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NVidia GeForce 9300 265MB with a 250 watt PSU

Can anyone tell me anything about this video card... the link at NVidia is DEAD! I don't know if it's a GeForce 9300GE or a GeFarce 9300 Crapmaster 2000

Also... Can a Video card that's worth a damn work off of a 250 watt PSU?

If I had known this PC only had a 250 watt PSU and the video card was so ambiguous... I would have continued to keep power shopping.

I have a ATI HD2400 in my old single CPU eMachines and it needs 400 watts!

I ordered a 64 bit Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 2.6 GHz, 4G RAM 800MHz

What is Giga Ethernet? as opposed to regular Ethernet? Do I have it?

Thank you for being here! TC in Tampa!

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  • Sonny
    Sonny Feb 03, 2009

    Thank you Phatcisco...

    Man, This is what HP is trying to sell to me! There PSU won't even power the vid card they are installing!

    Thanks for the info... Very much appreciated...


  • Fat Pang Apr 30, 2009

    I have the same issue in that I bought an HP 'multi-media' system with the same video-card. To be honest its completely useless when it comes to high-end graphics games and it seems way out of place when it comes to the other hard-ware on the CPU which performs superbly.



    I have a 300w PSU, so I'm wondering what my upgrade options are?

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GeForce 9300GE is the video card
GeForce 9300 is the motherboard

Also 250 Watt would not be sufficient for most new video cards. Most need a 450+ for requirements.

Giga Ethernet is short for Gigabyte Ethernet which allows for more speed if you have a higher speed internet service

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

  • Francisco A
    Francisco A Feb 03, 2009

    No problem. The problem with upgrading store bought computers is that they only supply each part sufficient enough to run the rest, hence the low powered PSU instead of a more reliable one. Glad I could help.

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