Should i change my power supply or should i change my graphics card?

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Davidoff

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hello, i have a 9800gt that gives a very low fps on crysis, i went to the shop from where i purchased it and they said that you need to change your power supply, currently its 230watt, i was thinking that i should replace my card with another one as mine does not have a six pin supplementary power connector. so my question is that should i change my psu first or should i switch my card first?
 

red1776

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your running a 9800gt on a 230W PSU!? not sure how your doing that without it shutting down as soon as you start a game. the 9800gt needs a 450W psu with 24A on the 12v rail (s). change the PSU. you are fortunate that you haven't overstressed the 230W psu and destroyed the rest of the system.
 

red1776

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well you need to, but im not sure how you are running a Q8200 system on a 230w PSU to begin with
 

Davidoff

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by the way, will the greater power also affect the overall speed of my pc?
 
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