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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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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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Has to be from Fry's? The pretty Corsairs are way overpriced there. The Thermaltake 430w maybe? I have it and its worked fine for me but I've been planning on upgrading it.
Make sure it can fit a standard ATX12v psu.


yes has to from frys
 

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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.)


so are you saying a 380 psu can run a 9600gt or 9800gt?

http://www.pacificgeek.com/productim...N-531-1C-3.jpg thats inside of my case so that psu is about biggest that can fit
 

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so are you saying a 380 psu can run a 9600gt or 9800gt?

http://www.pacificgeek.com/productim...N-531-1C-3.jpg thats inside of my case so that psu is about biggest that can fit

It'd be awesome if I could just eyeball it but I can't

Google says it'll fit but you know how the internet is
 

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any antec psu should be fine...and you may as well get a GTS240 instead of a 9800gt, exact same thing, but cooler name and should cost the same or less
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and guaranteed to be 55nm vs some 9800GTs are 55nm some are 65nm
 

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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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you could do that if you did your stock psu would handle a 4670. Performance is a little worse, but really close.
 

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well i dont need suck a kick ass video card when i only have a 2.3 amd dual core lol it would sorta be an overkill. Many why did my 8600gt have to die on me..... i wouldn't have to upgrade if my card didn't die and im stuck with an onboard 6150E for now... which even lags in counter strike source
 

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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.

~B~

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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dude id just pick up a 400w hec power supply on newegg for like 20$, im pretty sure it'll fit your case. or id pick up an antec basiq for like 20$ and it'll still run on ur system pretty nice. psu's arent that expensive
 

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IT WOULD WORK IF IT IS THE ORIGINAL DELL PSU!!!

Dell and other such companies underrate the PSUs they install in systems (looks better on them, cause it would appear the computer would be running with less power).

The PSU might have another 100W in it, depending on your luck, although it should be good for 50W extra). Try it and see what happens...
 

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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.

bull. my 9600GT ran on 18 amps just fine. 22 amps is an estimated full system capacity at 100% load. i've heard of 8800GT's running on dell 300w's...it should do fine. but i still recommend a 4670 anyway
 

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IT WOULD WORK IF IT IS THE ORIGINAL DELL PSU!!!

Dell and other such companies underrate the PSUs they install in systems (looks better on them, cause it would appear the computer would be running with less power).

The PSU might have another 100W in it, depending on your luck, otherwise maybe 50W or even none). Try it and see what happens...

according to the picture of railings and v i posted i don't
 

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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.

OK sorry... Didn't see it...
 

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y do u keep ignoring pioneerisloud's suggestions?

with the 4670, u dont even have to get a new psu and it will be the same performance...
don't like ati and i think i still would need a new psu
 
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