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FourthMarineDiv

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I have a Dell Demension 3100 with 512MB of RAM and a 2.80 GHZ processor. My CPU wattage is around 250. I believe 230 to be exact. Is it possible to run this videocard on this system without a hitch?

http://www.3dfuzion....500_pci_256.asp
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Should be allright, i assume you mean PSU wattage, its a little low borderline but you may get away with it. Another 512Mb of ram would be advisable as well games need at least at least a gig nowadays to maximise the peroformnace,
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Should be allright, i assume you mean PSU wattage, its a little low borderline but you may get away with it. Another 512Mb of ram would be advisable as well games need at least at least a gig nowadays to maximise the peroformnace,



Yes the PSU Wattage, and what would be the dangers of it should I not get away with it?

((I'll be getting and 512 no prob. =) ))
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The problems could be as little glitchy gfx performance to the whole thing blowing. but dell dont always use standard PSUs and mobo so getting a new psu might be difficult.
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The problems could be as little glitchy gfx performance to the whole thing blowing. but dell dont always use standard PSUs and mobo so getting a new psu might be difficult.



What would be your opinion of the situation? Do it or just go ahead and buy a new PSU? ((Short of changing the mobo. ))

Edited by FourthMarineDiv, 12 March 2006 - 07:15 AM.

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Well you would have to check if the PSU and mobo now are compliant with atx standard. http://www.jscustomp...m/power_supply/ try this and hope you stay below 250.
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Try what warriorscot said and if its under the wattage rating you sould be fine.

Just install the video card and memory and see if you notice any problem, if you indeed do just get a new powersupply.
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Thank you gentlemen I will do just that. =)

((You guys are more of a bunch of lifesavers than you'll ever know. ))
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