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    Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    So I'm looking to upgrade a few things in my current rig (as I decided now probably isn't the best time to start a new build). At the moment I've got a EP-9NPA+ Ultra mobo, 7800GT gpu, 2GB of pc3200 RAM and a Atrix 650T, would the PSU be ok powering a 320mb 8800GTS (XT or XXX edition) and upgrading to 4GB of RAM? Also, is either 8800GTS edition better than the other?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

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    NO!!!!!!!

    Seem to remember that Atrix is a "budget" psu that comes with cheap cases, so you'll be lucky if it can supply half it's listed power.
    If the case was twenty quid then probably less than a fiver went into that psu.

    I'm thinking this is a very tight low budget you're looking at.
    I'm also guessing the ram and graphics card are 2nd hand?
    How much are you looking at, as you probably should replace that PSU asap.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Well, I picked it up as a fairly cheap replacement from a 420w Tagan which died on me just over a year ago. I never really intended to keep it this long, but its been running fine so I haven't seen the point in getting anything better.

    I'd don't really have budget, it's just that my current setup is a bit old now and I was just looking to upgrade a few things to make it last a bit longer. I don't really want to spend too much on new RAM, GPU and a PSU and then in six months time or whenever end up getting a new i7 system or something.

    The RAM and GPUs I was looking at were new, from Scan, costing about £180 altogether for 4x1GB PC3200 and the GPU, but if I'd have to get a new PSU too I'd probably save the money and put to towards a new system sooner.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Check scan's today only, i think the cheap and cheerful FSP is back on there again
    Which would tide you over until the PSU prices start to come down again.
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by TAKTAK View Post
    Check scan's today only, i think the cheap and cheerful FSP is back on there again
    For more details see-

    http://forums.hexus.net/current-barg...ml#post1655759

    And I agree with pob, replace that psu now.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Oh yes it's back!

    http://www.scan.co.uk/product.aspx?ProductId=22926
    On today only for £28

    It's the old and very good 700w Epslion given the OEM treatment ie without the fancy paint job or cable bradeing.


    RAM, you're on DDR1 so only 3 slots currently? I'm guessing 2x512mb sticks?
    Given the expensive price of ddr1 new, Scan have got 2Gb (2X1Gb) Corsair Value Select DDR PC3200 (400), 184 Pins, Non-ECC Unbuffered, CAS 3-3-3-8 on today only £78 but it's normally £83
    Pure madness, look for 2nd hand
    Don't go chaseing 4gb if you're only on a 32bit OS stick to 3gb, No point wasteing money on ram that old.
    That said 2gb is still fine So a single 1gb stick if you can get it will be ok.

    And I don't know where you're getting a 320mb 8800GTS (XT or XXX edition) from . . . ok scan do still have some for £65, £60 on today only
    For that money it is tempting. However I've just spotted a gainward 8800gts 512mb g92 for £80 also would be good, and could be reused in a new build as a physx card
    http://www.scan.co.uk/Product.aspx?WebProductId=719261
    I'm not sure if you can use the older 8800gts 320mb g80 as a physx card, if you can then it makes the choise harder.

    Oh and XXX cards are the highest factory overclocked cards xfx sell.


    EDIT: just checked 4 ram slots on that Epox so it'd probably be best and cheapest to just fill them up with 512mb sticks. 4x512mb for 2gb will tide you over untill full upgrade.
    Last edited by Pob255; 15-03-2009 at 01:11 PM.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    EDIT: just checked 4 ram slots on that Epox so it'd probably be best and cheapest to just fill them up with 512mb sticks. 4x512mb for 2gb will tide you over untill full upgrade.
    That's what I've got at the moment, but some things still seem to take an age to load, particularly in WoW.

    I did see the gainward 8800gts on there, but wasn't really sure if it's worth the extra money, plus I wasn't too sure if it'd make a difference with it being PCI-e 2.0 and my board not.

    Looking at the FSP and one of the XFX 8800GTS with P&P + VAT that's £100, I could spring for that, especially if I need to replace this current PSU like people are saying.

    I can't seem to find any info for the FSP's connections though, will it be ok running my board, a couple SATA HDDs and a few molex connection (1 for the DVD/CDRW and a couple others for fans)?

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    FSP thread in Bargains thread suggests the you'll have more that enough connectors.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    The connectors are if I remember correctly
    20+4 pin motherboard
    4+4 pin (umm cannot remember the name, the other motherboard one)
    2 x 6 pin graphics card plugs
    2 x 3 Sata plugs (ie 2 leads with 3 on each)
    2 x 1 floppry + 3 molex plugs

    If you had more posts you could get free shipping

    personally I would say the extra £20 for the gainward 8800gts 512mb g92 is worth it if you can scrape the cash together, if not a 8800gts 320mb g80 will still be a step up from a 7800gt but not by so much.

    PS have you defraged your hard drive recently? problem with most MMOs and there high amount of patching is that the files tend to get defraged to heck and back which can put a big dent in the loading times.
    Open up task manager while wow is running to check your memory usage, not sure on wow but most MMO's eat 1gb of ram on there own quite happly and can go higher. They are more memory hungery than other games.
    The problem you're probably faceing is the cost of 1gb DDR1 sticks and the slower speeds of the memory

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Just been on the aria.co.uk website where I buy most of my memory for system builds. Have a look here - http://www.aria.co.uk/SuperSpecials/...roductId=25701

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    personally I would say the extra £20 for the gainward 8800gts 512mb g92 is worth it if you can scrape the cash together, if not a 8800gts 320mb g80 will still be a step up from a 7800gt but not by so much.
    Is the 512MB Gainward 8800GTS compatible with my board? It's listed as PCIe 2.0 and my board isn't.

    Quote Originally Posted by Pob255 View Post
    PS have you defraged your hard drive recently? problem with most MMOs and there high amount of patching is that the files tend to get defraged to heck and back which can put a big dent in the loading times.
    Open up task manager while wow is running to check your memory usage, not sure on wow but most MMO's eat 1gb of ram on there own quite happly and can go higher. They are more memory hungery than other games.
    The problem you're probably faceing is the cost of 1gb DDR1 sticks and the slower speeds of the memory
    I do defrag quite often, so I'm pretty sure that's not a problem. WoW's pretty memory hungry, it uses about 850,000k just standing around doing nothing.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    I would get the 8800GTS 512mb and the FSP 700w PSU. I have had an 8800GTS 512mb and even with a demanding game like Crysis I could play it at decent settings.

    I also ran it in a 975X motherboard with no problems. The motherboard is PCI-E 1.0 and only runs at 8x. I would also check the compatibility list for the motherboard too and whether the chipset has any known limitations with PCI-E 2.0 cards. It maybe also worth checking if there are any BIOS updates for your motherboard too!!


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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    LOLOL

    Am i buggerd then

    i baught this last week.

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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    At least it's in a clear case so you can see which part burnt out first
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    Is it really that bad?
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    Re: Atrix 650T PSU ok for 8800 GTS?

    I always buy the best I can with PSU's, not to say you have a bad one but it could be hit and miss - it may last 2 weeks or it may last 2 years. Buying bad memory may mean you have to replace the memory, buying a bad PSU could mean having to replace the whole PC.
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