars...
  10. spartanslayer

    spartanslayer Newcomer, in training Posts: 464

    Antec's psu are the best in the world. Get one over 300 watts and you'll be fine.
  11. Mirob

    Mirob TechSpot Paladin Posts: 841

    This will run two 7800s:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104968

    This is a great PSU, and priced for me(I'm cheap, and have one.)
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104954

    It is quiet, and powerfull.

    FSP makes great PSUs, sure Antec is good, but profit margins are very high. Also I have a Antec True Power 430, and it makes more heat than the Prescott it powers. :haha:

    But this one it in your price range:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104952
     
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