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Upgrading to GeForce GTX 295

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February 3, 2009 11:56:10 AM

This is what I have

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
Intel® Core™i7-920 Processor(8MB L2 Cache, 2.66GHz)
1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
No Monitor
ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB

If I wanted to upgrade to GeForce GTX 295 what do I need? Would it be easy?Would my system support it ?
February 3, 2009 12:01:16 PM

Your system will definitely support it. Just that, changing from ATI to nVidia requires quite some work, clearing drivers and all, won't be simple unless you're used to it.
February 3, 2009 12:05:26 PM

Its brand new its a dell xps studio do I just go into programs and remove all drivers??
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February 3, 2009 12:20:19 PM

wuiwui85 said:
This is what I have

Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
Intel® Core™i7-920 Processor(8MB L2 Cache, 2.66GHz)
1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
500GB - 7200RPM, SATA 3.0Gb/s, 16MB Cache
Single Drive: 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) w/double layer write capability
No Monitor
ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB

If I wanted to upgrade to GeForce GTX 295 what do I need? Would it be easy?Would my system support it ?


If you upgrade the power supply,maybe.
Dell power supplies are generally pretty good, but the 360 watt unit provided in the Studio XPS certainly won't provide enough power for the addition of a GTX 295.
You're going to want to check the fit as well, I know that the GTX260 has been wedged into the Studio.
You'll want to keep the hard drive in the upper bay and set an 80 mm fan on the front floor of the case to help with cooling, as well.

February 3, 2009 12:22:00 PM

Opps... I missed the PSU :( 
February 4, 2009 3:23:01 PM

Quote:
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
--Something just doesn't sound right
February 4, 2009 4:32:28 PM

jas340 said:
Quote:
8GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1066MHz - 6 DIMMs
--Something just doesn't sound right

haha I was about to say that.

Whats your PSU rated at? You might have to upgrade that as well.
February 8, 2009 2:58:41 PM

Its at 360 watts I will upgrade,I just received my xps studio today i bought a bigger power supply for it 650 watts the original one was Gtx 285, my question is I purchased( PNY )geforce gtx 285 I am really confused. I go to www.nvidia.com pick out the model I want but then I see diffrent brands PNY,BFG....etc what's the deal I purchased gtx 285 for 380 did i get the right one????
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February 8, 2009 6:40:20 PM

wuiwui85 said:
what's the deal I purchased gtx 285 for 380 did i get the right one????

Did you get the one you ordered ?
February 8, 2009 8:13:41 PM

Yes I got the PNY Nvidia gtx 285....
But my question is why is their diffrent brands of gtx 285????
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February 8, 2009 11:22:17 PM

Because there are different video card companies.
They all use the same board, just with thier different labels, bios and support packages.
There's a picture of a crotch rocket as your avatar, "why are there different brands of motorcycles ?" would be just as legitimate a question.
August 1, 2009 4:17:02 PM

just 1 question, as a friend of mine wants to get the same set-up, and install a gtx 285 or a 295- does it fit into the case?
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