new monitor poor performance

lucas22

Active Member
hi
After upgrading from my 7 year old acer 17" screen to a shiny samsung 24" syncmaster screen i have found that my older graphics card"nvidea geforce 210" card stuggles under the higher res.I am now looking at the "Point Of View GeForce GTX460 768MB with CUDA, HDM1, 3D" as an upgrade.
some of my pc specs are as follows.
Motherboard nVidia MCP73

CPU #0 Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz, 2199 MHz

CPU #1 Intel(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU E2200 @ 2.20GHz, 2199 MHz


memory
Total 2047 MB

Free 1528 MB

450w power supply

would this power supply be enough
and iam i likely to see any real major performance improvement.
thanks for any help as iam a bit of a noob when it comes to components.

cheers
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
What brand is the power supply and how much power does it provide on the +12v rails.

It should be up to it if it's a decent one and you'll see a huge performance improvement. I'd think between five and ten times as fast.
 

EndlessWaves

Distinguished Member
Power supplies aren't very well regulated and the cheaper ones often can't deliver what they promise. Unfortunately Allied Electronics appears to be a distributor rather than a maker and I can't find anything on the quality of the units they sell.

You could:

1. Go to a specialist PSU forum and ask them to help you try and find some details, try Jonnyguru.

2. Buy a new power supply.

3. Take a chance on it, if it delivers what it promises then 30A should be plenty for a GTX 460 and E2200.

Where did you get it? If it came free with a cheap computer case or was part of a system under about £700 then I'd be suspicious.
 

lucas22

Active Member
well i think i will just take the plunge and get a new supply,they are quite inexpensive anyway compared to the new card,better to air on the safe side.

thanks v much for your help on this:thumbsup:
 
its funny this is.

i was running a geforce 210 as well. then upgraded to the gigabyte gtx460 1gb oc edition card lol

brothers in arms eh? lol
 

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