Compatibility

By Hockeydude
Aug 9, 2009
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  1. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 900

  2. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    I only have two PCI slots and a PCI express x1, that's PCI Express 2.0 x16
  3. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 900

    Oops, sorry about that. There aren't any pci 9400's significantly cheaper than that one, so it should work fine.
  4. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Awesome, thank you. I will be looking forward to receiving my Newegg package. : D

    Oh and I have heard in countless places that a power supply upgrade is not needed, can someone verify that?
  5. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Sorry to bump but was wondering if anyone could please reply
  6. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    Your power supply should be fine (if you tell us the specs it may help).
    On one of my old systems, I had a separate power cord for my graphics card, just plugging it into the PCI slot wasn't enough juice for the card, in that case you would need to upgrade the PSU. I don't see a socket for a power cable on your graphics card. You'll be fine ;)
  7. Technochicken

    Technochicken TechSpot Paladin Posts: 900

    Open your computer case. There will be a sticker on the powersupply that looks something like this:
    [​IMG]

    That card requires 18 amps on the 12 volt rail(s).
  8. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Well, I have heard people say that my PC will run fine without a PSU upgrade. Anyways, my PSU says:
    Code:
    +12V === / 14A MAX
    So what will happen if I try to run it?
    Will I fry anything?
    Should I find an upgrade on ebay or a website?
  9. strategic

    strategic TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,274

    Put it this way, if Technochicken says the card needs 18A, and you only have 14A, (this is also dependant on any other peripherals you may have, it's not the graphics card alone that uses 18A). Either your graphics card won't perform the way it should, or you'll burn out the PSU from trying too hard to meet the demands.
    You can search through newegg or ebay, you'll find one at either site.:)
  10. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +64

    the generic system req on that card are 18A/300w psu. and it gets all it power from the pci slot, so it depends on what the rest of your system is drawing. you can try this and see what you come up with.
    http://www.antec.outervision.com/ add 30% to the total wattage needed as you cant run your psu at 100%
  11. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

  12. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Bump... again... I am very sorry but just looking for an answer
     
  13. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +64

    is there something special about Dell Dimensions that they need a special PSU made for them? because $29 for a 600w unit is asking for problems. i don't know that particular power supply, however i would bet the farm that not only will it not deliver 600w but will deliver a heap of ripple and an early burnout. if your going to invest $300 in that beautiful monitor, doesn't your PSU deserve at least a $50 investment?
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371006
  14. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

  15. red1776

    red1776 Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe Posts: 5,847   +64

    ummm, bad reviews??? 85 % are 4 or 5 stars as many good reviews as the one you found. anyway the one you linked is a fine PSU as well
  16. Hockeydude

    Hockeydude Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 42

    Alright, sorry I don't know I am just very picky and very worrisome about all this. Thank you so much guys..... Again
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