graphic cards and power supply

  User-83140B2C-F0DA-412D-8351555C622D74FB 13:15 05 Jan 2005

i want to put in a pny geforce fx5200 graphic 128mb pci card in my pc.
on specs it says power supply 250w my pc has 200w power supply.
will the card still work ok.
if not any recommendations please.
also can any one please tell me what the orange slot on the mother board just above pci slots.

  wx622 13:37 05 Jan 2005

As I understand it, a GeForce FX5200 only uses 65W in a system overall- see click here

But it will be a matter of what other hardware you have in your system, eg. HDD, ATAPI devices etc.

Is this an old motherboard we are talking about, or if not, this is the AGP slot, where hopefully your GeForce FX will fit into.

  Technotiger 13:37 05 Jan 2005

Hi, I would recommend a PSU update to support your required mobo, this will also have other added advantages - I would go for the best I could afford - at least 300 or 400W.

The orange slot (on mine it is Brown) is the CNR slot, stands for "Communication and Network Riser".
Never used it on mine.


  Technotiger 13:41 05 Jan 2005

Sorry, just read your Post again - wx622 is correct - AGP slot. I was thinking 'below' pci slots, rather than 'above'.


  wx622 13:41 05 Jan 2005

As a follow on....

If it is an old motherboard, then if it is a small connector, it could be an ANR/CNR slot. These were used for older-style modems.

thanks, have checked overall power and with new card would come to 248w,with out new card comes to 181w
can you tell me if it is hard to change the power supply or if easyer do you know off a graphic cared 128 pci that would work on 200w
thank you

  Technotiger 14:33 05 Jan 2005

Hi again, quite a simple process to change PSU,
just make sure you earth yourself before going into case (ie touch metal part of case before anything else). Graphics cards, I would recommend same as mine - ATI Radeon 9200, there are better/more powerful ones but mine does all I want it to, including playing fast games, and not too expensive.


  Technotiger 14:34 05 Jan 2005

Me again - I should have added get at least a 250W psu, but for not much extra cost 300W or more would be better.

cheers all

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