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Hi, I was thinking about upgrading my Gateway 831 GM desktop by adding 2 gigs of memory and getting a better power supply to get a new video card. I was wondering if it would be possible to fit a Nvidia GeForce 9800GTX in it. I saw that the 4 memories slots would maybe be in the way of fitting it or it would beat least tight. I was wondering is any of you guys had done it or would know an answer.

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The 831 only supports 2 gigs of ram any more and it wont start. You can probably fit a 9800 in it but would be a very tight fit.

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