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01-08-2012 09:31 PM
I am the happy owner of an HP DC5000 MT with 512 RAM and a Pentium four 3 ghz processor. However, the standard graphics aren't too great. This is more of a hobby than a long term investment, so I decided on the Sparkle Gorce 8400gs pci 512 mb card. it is compatible as far as I can tell, but Tiger Direct says that it draws 18 Watts, and requires a 300 Watt PSU. Mine is 260 Watts. Will this work, or will I have trouble? I am running Xp SP3.
My hardware is:
2 DVD RW Drives
1 Floppy Drive
1 80 gb SATA HDD, may get a second
Any help is welcome! Thanks!
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01-09-2012 05:15 AM - edited 01-09-2012 06:56 AM
You should be fine with that card in your PC, as long as you don't have a lot of extra stuff in the PC such as 2 hard drives, 2 optical drives, and several USB devices connected, etc.
Most video card manufacturers overstate the power requirements of their cards.
Your choices for video as you probably know, are limited.
But you may also want to read this post with issues that video card has with the dc5100 model.'
03-06-2012 10:55 PM
Just in case anyone else was wondering how it worked out, I got a Zotac GT430 PCI in the end. It was 60 bucks, so it was pricey, but it is better than an EVGA 6200 I tried earlier. It is bottlenecked, so quite laggy, but can play games integrated and 6200 just couldn't.
HERE is the card.