james123

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I'm in search of a new graphics card, and like the look of the 9800 pro. My pc will easily handle it however my power supply is rated 250W max and the recomended is 300W. Does this mean that there is no way I will be able to get this card?
 

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You could try it. And if you do have a power problem, you can upgrade your power supply.

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Pretty much any of the new high-end AGP cards from the ti4600 and up will need about a 350wt PSU. Especially the 9800 pro.

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GeneticWeapon

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I'm using a quality dual fan 300W PSU with my 9800.... :tongue:

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james123

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hmm thanx, what power supply would you recommend for a fairly low price that can run the 9800 pro?

I have:
P4
2.53ghz
512ram
Gigabyte Columbia II (GA-8SIML) Ver 1.0 motherboard
windows xp home