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Will my Dell optiplex 960 run with a nVidia GeForce GT 610 silent video card?

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May 7, 2013 10:36:24 AM

I just ordered a nVidia GeForce GT 610 silent video card but i just now thought my computer which is said to have 305 watts may not be able to run with it. Am i right? I hope not because i dont want to buy another power source as well. It has 4 gb of ram and a dual core 3.0 ghz processor and it is the mini tower version.

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May 7, 2013 10:53:22 AM

I personally think your computer will be able to handle this video card.
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May 7, 2013 11:35:25 AM

300W is the minimum stated on nVidia's site.
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May 7, 2013 2:17:08 PM

I bought the same gpu, my psu have 450W, but the MB doesn't recognize it. What seems to be the problem?
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May 7, 2013 5:59:38 PM

Andrew please start your own thread on the problem you are having. Be sure to list your system specifications.
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May 7, 2013 6:05:20 PM

a 300w PSU for a 29w card?? really? LOL
Theres even an article on an msi site that says it needs 16a on the 12v rail (ie - 192W) LMAO! It does not even use external power.

You will me more than fine running 3 of those cards if you could. They do not even use half the power a pcie slot provides.
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May 7, 2013 7:01:40 PM

Ok, I feel much better knowing that I should be ok power wise, but heres the final issue. Some people are saying it wont fit inside Dell OptiPlex desktops. Now, I don't have the desk top version, I have the tower version, but some people are even saying it wont fit in some bigger dell towers.
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May 7, 2013 7:13:49 PM

If you have the tower version this card should more than fit if you have a slot available.
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May 8, 2013 7:33:50 AM

soldier5637 said:
Ok, I feel much better knowing that I should be ok power wise, but heres the final issue. Some people are saying it wont fit inside Dell OptiPlex desktops. Now, I don't have the desk top version, I have the tower version, but some people are even saying it wont fit in some bigger dell towers.


I know the situation, seen this many times, here is your PC below



The space between back panel and CPU cooler is 7.5 inches, which is applicable for cards with big cooler, if the card is skinny, as shown on the picture, it could be much longer.

Now about power requirements. 7750 can work on your 300 watt power supply, despite phony 400 watt manufacturer requirement, if in doubt - Dell offers 7750 as upgrade to your PC here http://accessories.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us... go to compatibility list, you will see 960 listed there.

So, please provide your GPU model, so I can look at newegg or Amazon for pictures, will take me 1 minutes to verify fit!

Done.
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May 8, 2013 9:51:24 AM

im sorry, whats a GPU?
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May 8, 2013 9:59:55 AM

soldier5637 said:
im sorry, whats a GPU?


Graphic Processing Unit, GPU for short, common abbreviation for video card, or graphic card - it is short, easier to type abbreviation.

If you want to go with your GPU choice (you can go to 7750 if you want more power, but it will cost you more as well, around $110 plus shipping) list your model or provide link so I can see if it fit, easy for me like 2+2=4!!
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