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KasierSosay

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I just purchased a
XFX GeForce 6800 Xtreme 256MB AGP w/Dual DVI
that needs system power supply with minimum 450 Watts or higher

After doing some research I'm not sure what computer to put it in and if I need to up grade the power supply.

I have a new Dell 1100 with the following specs:
Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.53GHz 2.6GHz
Memory Slot 1 [DIMM_1] 256Mb
Memory Slot 2 [DIMM_2] 256Mb
Display Adapters Intel® 82865G Graphics Controller 96Mb

I also have and older Dell 4400:
PROCESSOR, 80531, 1.6G, 0, 400FSB, SOCKET N, D0
DUAL IN-LINE MEMORY MODULE,1G, 266M, 32X64, 8K, 184
CARD (CIRCUIT), GRAPHICS, 16MB, ATI TECHNOLOGIES INC, ULTRA, FULL HEIGHT

I am assuming that the newer 1100 is the way to got but I can't find any information on power supply and I don't want to fry my new card. Any info would help.
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Neil Jones

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If its typical Dell the power supply won't be anywhere near big enough.

Assuming you mean a Dell Dimension 1100, then according to Dell's website, your Dell 1100 doesn't have an AGP slot on it, therefore you cannot use your card in that computer. The power supply in this model is only a 250w, therefore it's not powerful enough.

On the 4400 model, again its only a 250w power supply, but it does have a slot to take that graphics card. But your graphics card is so powerful that it would be wasted on this system.
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