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Nvidia GTS 250

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April 29, 2009 7:49:22 PM

Hi All

I currently have a Dell Dimension 9150 with the worst graphics card and I wish to upgrade my Graphics Card to the Nvidia GTS 250.

Will my PC stand for this?

Will I need new Power Supply?

Will the whole thing crash and burn?

All answers will receive generous rewards.....

Regards

LevTweeney

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a b U Graphics card
April 29, 2009 8:12:29 PM

im thinking that you should be able to handle that GFX card on the stock 375w PSU, though, u still might want to get a new PSU, you would only need about a 400/450 at most of a good brand, eg Corsair, PC Power and Cooling
a b U Graphics card
April 29, 2009 9:35:50 PM

yes, upgrade the PSU just to be safe
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April 29, 2009 11:23:11 PM

The GTS 250 uses about the same amount of power as the 7800 GTX that was offered with the 9150, shouldn't be a need to upgrade the psu.
April 30, 2009 6:27:24 AM

delluser1 said:
The GTS 250 uses about the same amount of power as the 7800 GTX that was offered with the 9150, shouldn't be a need to upgrade the psu.


Hi DellUser1

You seem to be a bit of a Legend on here so I'm glad for your input.

If I were to improve my PSU do you have any suggestions heading towards the budget end of the spectrum (£30-£40) for the Dell Dimension 9150

Oh and what do you think of the Nvidia GTS 250 Graphics Card - Not sure if this is your field but thought I would ask. Do you think it could handle high demand games?

Thanks to all others for their input

Regards

LevTweeney
April 30, 2009 7:08:48 AM


Oh one more thing DellUser1

I heard this card is quite large and may take up two slots. Will this be OK in the Dimension 9150? I have looked at the docs (See Below) and there seems to be a slot next to the PCI-E slot that is not being used. Will this card fit in to this area?

Thanks again for any help



Regards

LevTweeney
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a b Î Nvidia
April 30, 2009 12:24:29 PM

Antec ( EA500D ), Corsair ( VX 450 ) and PCP&C ( Silencer 500, doesn't need to be the Dell compatible version ) for psu upgrades if needed, don't know that you would find any of them at that low a price though.
Yes, the dual slot card will fit, someone on another forum even managed to stuff a GTX280 into the same chassis.
As far as I know the GTS 250 is just another rebranding of the 8800 GTS 512, so it should do well in most games.
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