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July 24, 2013 5:59:21 PM

Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help

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July 24, 2013 6:10:08 PM

yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....
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July 24, 2013 6:23:25 PM

ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....


I appreciate the quick reply,

That is a very good deal, and I think I would even be able to make the extra investment and put this new card on my future system.

My next question is that this card is PCIE 3.0 but my motherboard I believe is 2.0 or 2.1

How does this work/effect my situation? Do I need a new motherboard or will it be compatible?

Edit - I've also noticed that it says it requires a 450W power supply, I know you said it would work with my 375psu but is there a chance it could damage my system or something?
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July 25, 2013 3:31:46 AM

yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....


I appreciate the quick reply,

That is a very good deal, and I think I would even be able to make the extra investment and put this new card on my future system.

My next question is that this card is PCIE 3.0 but my motherboard I believe is 2.0 or 2.1

How does this work/effect my situation? Do I need a new motherboard or will it be compatible?

Edit - I've also noticed that it says it requires a 450W power supply, I know you said it would work with my 375psu but is there a chance it could damage my system or something?


1- There is zero difference between pcie 2.0 and pcie 3.0 in the current generation cards. Plus pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible so you will be fine

2- Whether the card will run on your PSU or not depends on various factors like your other components (Mainly CPU and MOBO) and the efficiency of your PSU. I personally have seen a couple of people run the 7770 on a 400W PSU. So you might get away with the 375W PSU too.....
What are the rest of your specs by the way???
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July 25, 2013 6:29:43 AM

ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....


I appreciate the quick reply,

That is a very good deal, and I think I would even be able to make the extra investment and put this new card on my future system.

My next question is that this card is PCIE 3.0 but my motherboard I believe is 2.0 or 2.1

How does this work/effect my situation? Do I need a new motherboard or will it be compatible?

Edit - I've also noticed that it says it requires a 450W power supply, I know you said it would work with my 375psu but is there a chance it could damage my system or something?


1- There is zero difference between pcie 2.0 and pcie 3.0 in the current generation cards. Plus pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible so you will be fine

2- Whether the card will run on your PSU or not depends on various factors like your other components (Mainly CPU and MOBO) and the efficiency of your PSU. I personally have seen a couple of people run the 7770 on a 400W PSU. So you might get away with the 375W PSU too.....
What are the rest of your specs by the way???


My specs are -

Motherboard - Looking on the Mobo it says "Rev 1" and I mean It seems to be the stock that Dell sent with the XPS 420
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
RAM - 4GB
OS - Win 7 32bit

Also I'm not familiar with the terminology of graphics cards and what not but I've read that the 7770 requires a 6 Pin something?

How do I know if my 375Psu has that?
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July 25, 2013 6:57:55 AM

yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....


I appreciate the quick reply,

That is a very good deal, and I think I would even be able to make the extra investment and put this new card on my future system.

My next question is that this card is PCIE 3.0 but my motherboard I believe is 2.0 or 2.1

How does this work/effect my situation? Do I need a new motherboard or will it be compatible?

Edit - I've also noticed that it says it requires a 450W power supply, I know you said it would work with my 375psu but is there a chance it could damage my system or something?


1- There is zero difference between pcie 2.0 and pcie 3.0 in the current generation cards. Plus pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible so you will be fine

2- Whether the card will run on your PSU or not depends on various factors like your other components (Mainly CPU and MOBO) and the efficiency of your PSU. I personally have seen a couple of people run the 7770 on a 400W PSU. So you might get away with the 375W PSU too.....
What are the rest of your specs by the way???


My specs are -

Motherboard - Looking on the Mobo it says "Rev 1" and I mean It seems to be the stock that Dell sent with the XPS 420
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
RAM - 4GB
OS - Win 7 32bit

Also I'm not familiar with the terminology of graphics cards and what not but I've read that the 7770 requires a 6 Pin something?

How do I know if my 375Psu has that?


