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Will this graphics card be compatible?

Lolzilla

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maynardvdm

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Hi

As long as the motherboard has got 1 PCI Express 16X, 1 card should work.

If the motherboard has 2 PCI Express 16X slots it will work if the motherboard supports SLI.

What is the model no of your Packard Bell or Name of the computer.
 
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The 9800GTX is not as good price vs performance as the likes of a 260GTX, but as previously mentioned these cards are huge and you need to check they will fit in your case and that the PSU can handle it (both from a connections point of view 1 6pin PCI-E and another 6/8pin PCI-E and a Wattage point)
 

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The 9800GTX is not as good price vs performance as the likes of a 260GTX, but as previously mentioned these cards are huge and you need to check they will fit in your case and that the PSU can handle it (both from a connections point of view 1 6pin PCI-E and another 6/8pin PCI-E and a Wattage point)
How big exactly is the card? I was also told to by Newegg.com - Antec BP550 Plus 550W Continuous Power ATX12V V2.2 Modular Active PFC Power Supply - Power Supplies For the PSU, But i dont know how many volts my current PSU is giving and if its enough.

Also my model number is PTU030X001838058649000

Atleast i think thats it.
 
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The card is not much shorter than a foot long.
If you open the side of your PC - it will say on the side of the PSU what Wattage it is, you may not need a new one, depending on what you have in the PC