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I want to get a 9600gt for my dell inspiron 531 which only has a 300psu. I have a amd 4400 dual core 2.3 2gigs ram so would the card run on my 300 psu? Also where does the 6pin pcie connector go from where to where? does it connect from video card to psu or from video card to motherboard
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I VERY highly doubt it would work for too long.

I'd suggest you look into a ATI HD4670 instead. About the same performance, and doesn't require a 6pin connector, which means your stock 300w Dell PSU will handle it fine.
 

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heres my psu btw http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/b...4/P1010048.jpg you guys sure it won't work? my processor doesnt take up much power and my psu does have a 6 pin connector

Positive it won't work. It'll work, but that PSU will fry itself VERY quickly. Your PSU has 11.6a on the 12v rail. The 9600GT requires 22a minimum.

You have 140w available to 12v (160w available to the 3.3 and 5). So 140w divided by 12v, equals 11.66a on the 12v rail. That is NOT enough to power a 9600GT.

However, again...the ATI HD4670 will run with ease on your system, and its as powerful as a 9600GT.
 

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IT WILL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My friend has been running a 8800gt OC on one since launch day (almost 1.5 years now)
with a x2 5000+ 2 hdds 2 pci cards to dvd burners, just fine. and the 8800gt uses more electricity (and its a OC model too)
so i guarantee it will work. It was a 305w e521

That's funny because my sig rig just killed an Apevia PSU that was MUCH more powerful than the 300w Dell that the OP linked. I had 23a on the 12v rail on my Apevia.....and it just died from being overloaded.
 

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http://www.apevia.com/ProductsInfo.asp?KEY=WIN-500XSPX does this psu have a 6pin connector?

I would seriously recommend something better. That's the same PSU that just smoked on me (literally). Pretty much anything Antec, Corsair, PCP&C, etc. should do just fine. I believe the Antec Earthwatts 430w is around $50 or so and is a great PSU for the money.
 

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lol you serious it smoked on you? Well im only buying from frys so anyone have any recommendations? remember its a dell inspiron 531 so i can't fit some huge ass psu i believe.

I'm very serious.

If you're stuck on shopping at Fry's, they have a pretty decently priced Antec Earthwatts 380w. That PSU has 27a on the 12v rail as can be seen here (12v1 + 12v2 = 324w max load, divided by 12v, equals 27a.)
 

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Just get a 4670. Same performance as the 9600GT. Also if your PSU isn't the standard ATX (Weird Dell format), PC Power & Cooling are one of the best PSU companies and they make replacements specifically designed for Dells.

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Isn't that EXACTLY what I said in like the 2nd or 3rd post?

Seriously, just get the 4670 instead of the 9600GT. Almost identical performance, and your computer will handle it fine.
 
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