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Old 15. May 2015, 09:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default 512MB NVIDIA 9800 Series Compatibility?

Is the 512MB NVIDIA 9800 Series Compatible with an HP Pavilion a6703w?
Windows Vista Home Premium SP2
Processor: AMD Athlon (tm) 64x2 Dual Core 5200 2.70 GHz
RAM: 5.00 GB 64-Bit OS

I want to know if i can put that card in my PC as is, if not what would be the BEST video card for it?
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Old 19. May 2015, 01:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi Vito54 and welcome to the forum!

The problem is the HP Pavilion a6703w normally comes with a 250 watts PSU: this isn't enough power for a GeForce 9800 GT, which requires a minimum of 400 watts.

If you are considering either a GeForce 9800 GTX or GTX+, then you'll need a minimum of 450 watts. A GX2 requires at least 580 watts.

Regarding the best card, if you don't want to upgrade your PSU, try Tom's Hardware for info and also their forums: http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/t/graphics-cards/

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