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Old 08-22-2012, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default Geforce GT 430 on my old pc, and 350W PSU.

Hello, so i've decided to get myself a new video card. But i want to get one that is better than my current video card, but also one that my PSU can handle.
So now i've found that GT430 is pretty good improvement over my 9400GT, and it's very cheap, I really want it. And as I checked it says that a minimum of 300W PSU is required. Then again I saw somewhere that it required PSU to be 25A on 12v rail. The problem is I have a +12v1 - 10A, and +12v2 - 15A. So basically would that be fine? Can I run this card pretty safely with this PSU and all my current specs?
And do I take low profile one or not? Does it affect performance? Do I take one with passive or active cooling? And will 2gb be much better than 1gb version?
Also, could you tell me how to check what motherboard I have, and how to check if I will actually be able to install it on my PC?

Specs are -
OS - Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
CPU - AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+ (2CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Ram - 2gb
PSU - Fortron/source fsp350-60hlc
Atm, I have a Geforce 9400GT video card.
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