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reformatting h.d.

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i badly need to reformat my h.d. my question is this; i just bought a radeon 9500pro but haven't installed it yet, should i install it b4 or after i do a format or does it really matter ? also the 9500 pro needs to run off your 'putes power supply, which is my next question: i have a dell 4300 and i know the power supply is rated under 300w but some people i talked to in the dell forums say i should not have a problem running the 9500pro on my system, yet i could not find anyone running the 9500pro on a 4300. what do you guys think ?

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Go ahead and reformat before you install your vid card I'd say and start fresh. I don't know if it matters though... For your PS, what does the vid card box say is the minimum watt PS you should have. I think my Geforce 4 was like 350 but I had over this so I didn't worry. However, some peeps had lower than what was suggested, but they still ran fine. I don't know if there is much diff between ati and nvidia in terms of runnin on the power supply, and I'm really not the best advisor on this. Just my 2 cents, but lets have some others who are more informed on this type of stuff...

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the radeon 9500pro suggests a 300w power supply

i got this card for 299 CAN which is a wicked price , msrp in canada is 399

so i have cash left over to buy a better PS if need be

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Personally, I would buy a new PS if I didn't have a 300W already, cause thats just how I am. If you don't wanna dish out the money though, maybe wait for the opinions of those who are more knowlegeable on this matter...

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would this be compatible with a dell WhiteKnight ? think i have an 845 mobo

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I have an Antec 450, its very good and I've had no problems with it yet. I originally had an Antec 400 but it blew the first day I got it and the store gave me a 450 to replace it for free :devil: I guess I got lucky that day...

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My prefab computer came with a 250W PSU. It runs the case fan, the awesome CPU fan, and a Ti 4400, plus all the other odds and ends.

Still cant wait till all my upgrades get here. :wub:

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If your Dell uses a standard ATX case it will work or fit. Some premade PC's have weird cases that require special made PS's to fit properly.

Antec, INC. can give you the dimensions and the rest of the specifics of PS. I have the TruePower 480.

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thanx...... anyone know of any canadian sites that sell good ps for a decent price?

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