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    Will it work

    Okay a friend has a dell and I was instructed to buy him an X1950Pro AGP

    I got the Sapphire one from scan

    he has the 2 free Molex's but Im just usure about that power draw.

    Hs other stuff

    2Gb DDR something ram
    Some dell mobo
    P4 2.6Ghz

    However will his dell PSU thats running a 9700Pro be upto the task?

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    How many hard drives does he have? The Dell PSU will have a power rating on a sticker somewhere on it, though what's really important is the amount of current it can feed at 12V. Impossible to say without knowing that.

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    how much does the X1950Pro need

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    65.7W according to this article.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...f7900gs_6.html
    Another worrying factor is maybe card length. This card is long. Just compare it to 7900GS.
    http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/vid...-gf7900gs.html

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    • Marcvs's system
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    okay its an AGP mobo with a P4 2.66 Northwood Skt 478.
    w/ 2Gb DDR something ram

    he currently has a 9700 - will he be able to upgrade to

    a) an X1950Pro AGP
    b) 7600GT AGP

    His PSU (Dell)

    +5V - 22A
    +3.3V - 18A
    +5Vfp - 2A
    +12V 14A
    -12V - 1A
    Last edited by Marcvs; 14-01-2007 at 11:58 AM.

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    He'll need a new PSU. ATI recommends a total of 30A at 12V (spread over 2 or more rails).
    Have a look here. All of them except the cheapest should be suitable.

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    ONly 14A on the 12v? Wow... gonna need a new PSU, if hes tight on money i would sugest an Xclio PSU, they are good quality makes with a good price.

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