Oops.....Your cpu made it hard to recommend the hd 7770....The q6600 was a great cpu at its time but now it will certainly bottleneck the hd 7770.
I can suggest you to overclock your cpu to keep up with the gpu but it will increase the power consumption and make matters worse for your PSU.
So your best bet is to get a hd 7750....It consumes less power than the hd 7770 plus it wont be bottlenecked by the q6600 in most cases......
Moreover the hd 7750 does not need a 6 pin power connector. It draws all its power from the PCIe slot.....
See the link below...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

BTW if any of my answers helped you then don't be shy to select it as the best answer...
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July 25, 2013 7:08:33 AM

Personally I would suggest going with the 7750 instead to avoid overloading the PSU.
Besides it doesn't need any extra power connector.
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July 25, 2013 7:12:20 AM

ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....


I appreciate the quick reply,

That is a very good deal, and I think I would even be able to make the extra investment and put this new card on my future system.

My next question is that this card is PCIE 3.0 but my motherboard I believe is 2.0 or 2.1

How does this work/effect my situation? Do I need a new motherboard or will it be compatible?

Edit - I've also noticed that it says it requires a 450W power supply, I know you said it would work with my 375psu but is there a chance it could damage my system or something?


1- There is zero difference between pcie 2.0 and pcie 3.0 in the current generation cards. Plus pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible so you will be fine

2- Whether the card will run on your PSU or not depends on various factors like your other components (Mainly CPU and MOBO) and the efficiency of your PSU. I personally have seen a couple of people run the 7770 on a 400W PSU. So you might get away with the 375W PSU too.....
What are the rest of your specs by the way???


My specs are -

Motherboard - Looking on the Mobo it says "Rev 1" and I mean It seems to be the stock that Dell sent with the XPS 420
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
RAM - 4GB
OS - Win 7 32bit

Also I'm not familiar with the terminology of graphics cards and what not but I've read that the 7770 requires a 6 Pin something?

How do I know if my 375Psu has that?


Oops.....Your cpu made it hard to recommend the hd 7770....The q6600 was a great cpu at its time but now it will certainly bottleneck the hd 7770.
I can suggest you to overclock your cpu to keep up with the gpu but it will increase the power consumption and make matters worse for your PSU.
So your best bet is to get a hd 7750....It consumes less power than the hd 7770 plus it wont be bottlenecked by the q6600 in most cases......
Moreover the hd 7750 does not need a 6 pin power connector. It draws all its power from the PCIe slot.....
See the link below...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

BTW if any of my answers helped you then don't be shy to select it as the best answer...



Thank you very much for your help, after reading your last post, I'm confident in purchasing the 7750, I feel it will do the job, and I've found it for an affordable 69$ on NCIX canada


Also thank you to Smeezekitty for your post as well, making me feel even more confident in my choice.

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July 25, 2013 8:34:45 AM

yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....


I appreciate the quick reply,

That is a very good deal, and I think I would even be able to make the extra investment and put this new card on my future system.

My next question is that this card is PCIE 3.0 but my motherboard I believe is 2.0 or 2.1

How does this work/effect my situation? Do I need a new motherboard or will it be compatible?

Edit - I've also noticed that it says it requires a 450W power supply, I know you said it would work with my 375psu but is there a chance it could damage my system or something?


1- There is zero difference between pcie 2.0 and pcie 3.0 in the current generation cards. Plus pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible so you will be fine

2- Whether the card will run on your PSU or not depends on various factors like your other components (Mainly CPU and MOBO) and the efficiency of your PSU. I personally have seen a couple of people run the 7770 on a 400W PSU. So you might get away with the 375W PSU too.....
What are the rest of your specs by the way???


My specs are -

Motherboard - Looking on the Mobo it says "Rev 1" and I mean It seems to be the stock that Dell sent with the XPS 420
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
RAM - 4GB
OS - Win 7 32bit

Also I'm not familiar with the terminology of graphics cards and what not but I've read that the 7770 requires a 6 Pin something?

How do I know if my 375Psu has that?


Oops.....Your cpu made it hard to recommend the hd 7770....The q6600 was a great cpu at its time but now it will certainly bottleneck the hd 7770.
I can suggest you to overclock your cpu to keep up with the gpu but it will increase the power consumption and make matters worse for your PSU.
So your best bet is to get a hd 7750....It consumes less power than the hd 7770 plus it wont be bottlenecked by the q6600 in most cases......
Moreover the hd 7750 does not need a 6 pin power connector. It draws all its power from the PCIe slot.....
See the link below...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

BTW if any of my answers helped you then don't be shy to select it as the best answer...



