ATI Radeon 9550 Video Card 8x AGP 256MB DDR?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by GT, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. GT

    GT Guest

    ATI Radeon 9550 Video Card 8x AGP 256MB DDR

    I've been looking at the system requirements for Ati Radeon 9500 on Ati/AMD
    website, retail, website and notice that it does not display any Power
    supply requirements. My system has 200 watts with Ati 9200 128mb memory.
    Anyone Know the Power supply requirements for Ati Radeon 9550 Video Card? Can
    i run Ati Radeon 9500 on my system? will the graphic card adjust the memory
    to 128mb ddr?
     
    GT, Dec 7, 2006
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  2. GT

    JW Guest

    A power supply supports an entire system. The MOBO, the Memory, the Memory
    and all of the disk drives in addition to other PC cards installed in the
    system such as the Graphics card. You have to be concerned when looking at
    a new Power Supplys to see if they are rating the power as the input power
    or the output power.
    After a Power Supply problem with an ATI card frezzing I had a couple of
    years was fixed by upgrading my PS to a supply with Watts output I have not
    had any PS problems and recommend that it you do skimp on the size of a new
    supply.
     
    JW, Dec 7, 2006
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  3. GT

    JW Guest

    I don't think either BB or CC will have the supply you need if you can't
    easily find it yourself. Possibly CompUSA or a PC store that caters to
    small business like PC Club. But most likely you will have to find one on
    one of the Big PC parts stores on the Internet like CDW or Egghead.com.
     
    JW, Dec 7, 2006
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  4. GT

    DCR Guest

    Best Buy does offer in-store installations at a very reasonable price.
    And the last time I was there they had a few power supplies on display.
    Why don't you just drop (bring a ruler) by and have a look and discuss
    it with a sales person?


    | the problem is that i can not find a power supply that would fit on my HP
    | computer and this is one of the reason. Power supply i need 6.00" Wide X
    | 3.25" Tall X 4" Deep and 2.03 which is very difficult to find.
    |
    | Do you think bestbuy or circuitcity will have a replacement and will offer
    | a 250-300 power supply for a fee that would fit on my computer enough to run
    | the graphic card, if i upgrade a graphic card on there store.
    |
    |
    |
    | "JW" wrote:
    |
    | > A power supply supports an entire system. The MOBO, the Memory, the Memory
    | > and all of the disk drives in addition to other PC cards installed in the
    | > system such as the Graphics card. You have to be concerned when looking at
    | > a new Power Supplys to see if they are rating the power as the input power
    | > or the output power.
    | > After a Power Supply problem with an ATI card frezzing I had a couple of
    | > years was fixed by upgrading my PS to a supply with Watts output I have not
    | > had any PS problems and recommend that it you do skimp on the size of a new
    | > supply.
    | > | > > ATI Radeon 9550 Video Card 8x AGP 256MB DDR
    | > >
    | > > I've been looking at the system requirements for Ati Radeon 9500 on
    | > > Ati/AMD
    | > > website, retail, website and notice that it does not display any Power
    | > > supply requirements. My system has 200 watts with Ati 9200 128mb memory.
    | > > Anyone Know the Power supply requirements for Ati Radeon 9550 Video Card?
    | > > Can
    | > > i run Ati Radeon 9500 on my system? will the graphic card adjust the
    | > > memory
    | > > to 128mb ddr?
    | >
    | >
    | >
     
    DCR, Dec 7, 2006
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  5. GT

    JW Guest

    If you don't currently have the 9550 card you may want to consider a newer
    generation ATI card such as a X1600 Pro or another member of the X1xx
    family.
     
    JW, Dec 7, 2006
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  6. The problem is most if not all of the HP/Compaq systems have proprietary
    PSU's. We've had three PSU's on our Compaq's up and die on us, and a
    standard ATX PSU doesn't fit.

    I don't think you'll have much luck finding a PSU that will fit without
    modifying the case a bit. The only suggestion would be getting one from HP
    directly, but I can promise you that it will be awfully expensive. It would
    probably be cheaper to just get a new case and PSU and move everything to
    the new box, if you're comfortable doing that.
     
    Hurricane Andrew, Dec 8, 2006
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    Kerry Brown Guest

    That doesn't always workout well either. Some HP/Compaq motherboards have
    non-standard mounting points.
     
    Kerry Brown, Dec 8, 2006
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  8. Excellent point. I wish all OEM's would cut this out, unfortunately it's
    not in their own best interests to do so.
     
    Hurricane Andrew, Dec 8, 2006
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  9. GT

    Kerry Brown Guest

    It is getting better. Most of the current crop of HP/Compaq's I've seen have
    standard size parts in them. I think the price of consumer pc's is so low
    they can't afford to use non-standard parts. Almost all the parts
    manufacturing is contracted out and it would be much more expensive if the
    parts were non-standard.
     
    Kerry Brown, Dec 8, 2006
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    JW Guest

    The 9100 and 9200 do not have built in Dx9 support. For XP ATI built
    software DX9 support into the Catalyst drivers for these 2 cards. AFAIK
    they have no intention of doing this again for Vista MCE. The Nvidia 5200
    is still available in some stores and at some Websites, use Google to find
    where. Be sure you get one with 128MB of onboard memory and with the output
    interface(s) you need.
     
    JW, Dec 8, 2006
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    GT Guest

    GT, Dec 9, 2006
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  12. GT

    JW Guest

    As lon as you are only concerned with NTSC standard anlaog SD tuners the
    memory bandwithth does not matter. If you were trying to use an HDTV tuner
    card to receive 1080i HD programs then the 5200 would be totally inadequate.
     
    JW, Dec 9, 2006
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