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GeForce 6600GT and LE?

By joseywales09
Mar 13, 2006
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  1. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    ur very welcome =] enjoy ur future new card!
  2. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  3. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    *chuckles* sweeeet.... =D
  4. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Hey guys I ordered from newegg and it should be coming in Mon or Tues. But to answer an old question I have a Bestec 300w PSU and if that one isnt gonna do good, im screwed. My dad will be pissed off if this Graphics card dont work. Please help me out guys. Is it gonna do the job?
  5. rickatnight11

    rickatnight11 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    It depends on what else is in your system. Greater than 300w would be greatly recommended. The card will work, but if it is too high drain combined with the other components, it will just turn off the computer. Example: Was building my system, but got the GeForce 6800 first. So I plugged that into my old eMachines and happily began to play GTA:VC at migh better fps...until I exploded a few too many tanks and the machine turned off. :-D
  6. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    It is going to be close... keep your fingers crossed. You have 15amps on the 12v rail.

    I'd say 50/50 chance of it working....
  7. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    OK I have a 160GB HD 2 sticks 512MB DDR SDRAM AMD AThlon XP 3200+ two fans(3 with the new card) Will it be ok?
  8. rickatnight11

    rickatnight11 TS Rookie Posts: 21

    What about disk drives. With what you have now, stressing the system will become a problem. I would just pony up and get a 450w power supply.
  9. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

  10. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Damn this sucks lol. I just think it would be hard to get all the PSU connectors back to where they were. Do you know of any good tutorials for installinga PSU?
  11. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Hey the calculator shows that I will only need 254W.
     
  12. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    But keep in mind that most psus only put out about 70% of what they are rated at. So your 300w psu is putting out about 210.

    Plus, it is not only the watts that matter, but also how many amps on the various rails.
  13. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Well my dad is going to be ****ing pissed. This sucks. Oh and Don didnt you say that some PSUs are much better than 400W ones? I dont know I guess im gonna have to get a new PSU
  14. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    Hey, you never know. Your PSU may work for you. Give it a shot when your card arrives. If you do need a new PSU, you can get a high quality one for under $40 from newegg (check out the fortron 400w PSUs)
    For example, I would take a high quality 350w over a cheap 500w anyday.
  15. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    I will but just in case, is there a tutorial out there for installing PSUs? Oh and my new card will need a 4 pin connector, which i have, but it is held by these plastic cuff things that keep the cords organized. Do i just cut the cuff and bend the 4 pin around so it can go into the cards fan?
  16. DonNagual

    DonNagual TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 3,566

    This guys tutorials are usually well written and easy to understand:

    http://compreviews.about.com/od/tutorials/ss/DIYPSU.htm

    "plastic cuff things"... do you mean the plastic fasteners that hold the cables in a bundle? Yes, you can snip that off if you need to. They are just to keep your wiring clean looking and out of the way.
  17. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    yah thats exactly what i meant. Well I guess we'll see. If not I'll have to grow some balls and tell my dad I also need a new PSU lol.
  18. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    did you get taht powersupply from an OEM system? HP/Compaq? I used to have one thats 250Watt. and it ram couple Disk drives, 2 fans with lights, HDD, video card and floppy and a P4 2.4ghz HT. did fine for a few years. actually, it jus recently start to give out. Id say you'll do fine 80% guaranteed =P

    also, as donnagual has mentioned, its not always about the watts. the most important are 12V rail, 5V and 3V (respectively) and how many amps they can handle and the quality of the PSU of course. stay away from cheap PSUs. sometimes price catches ppl off guard and they end up with a PSU that blows and/or dies n leaves them confused
  19. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Yeah the PSU came with the system. And it is so wierd cuz I see all these people complaining about problems and I look at their specs(some are very nice!) and I think"man its wierd cuz ive had this eMachine for three years and I have never had ONE problem with it" maybe my time has come.
  20. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Ok what if this card dont work? I know I will need to get a new PSU but what should I get? I have an eMachine T3256 and I don't know what PSUs are compatible with it.
  21. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    doesnt work as in ur PSU cannot handle it? then this one would be a quick, cost-effective and reliable solution: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104953
  22. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Thanks

    ok thanks I guess i will have to see.
  23. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    Well I don't know when my card is going to get in. Ok here is the deal, my mom sent a check Thursday and the lady at the post office said it would be at the newegg place Saturday. Well it is Tuesday and im still waiting for even an email notification. This is really pissing me off.
  24. truflip

    truflip TS Rookie Posts: 590

    checks usually take the longest.. ur gonna have to be patient..
  25. joseywales09

    joseywales09 Banned Topic Starter Posts: 95

    ok well impatience runs in the guys side of the family lol. I guess I will.
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