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Windows 7: Would a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT work with my computer ?

15 Aug 2015   #1
Lewton

Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
 
Would a NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT work with my computer ?

I am looking to buy a used NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT graphics card or Radeon HD 2900 Pro off ebay. The reason is I want to be able to run the Alan Wake PC game.

I know its not the newest card out there but I think its much better than the one I currently have. Can anyone tell me if it will work with my computer please ?

I have an Acer Aspire ACPIx64 -based PC Desktop computer. I filled out as many system specs as I could, but I couldn't for some, as I am not very technically inclined. Based on the info given though, can anyone tell me if the graphics card will work/fit in my computer and do I need a particular socket/connection type?

Also, if I'd need anything else, such as a better power supply?

Thanks


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15 Aug 2015   #2
unrealRage

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Well from GeForce site :8800GT requires 400 Watt power supply,6-pin and 8-pin connectors.
I would suggest you to get 500/550 Watt 18A +12V 1DC good quality power supply as 8800GT on full load requires almost 10 Amps on +12V rail.

Considering other hardware,you should be fine although your 8800GT might be a bottleneck to your i5.
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16 Aug 2015   #3
Lewton

Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
 

thankyou for your advice
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17 Aug 2015   #4
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Unless you post us the model number of your acer desktop here, we cannot be sure that your computer can handle such graphics card.
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17 Aug 2015   #5
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

Looks as if the OP has the Model Number posted in the System Specs ..

Though it is listed under Motherboard M3970 ...

The PSU is 300w ...
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18 Aug 2015   #6
Lewton

Sir Gaerfyrddin
 
 

Yes. Sorry. I was trying to identify my motherboard and thought that might be it. Sorry.
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18 Aug 2015   #7
maxie

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

No need to be sorry that is perfectly fine
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