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GeForce 8800 GTX I want to buy it but not sure if pc is ready for it.

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by kikoshi, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. kikoshi

    kikoshi Guest

    Heya :p.
    My Pc is running with a 7900GTX graphics card, 2Gb ram, Duo Core Athlon 4800+. Not sure what other specs I should place here, But i want to get the new GeForce 8800 GTX for the same pc If my Pc Runs the 7900 GTX card, Do i need to buy anything else to get the 8800 to work? Or all i need is just the graphics card and im Ready?
     
  2. Nissan101

    Nissan101 Regular member

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    yea, all you need is the graphics card and like one free pcixpress x16 and another slot free for the dualslot cooling fan
     
  3. UrDady

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    no it should work fine but if you want to go sli with two 8800gtx nvidia recommends you get atleast 1000watt power supply and can you tell me your what brand and watts of your power supply
    peace
     
  4. kikoshi

    kikoshi Guest

    Well I cant go sly with a 7900GTX+8800GTX can I? If i can, damn! Suuure what not :D! But if not, I guess I will remove sadly the 7900 and keep the 8800GTX, Do i still need the coolling fan and stuff? By the way, where do I find the watts of my power supply? PSU isnt it? But where do i? Thanks Peeps :3
    Well i looked into the Fan and i saw this,
    Enermax
    ATX 12v v.2
    EG565P-VE item number?
    50-60Hz 12a/6a 115v/230v.
    Anything else that you guys need to know if it works?
     
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  5. skidme

    skidme Guest

    Well those specs don't really tell you much about the wattage...it should be on there. And to answer your other question, no, you can't SLI 2 different cards; they have to be the same. Otherwise, it sounds like your PSU would work fine with an 8800, although I don't know about the GTX.
     
  6. kikoshi

    kikoshi Guest

    Here this is the specs :)


    Enermax FMA II ATX12V Ver 2.0 535W Computer Power Supply, Active PFC, SLI Ready, RoHS Compliant, Supports PCI-E & SATA, with 20+4 Pin Connector and 2 Fans. Model: EG565P-VE FMA2.2.

    Features: Full compliance with the highest standard to desktop power requirements. Split 12V rails provide most stable current to CPU, GPU, MB and drives. Full support of Dual Core systems (incl. Pentium D XE and Athlon 64 X2) & Dual CPU systems. Convertible design to power up ATX/BTX systems and support dual CPU entry-level server/workstation. High efficiency of about 80% under wide load range (30-100%) minimizes your electricity bill. PF value up to 0.99 to provide stable and clean power. (AX models only). Protected by OCP, OVP, UVP, OLP, SCP, for maximum safety. The best cooling method for PC system, which is strongly suggested by AMD. Manual fan speed control to keep the balance between cooling effect and acoustic noise. Automatic fan speed adjustment to prevent system overheat.

    Specifications: Type: ATX12V. Maximum Power: 535W. Fans: 2. Active PFC: Yes. Main Connector: 20+4-Pin. Dual +12V: Yes. SLI Support: Yes. Efficiency: High efficiency of about 80% under wide load range (30-100%) minimizes your electricity bill. Over Voltage Protection: Yes. Overload Protection: Yes. Input Voltage: 115/230 V. Input Frequency Range: 50/60 Hz. Input Current: 12A @ 115AC, 6A @ 230AC. Output: +3.3@32A,+5V@32A,+12V1@22A,+12V2@22A,-12V@0.6A,+5VSB@3.0A. Connectors: 1 x Main connector (20+4 pin). 1 x 12V (P4). 5 x peripheral. 6 x SATA. 2 x PCI-E.
     
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  7. Azrea1

    Azrea1 Regular member

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    I would get another 7900gtx and sli it with the 1 u already have those that would own a 8800gtx.
     
  8. kikoshi

    kikoshi Guest

    Still though, Am i able to use a 8800gtx? i don't want to sli no card though.
     
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  9. ddp

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    Azrea1, edit your sig to conform to forum specs ASAP.
    2. An image-only signature should be less than 50kb in size, and be at most 500 pixels wide and 200 pixels tall.
    4. If you want to use both text and image in your signature the image should not be more than 500 pixels wide and 100 pixels tall, and you can use up to three lines of text.
     
  10. kikoshi

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    So then moderator, can you help out or not?
     
  11. ddp

    ddp Moderator Staff Member

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    why do you need a new card, does the old 1 not play all your games properly?
     
  12. elokito

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    well the 8800 sure will give directx10 support making it better than the 7900
     
  13. skidme

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    Actually ddp is right, you should probably stick with your old card for now. In March, the ATI R600 chip is coming out, and nVidia will have to lower its prices...you could save a whole bunch of money. But if your heart is set on the 8800, I think your PSU will handle it fine. My 8800 GTS needs a combined +12V amperage of 26, so your GTX may need somewhere in the range of 32-40. Your PSU can deliver 44 amps on the +12V lines so it should be fine...
     
  14. kikoshi

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    Wops, hm So then It should be ok? awesome, But then I shall just wait until march and see what happends? alrighty then, aslong as i know that my psu can support it, i can wait. Thanks!
     
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    they wouldn't though. nor would they alow the full dx10 glory of crysis when that is out later this year.
     
  16. skidme

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    Yeah, plus I think 2 7900 GTX's would cost more than one 8800 GTX.

    @Kikoshi-Good idea, waiting is the best in your case, you won't be mad when you see the savings.
     

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