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Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB and My Bad PSU

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doc6886

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Dec 27, 2003
I only have a 250W PSU, but I have a Radeon 9800 Pro 128 MB, a P4 @ 2ghz, 768 MB RDRAM, Windows XP:D . Do you think that I need a stronger power supply? Because my Radeon 9800 Pro performed much worse than three slower cards (two GeForce Ti 600 and 800 I think and a Radeon 9700 Pro) in the 3DSMArk01 test and these people had the same system specs as mine but different video cards. So maybe my PSU sucks :( :( :(
 

Steven4563

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"GeForce Ti 600 and 800" hmm they never made one like that do u mean the geforce3 ti200 and ti500 ??

did u remove all the old drivers or reformat ??
 
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doc6886

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Steven4563 said:
"GeForce Ti 600 and 800" hmm they never made one like that do u mean the geforce3 ti200 and ti500 ??

did u remove all the old drivers or reformat ??
I meant GF4 Ti 4600 + 4800.
 

Evnas

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Dec 14, 2002
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Steven4563 said:
well the ti4800 is just a ti4400 with 8x AGP

so did u uninstall drivers and use a driver cleaner or reformat ?

The Ti4800SE is a 8x AGP ti4400...the plain Ti4800 is an 8x AGP Ti4600

Anyways, if you want to benchmark your videocard, dont use 3DMark 2001. You will never score as high as them because the rest of your system isnt as good. 2003 is the way to go if you want to test your video card

And on a side note: yes, get a bigger PSU. If your on a budget Fortron is a great choice
 

Bobby

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May 28, 2003
I would second the Fortron (350w rates up to 444w). I see NewEgg.com raised the prices a bit to $42 but this one has a 120mm fan on the bottom.

-Bobby
 

Lancelot

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Feb 12, 2001
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I can vouch for that Fortron PSU. The main system in my signature is running on it (relabeled A-Open that came with my case, same 120mm fan but no fan-speed- adjusting) and I just added a 9800pro without any problems. Getting 20.300 3DMarks :p