Thank you very much for your help, after reading your last post, I'm confident in purchasing the 7750, I feel it will do the job, and I've found it for an affordable 69$ on NCIX canada


Also thank you to Smeezekitty for your post as well, making me feel even more confident in my choice.



Good Luck and have fun with you new GPU.....Cheers!!!
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July 25, 2013 10:25:56 AM

ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
ayushde said:
yarfangor said:
Hello everyone, I'm a first time poster, but a big fan of this website & community.

I've searched for over four hours on maybe a dozen websites, forums, social media, and finally had enough and decided to ask my question here.

I'm running a desktop Dell XPS 420 and earlier this morning my Nvidia 8800 GT card gave a code 43 and essentially stopped working.

Based on other people's experiences with Dell, the 420, and the fact that it is roughly five years old, leads me to conclude that the card is more or less finished.

I'm working on a tight budget roughly between 50-80 $ CAD and I need a graphics card to replace the 8800 GT.

I bought a gaming laptop a year ago so my needs for my Desktop have somewhat changed, I run Netflix, Photoshop, a few older games and such that are less demanding then say Skyrim or Bioshock, however I multitask a lot.

I am having a difficult time finding a good card for my needs, I also have a 375W PSU that came with the XPS 420.

Now I plan to build a new Desktop when budget permits in about a year from now, but ideally I want to get something equivalent to what the 8800 was giving me or a bit better.

Is it possible or even realistic?

Any and all information and advice on this matter would be greatly appreciated.

To Summarize

Computer - Dell XPS 420
Former GFX - GeForce 8800 GT
PSU - 375W
Budget 50-80$

Thank you guys in advance for your help



Get this card.....its a beast for the price

http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

And yes, it will run with your PSU....


I appreciate the quick reply,

That is a very good deal, and I think I would even be able to make the extra investment and put this new card on my future system.

My next question is that this card is PCIE 3.0 but my motherboard I believe is 2.0 or 2.1

How does this work/effect my situation? Do I need a new motherboard or will it be compatible?

Edit - I've also noticed that it says it requires a 450W power supply, I know you said it would work with my 375psu but is there a chance it could damage my system or something?


1- There is zero difference between pcie 2.0 and pcie 3.0 in the current generation cards. Plus pcie 3.0 is backwards compatible so you will be fine

2- Whether the card will run on your PSU or not depends on various factors like your other components (Mainly CPU and MOBO) and the efficiency of your PSU. I personally have seen a couple of people run the 7770 on a 400W PSU. So you might get away with the 375W PSU too.....
What are the rest of your specs by the way???


My specs are -

Motherboard - Looking on the Mobo it says "Rev 1" and I mean It seems to be the stock that Dell sent with the XPS 420
CPU- Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4 GHZ
RAM - 4GB
OS - Win 7 32bit

Also I'm not familiar with the terminology of graphics cards and what not but I've read that the 7770 requires a 6 Pin something?

How do I know if my 375Psu has that?


Oops.....Your cpu made it hard to recommend the hd 7770....The q6600 was a great cpu at its time but now it will certainly bottleneck the hd 7770.
I can suggest you to overclock your cpu to keep up with the gpu but it will increase the power consumption and make matters worse for your PSU.
So your best bet is to get a hd 7750....It consumes less power than the hd 7770 plus it wont be bottlenecked by the q6600 in most cases......
Moreover the hd 7750 does not need a 6 pin power connector. It draws all its power from the PCIe slot.....
See the link below...
http://pcpartpicker.com/part/powercolor-video-card-ax77...

BTW if any of my answers helped you then don't be shy to select it as the best answer...



Thank you very much for your help, after reading your last post, I'm confident in purchasing the 7750, I feel it will do the job, and I've found it for an affordable 69$ on NCIX canada


Also thank you to Smeezekitty for your post as well, making me feel even more confident in my choice.



Good Luck and have fun with you new GPU.....Cheers!!!


Thanks! I'll post here how it runs, and what not :) 
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