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Windows 7: need a recommendation for under 40 dollars!

17 May 2010   #21
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

ATX is just a standard,

ATX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

doesn't take into consideration what may be inside the unit.

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I really want to fit the 240gt on it but i dont want to do something disasterously stupid. If the 9500gt is the safest way to go then i guess i'll have to stick with it.
As for a choice between the two, the GT 240 no contest. For the most part the GT 240 is about on par with the 9600 GT, with the major difference being the GT 240 is a Dx 10.1 card whereas the 9600 GT is DX 10. If nothing lese even nvidia makes the decision a little easier,

GeForce GT 240

GeForce 9500 GT: a graphics card perfect for the ultimate 3D user experience and playing the latest PC games.

If you look at the specs they claim the GT 240 only requires a 300W PSU, with the 9500 GT needing a 350W minimum. As long as your 400W isn't of the quality like those in the article I linked too earlier, you should be fine with the GT 240.


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17 May 2010   #22
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

Wow i've just finished reading that entire article and i was shocked. Ok i thought atx was a barand haha. I'm ignorant, i know.

Yeah the 2 cards have a rather low wattage, whichis why i'm hoping it would work. It's just the amperage that's leaving me in doubt. I'll see what my gutt tells me in the morning. I guess there's no sure way to tell.

Thats funny because neither on the outside nor on the inside does my psu say anything bout the brand name.
Lets hope for the best and thank you so much for your advise.
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17 May 2010   #23
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

as long as you have enough amps on the 12 volt rail you should be fine
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17 May 2010   #24
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

i've 16A on my 12v rail. No idea if thats enough...
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17 May 2010   #25
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

There should be a label on the PSU something like this,

need a recommendation for under 40 dollars!-dellpsu.jpg

Depending on where it is placed and how the PSU is mounted, it could be on one of the two sides that you can't see.

If it helps any I have been running a x1950 Pro on a 430W PSU (Thermaltake) with 18A on the 12V with no problems for about 2 years now, and the x1950 requires quite a bit more in the power department than the GT 240 (around 40-50W more).


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17 May 2010   #26
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

I know what you mean about the sticker but on mine it says the voltage and amperage and above that it says atx p400 p4. It doesnt say any brand name etc. I took off the case on the left and right sides, just to be sure, but nothing. It could be under the top cover but those screws are not the normal screws. So i didnt want to remove them. Thank you for your reply and i'll try to get one of those 2 cards.
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17 May 2010   #27
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

you should be fine with 16, but when you pick the card you want exactly it might be good to find out how many amps it needs
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18 May 2010   #28
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

Well at least for today, I might have to stick with the 9500GT because the gt240 is going for 52, with 2 hours left on its clock! I'll see how it goes with the 9500GT and if its really much too, I'll switch back to the GT240. But I think both these cards are cheaper than the Radeon 4670. Because the Radeon 4670 with 512mb is going for the price of these 2, when both of these have 1gb on it.

Thank you for all your help guys
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18 May 2010   #29
windo7

xp sp2
 
 

OK one last quick question:

Please help me with this: Is the gt210 the same as the 9500gt? I've read that they're really pretty much the same card? True or false? Reason I ask is, that the gt210 is pretty cheap new.

If you're wondering, I'm not bidding on the particular gt240 I had in ebay. Too much for me
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18 May 2010   #30
ThePizzaMan

Windows 7 Ulitimate Beta 32 Bit, Windows Vista 32 Bit, Ubuntu 9.10 32 Bit
 
 

hm... for the most part i think so yes, might take more power though
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