will an ati radeon hd 2600 xt graphics card f

February 21, 2011 at 06:13:20
Specs: Windows XP proffesional, dual core socket 775
i have just bought a second hand ati radeon 2600 xt grafix card and i was wondering if it would be ok 2 fit in my micro atx foxconn 45cmx motherboard?

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February 21, 2011 at 13:07:09
The foxconn 45cmx motherboard mboard itself is no problem regarding the card fitting, but the length of the card might be depending on whether there is something inside the computer case you're using that's adjacent to the PCI-E X16 slot that restricts the length of the card you can use.

You may need a power supply with more capacity.

Your power supply must have at least the minimum capacity required to support a system with the graphics card you are using installed, or the max graphics card you might install in the future.
(Onboard video - video built into the mboard - IS NOT A CARD ! )
If that info is not in the ad for the video card, you can go to the video card maker's web site and look up the specs for the model - often under system requirements - the minimum PS wattage, and, more important, the minimum amperage the PS must supply at 12v is stated. If you don't find that, any card with the same video chipset including any letters after the model number has very similar minimum PS requirements. Some power supplies have two or more +12v ratings - in that case, add those ratings to determine the total +12v current capacity.

For the Radeon HD 2600XT video chipset
400 Watt or greater power supply recommended

If you're a gamer...
In most if not all cases, the max capacity rating of the PS is an intermittent rating. It's recommended that you do not load your PS to any more that 80% of that rating if you are going to be using something that puts a constant load on it, such as playing a recent game for hours on end. In that case, you multiply the min capacity stated for the system with the particular video chipset on the card by 1.25 to find the min. capacity of the PS you should get.

For the Radeon HD 2600XT video chipset
400 x 1.25 = 500 Watt or greater power supply recommended

If you need to get a PS with more capacity, you can usually replace it with any decent quality standard sized standard ATX PS.

Standard (PS/2) power supply size - 86mm high, 150mm wide, 140mm deep, or 3 3/8" h x 5 7/8" w x 5 1/2" d , or very close to that, though the depth can be more or less for some PSs.

Don't buy an el-cheapo (in quality) PS.
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February 21, 2011 at 13:44:10
Thanks, that was very helpfull

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