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Upgrading my Dell demensions graphics card.

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October 26, 2009 11:28:26 PM

Hello everyone, I'm rather new to upgrading all together, I would like to upgrade my graphics card to hopefully this "XFX 9600GT 512MB DDR3 DVI HDMI HDCP PCI-E Graphics Card" I currently have a nvidia 7300 LE. The main question is would that graphics card be suitable with the power supply unit which I think is standard. "I have no clue about psu's" here is the information off the psu it's self: nps-305hb a Input 100-120v ~ / 9.0a 50-60Hz 200-240v ~ / 4.5a output 5 /22.0a -12v /1.0a 12va /18.0a 3.3v /17.0a 12vb /18.0a 5vfp /4.0a Max combined power on 5 & 3.3v output is 150w Max combined power on 12va 12vb output is 264w 5v & 3.3v 150v 12va & 12vb 264w 5v & 3.3v 150v 12va & 12vb 264w Would I need to buy a new power supply unit and if so what would I need to buy, also you may ask for some more information about the spec of my pc so here it is. Processor: Intel core 2 duo E6420 @ 2.13GHz Cache: L1 data 2 x 32 KB L1 Inst 2 x 32 KB L 2 4096 KB RAM: 3GB DDR2 I hope this helps. Thanks for any help ;) 
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October 26, 2009 11:40:19 PM

9600 GT will be fine on the 305w,as long as there are a couple of free molex connectors on the psu for the molex to pcie power adapter.
If you feel the need to upgrade the psu almost any standard ATX unit will work, some example's ;
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Productcompare.aspx?Submi...
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October 27, 2009 4:59:50 AM

That PSU is fine, but I would upgrade to something more current.

The GF9600GT is rather limiting, and there are even more powerful yet more efficient solutions out there. Depends on your price I guess.
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October 27, 2009 11:50:02 AM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:
That PSU is fine, but I would upgrade to something more current.

The GF9600GT is rather limiting, and there are even more powerful yet more efficient solutions out there. Depends on your price I guess.


Well I'm willing to spend around £70 on a graphics card, i suppose i'd be able to save enough to do the same with the power supply as well, but i wouldn't have the first idea on what to buy for what can actually fit into the case, because it's a Dell pc its to neat an tidy inside, i'm used to computers which my friends have made an everything is easily accessable.
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November 2, 2009 8:40:55 AM

Buy a HD 4670 1gb or 512mb gddr3! No power connectors are required to this cards!
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