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    How can I find out what video cards are compatible with my system?

    Thank you Thank you lol.. I should get it in the middle of the week sometime so I'll let you know how everything goes and if i had any problems.
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    How can I find out what video cards are compatible with my system?

    Actually I just found out that I need to upgrade my power supply. I just bought this computer but its only a 300w power supply.. And the card thats compatible that i wanna get which was the NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600GS needs a minimum 350w power supply with 20 amps come from the 12v. So I'm gonna get...
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    Video Card help

    LOL yea i hear that. But i just bought it and they told me that they have a 500w power supply that is compatible with my system thats why i think they're bullshitting when they say i have to use certain ones, but do you think i should just buy what they are selling? its only 57 bucks
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    Video Card help

    Ok cool.. and all of these would be compatible with my system?
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    Video Card help

    Yea my friend told me they are full of shit and they're just trying to get me to buy their stuff. Here are the specs i got from the gateway website for my 300 Watt Power Supply uATX/BTX Non-PFC: General Temperature Operating: 5° to 40° C Non-operating: -40° to 70° C Relative Humidity...
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    Video Card help

    Oh ok. Then I'll upgrade my power supply. Now can i use any 500w power supply for my Gateway system or does it have to be a certain one? Cause the Gateway Upgrade sales chat person told me that I have to be careful because I could burn my computer out
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    Video Card help

    Well its a brand new computer. I just bought it last week its a Intel Core 2 Duo (Each core 1.86 ghz) 1024 mb DDR2 of ram, 250 gb Sata II. The Video card thats onboard is Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X3000 and I've heard i would have trouble playing PC games with that video card. So should...
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    Video Card help

    Oh really? cause i did check again and it says Minimum requirements are 350w power supply with 12V current rating of 20A or more. I believe mine is a 300w power supply with 18 amps. Do you think I'd have problems with the 7600GS??
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    Video Card help

    I went and checked and it said the minimum is 350w power supply with 12V current rating of 20A or more. I believe mine is 300w power supply with 18 amps, do you think i would have problems if i installed the 7600GS?
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    Video Card help

    Ok thats cool, now the video card says it needs at least a 450w power supply with a 20 amp thing, now with that amp thing does that affect the electricity in my apartment? because my whole apartment takes a 15 amp fuse. and is it hard to install a power supply or should i have a local tech do it...
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    Video Card help

    Yeah but how do i know which is good that it wont damage my computer? Because the Gateway upgrade person told methat i have to be careful what power supply i get because it can damage my computer
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    Video Card help

    Hello I was told by Gateway that the NVIDIA GEFORCE 7600GS 512MB video card was compatible with my system. Now before i went out and bought it i talked to a friend and he informed me that i need at least a 450w power supply and that my Gateway only has a 300w power supply. Do you think that...
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    How can I find out what video cards are compatible with my system?

    I have a PCI Express slot. I was at best buy and the guy told me i have to check that its compatible with my motherboard he said it doesnt matter if i have a PCI Express slot
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    How can I find out what video cards are compatible with my system?

    Hello I don't know how to find out which video cards are going to be compatible with my system. Are there any sites i can go to to find this information out? Because I have a Gateway GT5238E system and i go to gateway for help and they just want to sell what they have they wont tell me what...
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    Thanks alot dude.. I tryed what you told me and the sound card hasnt affected my computer at all, I guess it was because i had to disable the other sound card through the bios. I'm gonna go buy the video card in a little while and i'll let u know how that goes lol
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    Oh ok thanks alot man im gonna buy one probably this friday and hook it up and i'll let u know how everything goes
  17. M

    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    ok so i can use any video card from the Nvidia 7600 series for my computer? are they all compatible or do i have to have a certain video card from that series?
  18. M

    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    Hmmm really? well what video card do you suggest that would be compatible with my motherboard?
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    Well im lookin to spend the most 200 bucks. They told me i should get a PNY NVIDIA QUADRO NVS285 X16 128MB (PRO) video card. See and i didnt know i have to install it upside down. I'd probably have did it all messed up lol. Yea im gonna check that out in a few before i go to bed, so if the F2...
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    I havent tryed it yet cause i have the speakers that this gateway came with which are sucky.. Im gonna hook up the boston accoustics ones to test it out. They were working yesterday but its just that my computer kept shutting down on its own every so often so i uninstalled the drivers and now...
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    Oh ok, how is this system? do you think its good? i should upgrade the video card and sound card right? they both suck
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    Ok if this helps here is my computer. i bought it from bestbuy http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8042478&type=product&productCategoryId=pcmcat103700050068&id=1157068455618
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    i actually dont even know the socket on my motherboard.. how would i be able to find that out?
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    ok thanks alot dude. I'm gonna try that out right now. I disabled it in the device manager but didnt do it through bios, does that matter?
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    Sound Blaster Audigy is causing my pc to shutdown

    it didnt show any conflicts when i checked