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MarxAthium

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PNY NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS on my
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i will drop Vista and install Windows 7 or 8.1 it will run soo much better.
 

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yes but you need a new PSU
 
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i agree with Solaris17, it is possible to run Windows 7 and 8.1 on it.

a new psu, i don't see any in the text so yeh if u don't have one, u need one.
 

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Time of this report: 8/3/2014, 13:38:44
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Windows Dir: C:\Windows
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Could you suggest the cheapest option i have in regards for a psu then?
Where are you? What people mean is that with many of these OEM systems, you generally tend to get a fairly low powered PSU that will handle the components they put in them but possibly not with much headroom for upgrades.
 

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i agree with Solaris17, it is possible to run Windows 7 and 8.1 on it.

a new psu, i don't see any in the text so yeh if u don't have one, u need one.
No he needs one for his GPU I didnt say anything about windows and personally think its a bad idea

Could you suggest the cheapest option i have in regards for a psu then?
Assuming you just need 1 6pin on that version anything over 430w from a good manufacturer should be ok

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...4059 600014060 600014061 600323796&IsNodeId=1
 
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i agree for 7 but if you could you can add more ram, make it 2 gig minimal so you can do multi tasking better
 

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cx 430 or cx 500 from corsair should be enough
 
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Why is everyone talking about changing the OS? That is not what the OP is interested in doing.

@MarxAthium , I fully agree with Solaris17. You'll need a new PSU, something in the 400 watt range from a brand name like Corsair, Seasonic, XFX, EVGA, or Antec. But we need to also make sure your case doesn't require a special sized power supply other than the standard ATX design.
 

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Why is everyone talking about changing the OS? That is not what the OP is interested in doing.
Vista wouldn't even be worse than the others.

But yah that's a weak and probably cheap 250W PSU.
 
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But we need to also make sure your case doesn't require a special sized power supply other than the standard ATX design.
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I would also upgrade power supplies if you want to run that card, id also get more memory. 1GB is like nothing these days, and probably performs pretty bad with that Windows Vista.
 

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Thanks everyone
Imma get 2GB Ram and the gpu but with the case for my computer
as 97viper said, if i was to get a 400 watt power supply what size would i need?
 

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Thanks everyone
Imma get 2GB Ram and the gpu but with the case for my computer
as 97viper said, if i was to get a 400 watt power supply what size would i need?
Don't see why you can't get standard ATX.
 
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Just in case, see if you can get local assistance of someone who knows what he/she is doing.