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October 29, 2007 6:39:22 PM

I have a Dell XPS 600 series that came with two 7900 GS cards, the card in the second slot has been replaced 4 times, I think the slot is broken etc, point is I got sick of replacing it over and over and hasseling with dill over the phone. I want to buy a single replacement card. My question is this, will EVGA 768-P2-N831-AR GeForce 8800GTX be compatible with my computer?? Is the power supply proprietary and not going to work with any card that dell dosnt supply, will the card fit in the case?? Is my power supply powerful enough to run it?? Thanks in advance :hello: 

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October 29, 2007 6:44:16 PM

most cases will fit. Any as long as you have pci-e x16 slot it'll be fine. The tech specs can bottleneck it but nothing else. I have no idea which psu you have
October 29, 2007 6:49:46 PM

Pentium D CPU 3.00GHZ (Dual Core), 2 Gigs of Ram.
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October 29, 2007 6:51:27 PM

itotallybelieveyou said:
most cases will fit. Any as long as you have pci-e x16 slot it'll be fine. The tech specs can bottleneck it but nothing else. I have no idea which psu you have


Looking at the manual for the XPS 600, he's got dual pci-e lanes. He also has a 650 watt PSU, which should be fine sine the 350/400 watt Dell unit has 28 amps which is enough for a GTX. As long as the case is big enough, you shouldn't have any trouble with the GTX.
October 29, 2007 6:55:38 PM

I was actually told by a friend today that the new 8800 GT just dropped and its pretty close to the gtx and half the price, and im thinking it will be smaller and eliminate the fear of having it not fit in the case?
October 29, 2007 7:01:48 PM

The GTX is 10.5'' long, the GT is 9 and the 7900GS is almost 8. Pop open you case and measure the amount of space between the backplate of the card and your hard drives.
October 30, 2007 5:55:27 PM

Ugh, dont wanna open the computer~!!

But I did and theres plenty of space behind the cards, Im currently looking for a 8800 GT (Being 200 dollars less than the GTX, and to be honest all the cards kind of bog in dx10, im just looking for something to get decent rates out of tf2) It should fill my needs for now.
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