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philstone

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I was thinking of upgrading my radeon x300 card to a XFX GeForce 6800 GS
Some of the minimum system requirements are :

At least 350W system power supply
One free PCI Express 16x slot
At least one available Hard Disk Drive power dongle

How can i check if these are available on my computer?
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jrm20

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You will have to look inside of the case for the powersupply and it will have a sticker on the side telling you what wattage the power supply is.


For the expansion slot we need to know the model of your pc if its a manufactured pc. If its a custom pc you will have to use a program and find out yourself.

You can use pcwizard2006 or cpuz which are programs and they can tell you what expansion slots you have.
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My PC is a refurbished HP MEdia Center PC m1270n
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Your specs show that you have a PCI-E slot that's currently being used by the ATI X300 you've got.
The PSU is only 300 Watt so you'll have to upgrade that.

Specs:

http://h10025.www1.h...cname=c00280666
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http://h10025.www1.h...cname=c00297771



You will need to get a powersupply with a 24-pin ATX power connector.
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Can i buy all that in a best buy or do i need to order it off the internet
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You probably can but you pay through the nose when you buy from shops as a rule the internet is always cheaper.
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would this work for the power supply?
http://www.tigerdire...3531&CatId=1078
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would this power supply work?
http://www.tigerdire...3531&CatId=1078
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try newegg they are a [bleep] of alot cheaper www.newegg.com
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One last question, kind of off topic, but which card is better

http://www.tigerdire...&Tab=0&NoMapp=0

or

http://www.tigerdire...5163&CatId=1560

thanks
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The first one is the best card, the 6800 range goes something like this,

6800 LE
6800 XT
6800
6800 GS
6800 GT
6800 Ultra

with the Ultra being the best.

Here is a good breakdown
http://www.guru3d.co...deocards/286/2/

Edited by Fizban, 23 March 2006 - 03:59 AM.

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Sorry about the multiple posting I will try to get it sorted. I had an issue with my connection and posted the same answer several times without realising.

Edited by Fizban, 23 March 2006 - 04:21 AM.

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Sorry about the multiple posting I will try to get it sorted. I had an issue with my connection and posted the same answer several times without realising.

Edited by Fizban, 23 March 2006 - 04:21 AM.

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would this psu work?
http://www.tigerdire...94&Sku=T13-2009
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