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Currently I have a XFX Geforce 6800 XTreme AGP 512mb DDR3 in my system. It requires a minimum of 500W power supply. I think the last time I checked mine only puts out 350w. Before I had a ATI Radeon x700 pro AGP 256mb. I really haven't noticed much difference between the two. Actually I think the x700 pro ran better. Should I run the x700pro that I know is getting enough juice from the psu or the 6800? I am downloading 3d mark right now, was gonna run a test between the two. I figured I would ask you guys. My computer knowledge isn't all that great. My main computer uses are for internet, videos and pictures, playing BF2, WoW, and Nascar 2003.


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HP Pavilion Media Center m260n
Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.60GHz (2 CPUs)
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XFX Geforce 6800 XTreme AGP 512mb DDR3
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post #2 of 14
What are the amps on the 12V rail of the PSU

My old pavillion PSU (250W) ran a 6600gt just fine. So your 350W will run a 6800 aslong as you have enough amps.

But if you are getting better performance with the x700 then use that anyways.
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post #3 of 14
If not, you could always get a decent 450-500W PSU for $50.
 
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Yeah I plan on buying a new PSU soon. I got some bills to pay off this week. What do I look for to make sure I get the right PSU to fit?
post #5 of 14
500w minimum for a 6800?? That's what a 8800gtx requires and that card is very power hungry.
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If you get better performance from the X700, use that. But I would have thought the 6800 would have performed better. It's touch-and-go, really, both cards are about on-par.
    
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post #8 of 14
the 6800 Xtreme 128bit or 256bit card, there where two of them?
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post #9 of 14
The 6800 really is significantly faster than the X700, especially if it is the one that can be unlocked.
 
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post #10 of 14
no there are 2 6800 Xtreme cards from XFX


they released a standard

350/1000 8pp/4vs 256bit card

but there is also

350/1000 8pp/4vs 128bit card


the 128bit card is slower than the 6600GT and could be bested by the x700 prolly also.
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