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Windows 7: Can my system handle this card?

20 Jan 2010   #1
evilgod905

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 
Can my system handle this card?

Buy the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OverClocked 512MB PCIe at TigerDirect.ca

thats the link to the card it has all the description, i was gonna sell both my asus 7600gs silent cards and get that card. im wondering if my system can handle it just incase before i buy it


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20 Jan 2010   #2
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Yes, and then make you wonder why you stuck with those 7600 GS's for so long.
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20 Jan 2010   #3
evilgod905

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

lmao thanks, idn i got them as a gift from a friend and used them since. lol thanks again
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20 Jan 2010   #4
bobkn

Windows 7 Pro X64 SP1
 
 

I think there should be no problem with a 9600 GT. The major change that I see is that the 9600 GT needs a single 6 pin PCI-E power connector, where the 7600 GS cards didn't need any.

Most cards are sold with a power adapter, in the unlikely event that your PSU doesn't have a PCI-E power cable. I'm not enthusiastic about adapters, but the maximum power through a 6 pin PCI-E connector is 75W. Meltdown is unlikely. I belive that a good 500W PSU should be more than enough for your rig with a 9600 GT. (A single 9600 GT may not draw more power than a pair of 7600GS cards, anyway.)

The question I can't answer is whether a 9600 GT is a performance upgrade over a pair of 7600 GS cards. (Losing SLI would be an advantage, even if the performance is similar.)
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20 Jan 2010   #5
evilgod905

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Build 7600
 
 

i was wondering about that to, 1 9600 gt or 2 7600gs...
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20 Jan 2010   #6
ickymay

win7 ultimate / virtual box
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evilgod905 View Post
i was wondering about that to, 1 9600 gt or 2 7600gs...
I always reckon one good card is always best

if you want to check your PSU minimum requirements try here but remember you need to leave yourself some tolerance for any USB devices you plug in and other upgrades
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20 Jan 2010   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evilgod905 View Post
i was wondering about that to, 1 9600 gt or 2 7600gs...
No contest, the 9600 will slap the 7600GS (whether they are in LSI or not) silly. Here's a review of the 9600 GT with a single 7600 GS thrown in,

techPowerUp :: Biostar GeForce 9600 GT 512 MB V9603GT52 Review :: Page 7 / 25

even in SLI the 7600 GS can't come close to the 9600 GT.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ickymay View Post

if you want to check your PSU minimum requirements try here but remember you need to leave yourself some tolerance for any USB devices you plug in and other upgrades

According to his specs he has the OCZ 500 W, which is more than enough for that card.
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21 Jan 2010   #8
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by evilgod905 View Post
Buy the BFG GeForce 9600 GT OverClocked 512MB PCIe at TigerDirect.ca

thats the link to the card it has all the description, i was gonna sell both my asus 7600gs silent cards and get that card. im wondering if my system can handle it just incase before i buy it
Your CPU is old and will bottleneck games to a degree.
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