I have a Dell Studio 435 XPS that was a outlet PC (920 i7, 4670 ATI w/512, 12 gig DDR3, Vista 64, BR player CDRW), (excellent price - $765). Problem was the ATI card would not sync the HDTV (Proview 40" PA-40JK1A) on the DVi to HDMI conversion, it would see it, identify it, but not display to it. I asked Dell for support and they indicated that a few Panasonic models had the same issue (BIOS upgrade on the PC fixed a couple but not in my case).
They shipped me a GeForce GTX 285, but my PS only had one of the required 2 additional PCI-E 6 pin cables, so they are sending me more. All of it is gratis, with no returns of components required! Now that's an upgrade I can deal with.
Obviously, the 360 watt PC is a light supply to start. I relayed my concern that the 80 wall to 205 watt video card jump was a concern, and the senior tech (stepped up the India food chain a bit) told me he knew of several boxes with this configuration without problem.
My plan is to test the card and verify the display works. If it does, step backward to the ATI until I can get a larger PS installed. If it doesn't work for my display set-up, then ebay here I come to the auction off the card and suffer without it on my HDTV (but I am hoping this ISN'T the case!).
In the past, Dell had made configuration of the PS to be unit specific on several desktop platforms. This made upgrading the PS tricky. Does anyone know of a PS for the 435 Studio XPS of 550 Watt or higher that will function plug and play?
Hey im thinking of bying a 520w, for the xfx 5770, Cos the one i have now is at 300, and when i start i get the no video output message and then black screen, i have connected the 6pin, But the fan is going verry slow so, will 520w be okey? They say minmum of 450w.
+3.3V - 22 A 4 x 4 pin 4 x 15-pin 1 x power, 6-pin PCI Express 1 x power, 8 pin +12 V
+5V - 15 A
+12V1 - 14 A
+12V2 - 16 A
-12V - 0.3 A
+5VSB - 2.5 A
The Graphic card REC: * PCI Express or PCI Express 2.0 compliant motherboard with one X16 graphics slot
* 450 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX™ technology in dual mode)
* Certified power supplies are recommended.
* Minimum 1GB of system memory