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Old 10-23-2004, 03:39 PM   #1
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Default new PSU needed???

Right now my system is
1.1ghz AMD Athlon
256 pc100 sdRAM
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TNT2 M64 32 mb Pro (AGP)
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and a 250 Watt PSU

i want to upgrade and add another 256 mb RAM and replace my TNT2 with a 128 mb 5200 fx PCI video card. will this be ok with my current PSU??
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:01 PM   #2
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Depends on the brand. I would recommend getting a 300W powersupply just to be safe though.
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Old 10-23-2004, 04:15 PM   #3
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Yep 300W will be more than fine
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Old 10-23-2004, 05:40 PM   #4
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Yep 300W will be more than fine
hmm.. so 300 will be fine, but not 250??? so i need to upgrade my PSU for sure??
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Old 10-23-2004, 06:12 PM   #5
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whsts the point in upgrading to that card. Thre kind of like the same!
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You dont need to just get the card and if it works fine which it should then no worries.
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Old 10-23-2004, 07:52 PM   #7
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whsts the point in upgrading to that card. Thre kind of like the same!
a 32mb tnt2 pro = 128mb 5200 fx??... :/.... um, not really.

well any suggestions on a better PCI card (not PCI-E)
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Anyone who says a TNT2 pro is faster or as faster as a 5200 FX (even if it is PCI) doesn't know what he is talking about.

Why can't you just get a better AGP card?
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Old 10-23-2004, 08:42 PM   #9
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Anyone who says a TNT2 pro is faster or as faster as a 5200 FX (even if it is PCI) doesn't know what he is talking about.

Why can't you just get a better AGP card?

tried it, but because of a weird AGP voltage thing in my mobo it can't take anything greater
The tnt2 was the last card to use this voltage, i even tried a geforce 2 mx 400 but that was the first card using the modern voltage thing...
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Ouch that stinks... Well I would say to get a new board but that may not be what you are looking for. PCI isn't really used that much for video cards anymore.
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