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Upgrading Computer. Need help.

By Jamibi
Sep 15, 2007
  1. peewit

    peewit TS Rookie


    System Slot Properties:
    Slot Designation PCI-E
    Type PCI-E x1
    Usage Empty
    Data Bus Width 32-bit
    Length Short

    [ System Slots / PCI1 ]

    System Slot Properties:
    Slot Designation PCI1
    Type PCI
    Usage In Use
    Data Bus Width 32-bit
    Length Short

    [ System Slots / PCI2 ]

    System Slot Properties:
    Slot Designation PCI2
    Type PCI
    Usage Empty
    Data Bus Width 32-bit
    Length Short

    [ System Slots / PCI3 ]

    System Slot Properties:
    Slot Designation PCI3
    Type PCI
    Usage Empty
    Data Bus Width 32-bit
    Length Short

    Apparently mine doesn't :S
     
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    Evidently, the information from the Packard Bell website is as unreliable as Rage said. I give up.
     
  3. peewit

    peewit TS Rookie

    Hi there.

    I have decided to have a look at the X1950XT as I just think the 8600 is going way OTT. I just want to know if this requires a PCI x16 slot or just a PCI x1. Also what sort of wattage my power supply would need.
     
  4. Jase123

    Jase123 Banned Posts: 1,122

    it requires a pci-x16 slot.

    Here are the system requirements.

    System Requirements

    * Intel® Pentium® 4 or AMD® Athlon® 64 FX CPU's
    * CPU running at 2.4 GHz or higher
    * 450-Watt power supply or greater, 30 Amps on 12 volt rail recommended (assumes fully loaded system)
    * For CrossFire™: 550 watt power supply or greater, 38 Amps on 12 volt rail
    * PCI Express compliant power supply required. Connect directly to the power supply with a 6 pin PCI Express power connector
    * Super VGA or DVI-I compatible monitor
    * Microsoft Windows® XP, XP 64, 2000, MCE
    * PCI Express X16 compliant slot
    * CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
    * 512MB system RAM minimum
    * 480MB available hard disk space

    Regards Jase
     
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