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Graphic Card Questions (PLZ HELP)

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by millert, Jul 6, 2007.

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  1. millert

    millert Thread Starter

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    ok so this is my computer
    http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=4861605

    and this is the graphic card i am looking to buy
    http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2446338&Sku=P450-7876&SRCCODE=YAHOODF&CMP=SPC-YAHOO

    so i wana know if it will work and if it will even be a good card to play games with also i would like to know if that card would work with games like


    • The movies
      Star wars KOTOR
      City of Heroes
      Age of empires 3
     
  2. kryptonite1055

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    The video card will be able to play the games, but with 512 mb of ram only, that might limit you. Also most power supplies have a sticker on them telling you how much power they put out at different voltages. To make sure the video card works, you will need a min of 18A (amps) with the 12v (volts) rail.
     
  3. millert

    millert Thread Starter

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    sorry i forgot to add that i added a 512 Ram memory stick to the computer and i checked thepower supply sticker and this is what it said

    300W Max
    +12v - 19A
    +5V - 30A
    +3.3V - 28A

    ok so will that work or wat
     
  4. acameron

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    The main thing to look for is if the PC has an open PCI-E x16 slot.... I the link you provided is the PC you bought then it does have an open x16 slot and you should be fine.

    The only thing in question to me is the power supply. The PS units that come standard with a machine like that are usually not the best, but you should be be able to install and use that card without a problem. I would definately look into buying a quality PSU in the very near future...much better than waiting for that PSU to die from the strain and take the rest of your PC with it.
     
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