I need a suitable replacement for my now faulty 8800gtx. I have this power supply:
My other system specs include:
2gb ddr some corsair ram
GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-P35-DS3L
I can currently boot into safemode, but I can see artifacts since BIOS, if I manage to boot into normal mode it just hangs. I removed completely the video card and I can hear boot up into normal mode without an issue, which is why I nailed it down to the video card. The card runs perfectly fine in safemode, but this is pretty useless to me. So which card would be on par with the 8800gtx AND run on my current system?
Also is buying more ddr2 be worth it at the current price ratio that DDR2 is at?
I don't want to buy a whole new system up until october this year, so I just need to keep this one up and running for the time being.
Edit: Also please make any recommendations from amazon.com as this would be internationally shipped. (And amazon accepts international credit cards).
Best Answer +Phouchg , 21 January 2014 - 23:06
Can't go just by numbers alone. Several architectures have come since G80 and often for the better, GCN taking the lead in that aspect.
But, of course, 260X is quite a letdown. In fact, whole Volcanic series seems like a letdown to me. If you see 7790 for a decent price, go for it.
Now, R7 250 and GTX 650 do *not* have any power connectors. They have up to 65W TDP each and so can happily live off the mainboard's power alone.
Higher cards have the same 6-pin thing. It hasn't changed. In most pictures they're not visible - they used to be at the back of PCBs, but now are on the front side. If you ask me, often unwieldy and often ugly, too, but hey...
And yes, your PSU will have enough power. Your old G80 used to eat up to 150W. New midrange cards do not exceed it. See my edit - using Molex adapters you can even run 200W card on that thing and that's high-end already. Power supply calculators are evil.Go to the full post