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Posted on Thursday, October 30, 2003 - 11:05 pm:   

i have an hp pavilion 523n with 2x/4x agp support
and i was wondering if i should go with the radeon 9800 pro or the 9600 pro

will the 9800 even work on my system?

im trying to get my system ready for half-life 2

right now i have a crapy geforce4 mx440
Posted on Saturday, November 1, 2003 - 11:24 pm:   

Some HP's don't have a power supply that is capable of carrying the 9800 series. They require a lot of power apart from what the board supply's with the AGP slot so an extra power connector to the vid card is needed. Chances are about 50/50.
Posted on Monday, November 3, 2003 - 8:08 am:   

thanks for the info i might buy it and try it if it dosent work ill take it back and get the 9600

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