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Windows 7: Giving Nvidia 9600GT to a Friend

10 Jun 2010   #1
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 
Giving Nvidia 9600GT to a Friend

Ok so I'm gonna give an Nvidia 9600GT 512MB graphics card to my friend, but first I would like to know if his system is good enough to run it. He has a Dell XPS gen 4, 1GB of RAM, a Pentium 4 3.20GHz with Hyperthreading technology, and an Nvidia 6800 graphics card. That's the only things I know about his system, and I'm not sure about his power supply. So would his system be able to run an Nvidia 9600GT graphics card?


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10 Jun 2010   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Anpippin,

Yes, according to your friend's computer manual, he does have a PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard that he can install the NVIDIA 9600GT in. He will also need to have at least a 400W PSU.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn


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11 Jun 2010   #3
Anpippin

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Anpippin,

Yes, according to your friend's computer manual, he does have a PCI Express x16 slot on the motherboard that he can install the NVIDIA 9600GT in.

He will also need to have at least a 400W PSU with one PCI-E 4-pin power supply cable (not a 4-pin molex cable) to connect to the graphics card.

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Hope this helps,
Shawn
The 9600GT doesn't use a power connector.
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11 Jun 2010   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, you are correct. Sorry, I was had my old 9800 GT on my mind that required the connector.

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11 Jun 2010   #5
TimStitt

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I think you'll be safe, I used to run the same card on a similar spec PC as my media center device and now it's in my Win 7 desktop..... I've been unable to kill it off.

Check a wattage calculator first if you're concerned about the power supply.

..... and what a nice friend you are.
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11 Jun 2010   #6
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anpippin View Post
The 9600GT doesn't use a power connector.
Just to clear up any confusion, regular the 9600 GT does. Yours is the later version known as the Green version and it doesn't, and requires less power,

Gigabyte GV-N96TSL-1GI PCSTATS Review - nVIDIA GeForce 9600GT Revision B GPU & Power Draw

There is also a Green edition of the 9800 GT and it too does not require an external power connection.
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11 Jun 2010   #7
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anpippin View Post
Ok so I'm gonna give an Nvidia 9600GT 512MB graphics card to my friend, but first I would like to know if his system is good enough to run it. He has a Dell XPS gen 4, 1GB of RAM, a Pentium 4 3.20GHz with Hyperthreading technology, and an Nvidia 6800 graphics card. That's the only things I know about his system, and I'm not sure about his power supply. So would his system be able to run an Nvidia 9600GT graphics card?
The PC your friend has is what I had prior to upgrading. I ran 2 6800's in SLi and then changes to an MSI NX8800GTS which was factory OC'd and the RAM upgraded and it ran flawlessly, it required a power connector and I had the PC loaded so he should not have any problem running that card with his stock PSU.
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