Im hoping to get some advice here, i recently updated my Vid card from 256 Nvidia to ATI 512 HD 3650. Only to find out that my power supply doesnt cut the mustard, MORE importantly I can not run full graphics to play CSS. Current PSU is Clipper Pro 500W thinking of upgrading it to a 650W and 30A output any one got any ideas please?
A 500watt PSU is definitely more than enough to power yourr 3650.
The 3850 and 3870 require a 450wat PSU, as prerequisites.
My system runs on 500W PSU and that is able to power my 8800gt, which is definitely more power hungry than your 3650. So are you sure you have a 500W PSU?
AMD Athalon 64 Processor 3500+ 2.2GHz, 1.00 GB OF RAM. PSU Clipper Pro ATX 500 80G HD + 300G HD Vid card ATI AGP HD 512 GDDR2, Mother board Is ASUS A8VDelux socket 993. This comp is at least 5 years old.
Is that all the info you need?
It's your CPU. i had the 3500+ and A8V Deluxand and i was only able to run CSS at 20-30FPS with a much better videocard, the HD 2900XT.
Source games are very CPU intensive.
Buying an AGP card is like taking drugs for leukemia, postponing imminant and death.
Posted by jlmarxs
You guys and gals are all teriffic, thanks for the info now to hunt down a new CPU hmmmm
the problem is that you're going to have to buy a new mobo because S939s are expensive and slow now. I bought an AMD 5000+ and overclocked to 3.2, runs anything. it would be hard and illadvised to find a new AGP mobo.