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how might i see how much Watts my PSU has? and how will i know my computer is compatible with this new 9600gt?

i have 1 PCIE-x16 slot, is that enough?
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how might i see how much Watts my PSU has?

Look on it for a sticker which should say how many watts it has. In the below example, the sticker indicates that the PSU has 250 watts.
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and how will i know my computer is compatible with this new 9600gt? i have 1 PCIE-x16 slot, is that enough?

Yes.
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http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231098

might pick up one or 2 of these. any experiences?
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It's good memory, I actually plan on buying some more RAM from Geil or Mushkin in the upcoming weeks because me PC2-6400 RAM won't be enough to overclock Penryn to the high clocks I want to achieve.
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It's good memory, I actually plan on buying some more RAM from Geil or Mushkin in the upcoming weeks because me PC2-6400 RAM won't be enough to overclock Penryn to the high clocks I want to achieve.
James

Yet another advantage of the 680i/780i chipsets which allow you to unlink your RAM speed from FSB speed which in turn allows your CPU to not be limited by the RAM. :)
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Hmm... i've heard rumors but is it true that i cant overclock a Dell PC?

its a Dimension 9100

and i looked into some Mushkin sticks and i think im going with those instead XD (better reviews + looks cooler)

Cl5 > Cl4 right?
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146118

i already have RAM on my PC, and i was wondering if i was gonna run into any problems?
SPECS:
Slot #1
512 MB
PC2 - 4300 (266mhz)
Cl4
Slot #2
512 MB
PC2 5300 (333 MHz)

should i just have the new sticks or have the mix?



oh, and ive decided to go with the new 9600gt (COME ON VALENTINES DAY!!) and if it turns out its crap, ill go with the http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150229

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 30 January 2008 - 08:53 PM.

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Hmm... i've heard rumors but is it true that i cant overclock a Dell PC?

its a Dimension 9100

Yeah, it is true that most of the Dell PCs cannot be overclocked unless you have XPS720.
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Cl5 > Cl4 right?

Wrong, CL4>CL5, however unless you overclock you won't notice a difference.

i already have RAM on my PC, and i was wondering if i was gonna run into any problems?

I wouldn't do it for two reasons.
1. These sticks operate at much faster frequencies.
2. Because of the large variences between sticks, they may not be compatible together,
In summary, I never suggest mixing and matching memory and you are to do so at your own risk.

Mushkin is very good RAM.
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oh in that case

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146673 is better then the one above right?
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Yes it's better, but again you will not notice a difference between CL4 or CL5 if you don't overclock.
James

Edited by james_8970, 31 January 2008 - 01:50 PM.

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Anyways, back on the topic of GFX cards, i was looking into the 9600gt and found out the price might be a bit too high for my budget. what do you guys recommend. Take into account that i CANNOT SLI or CROSSFIRE

so yea. my budget is around $100


http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150229 maybe?


This is a "Open Box" but its cheaper
http://www.newegg.co...82E16814127305R
Unopened Version : http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127305


might be able to squeeze in another $50 if i can find a really good card. i wanna be at least 2009 proof XD
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127284

Will i be able to run these things with a 375w PSU? i don't plan on OCing.

Man, this is turning into a full blown Upgrade


EDIT:

WHAT AM I THINKING???? if im going with $150 y dont i just buy a 9600gt? *slaps head*

EDIT #2:

Finally said GeForce 9600GT the market localization. Knew from the present news that, GeForce 9600GT will be able to issue on February 14, the fixed price will be 169 US dollars, will convert into probably is 1,299 Yuan. This price suitable is good is in front of the GeForce 8600GTS fixed price, may see the nVIDIA plan to replace GeForce 8600GTS by this section 9600GT, resists ATi to come from thousand Yuan markets in the attack.

once again, my dreams are shattered :)

might still buy it thou.

EDIT #3:

GeForce 9600GT Specifications:

* Core Clock: 650MHz
* Shader Clock: 1625MHz
* Memory Clock:1800MHz
* Memory Type: GDDR3
* Memory interface: 256Bit
* Memory capacity: 512MB
* Stream Processor Unit / Unified shader number: 64
* Standard Shader Model: 4.0
* Standard DirectX Version: 10
* Video playback technology: PureVideo HD II/VP2
* Interface: PCIe 2.0


possible replacement cards:

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127284 - REALLY tight fit!
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814127303 - tight fit! 2d choice
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814130298 - liking this card alot.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150226
come on! i need some feed back!

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 31 January 2008 - 09:39 PM.

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I'd wait till the card is released and then decide from there.
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there'd be alot of bottlenecking.

I'm also pretty sure the 9600gt wont even fit in my box. :)

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Here are the things I'm gonna buy

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835200019 - PCI fan

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820146673 - RAM (2x?)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106093 - RAM fan (optional)

http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814150226 - GFX card

anything else?

PS: i didnt won't get the ATI one or 9600gt because both of them will place their "exhausts" right below my CPU heat sink and this one wouldnt.

Edited by Rocknrollcows, 01 February 2008 - 03:15 PM.

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I'm also pretty sure the 9600gt wont even fit in my box.

What makes you think that?

Only get one set of RAM, a 32bit OS cannot see the full 4GB of RAM. You'd only see roughly 3.3GB.

Don't get that RAM fan or PCI fan, they do next to nothing.

The card you have currently selected is only a single slot cooler, therefore it will circulate the heat within your case.
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I'm also pretty sure the 9600gt wont even fit in my box.

What makes you think that?



pictures and estimated measurements..

I took a diagram of the relation to the size of the card to the PCIE slot.

a 9600gt is roughly 10in. and i measured that in my case and it wont fit.

the "exhaust" from the card will be touching the CPU HSF (my HSF is huge) so yea.

well, ive read some reviews about the card im getting, and ive read that it might over heat. any ideas on any Fans i should get?
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