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Old 01-03-2006, 08:08 PM   #1
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http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applicatio...696711&CatId=0

thats the link for the card its a eVGA geforce 7800gt
if u scroll down it'll show the minimum requirements...

these are my system specs

Intel Pentium 4 3.00ghz (2 cpu's(dual))
Stealth 420watt (power supply)
Asus P5AD2 Deluxe wireless edition(motherboard)
Kingston 512mb ram
Windows Xp Service pack 2

its compatible with everything i think but im not sure about my motherboard it does have a pci-express x16 slot though. but the requirements say it needs An available 6 pin PCI-E power connector (hard drive power dongle to PCI-E 6 pin adapter included with card). and i dont no what that is or if i have it... cud sum1 help me out.

yes i no im a ####### dunce
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:11 PM   #2
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It is...one thing: Where d'you get 2 CPUs when there is only 1 socket?
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I'm guessing that a normal 4-pin connector (the ones that u connect the psu and the hdds & cd/dvd-drives with) will do, just use the adapter and then plug in into the card (or pci-e port, where ever it goes) But I'm just guessing here so better wait for someone else to confirm this.
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It is...one thing: Where d'you get 2 CPUs when there is only 1 socket?
hyper threading makes it seem like theres 2.
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Default Re: Is this card compatible with my machine?

Its a standard 4 pin molex at one end then on the other there is a 6pin molex that plugs into the card. So all you do is plug in the 4 pin molex into one of your powersupplys 4 pin molex connectors then plug the six pin one into the card. The only thing is that card needs a minimum of a 450w powersupply. Iy might run with your powersupply but its not going to be stable.
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I'm guessing that it could be stable with a 420W psu.
Just don't try to do any big oc'ing while using a too small powersupply.
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Old 01-03-2006, 08:47 PM   #7
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He needs a 450W to run in SLI Mode...not single mode
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He needs a 450W to run in SLI Mode...not single mode
Oh yeah, I got that mixed up. Ok, well that card will work with your system then.
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It is...one thing: Where d'you get 2 CPUs when there is only 1 socket?

And you sorta killed it with the Intels. But hey, it's your computer, w/e.
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And if I'm not mistaken, I'm pretty sure the minimum requirement for a 7800 is a 450 watt PS.
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