I don't know if these upgrades will work!

July 31, 2009 at 05:18:47
Specs: Windows XP

I was thinking of replacing my old Radeon X600 256MB with an Asus GeForce 8800GTX 768MB, and also, I was going to upgrade my PSU to a 600W from a 305W to accomodate this.

Video card:

My specs are:
Dell Dimension 5150
Dell DM051
X16 PCI-E slot

I am very anxious, because I'm not sure if my mobo will have enough slots for the PSU or the graphics card and I will buy them only to discover they don't work. I'm not very experienced at computers. I live in Ireland, and I am wondering if the voltage or amps could work in my country and on my motherboard.

I was told by Dell that the card would work on my PC without the need for a PSU (mind you, that was before they tried to sell me it for 616 euro!!!) and that it would work fine with my mobo, but I'm not too certain, as I guess they were just trying to sell me a card for a ridiculous price.

Any help would be appreciated.


Plus, if the PSU is bad or whatever, would you be able to recommend a new one? I am looking for below the 50 euro price range. Thanks again.

Even more!

I was looking at this and I was wondering if this would work on my PC. It is a branded PSU, not a generic one, but whenever I go into the website, it says in red: "This PSU has 1 PCI-e connection", so I am wondering if it could work.

Another PSU:

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July 31, 2009 at 05:37:10
The PSU looks very cheap & nasty - the sort that eventually blows & takes other components with it. You need to check that any power supply you buy is capable of supplying the current needed by the graphics card on the +12v line - if you cannot get this information then don't buy the PSU (if you check some of the sellers other PSUs, he lists these figures on the more expensive ones - rather suspect).

No idea on the graphics card as it appears to be a discontinued model - note you don't get any drivers or accessories with it & it doen't look new, so returing it to China, should it be faulty, may be a bit of a problem.

"I've always been mad, I know I've been mad, like the most of us..."

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July 31, 2009 at 06:29:24
DO NOT BUY FROM FLEABAY go to a reputable reseller like

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July 31, 2009 at 07:40:59
Get a Radeon HD4670 from a reputable shop or online retailer, not eBay. The 4670 will NOT require a PSU upgrade....the 305 watter will work just fine.

Can you order from here?


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