Upgrade Issues - could you help?

  Multi_sheep 20:31 24 Oct 2007

Hello all and Thankyou for giving the time to read my problem.

Basically I want to do a couple of upgrades on my machine, most important my graphics card, my current specs are as followed:

- Pentium D 3.4Ghz
- 7600GT Video Card
- MB is a 'Asus P5LDZ-SE'

I really want to upgrade to a 8800GTX video card and a E6600 CPU as I have the money and now really only use the PC for gaming, I want to best out of my system and have read about how your PSW effects performance. I've looked up my PSW after opening my PC up and had a look at its stats:

- ATX-450PNF
- 450W (even though when I bought the PC they said it was 500W -_-)

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I basically want to know if this will be enough to handle the beast of a graphics card and the E6600. If not, what PSW do you recommend but keeping the price as low as possible.

I really only want a PSW to be handle the hardware I use, I dont want overkill!

Any help is GREATLY appreciated.



  Multi_sheep 20:38 24 Oct 2007

When I said PSW I mean't PSU! whoops =)

  citadel 21:01 24 Oct 2007

I would get a corsair hx modular 620, it is quiet and has the 80% + logo to save on your electricity bill. google it for reviews. scan.co.uk has it on offer in the today only section.

  Multi_sheep 21:06 24 Oct 2007

Hmm, thanks for the reply but I'm not playing on using SLI and its still quite expensive at almost £100. I'm just looking for something that will be enough to power by machine withit it blowing up!

Been looking up some PSU and saw this

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  Multi_sheep 21:09 24 Oct 2007

Ooh, what about this one?

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I'm useless with understanding the power needs, sorry to be a bother.

  T0SH 22:25 24 Oct 2007

Before you decide to spend extra chunks of cash on a "bigger" power supply have a read here

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then decide

Cheers HC

  citadel 23:04 24 Oct 2007

the two you found should be ok. you need a better psu than you have now to run that 8800gtx.

  DieSse 01:21 25 Oct 2007

I think you have an P5LD2-SE (not P5LDZ-SE).

See this note on the Asus website:-

*Only PCB R2.0(or higher) support Intel® Core™2 processor

  keef66 10:17 25 Oct 2007

Visit the Acer website and check the cpu support for your mobo just to be sure it will take the E6600 you're planning to buy.

  keef66 10:22 25 Oct 2007

Your mobo needs to be version 2.01G or newer, and bios version 0314 to run the E6600

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