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Upgrading power supply for dell inspiron 545s

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February 2, 2010 9:16:40 AM

Hello,
My system config. are 3GB ram,320GB hd,core 2 duo processr,windows xp service pack 2...i need to upgrade the power supply to match the standards for nvidia 9800...I want to play high end games like cod4,resident evil 5,etc....Would i be able to do an upgrade without screwing my motherboard and how to do it?...plz rep..
a b ) Power supply
February 2, 2010 9:35:46 AM

A good quality 500W will do the job
Get any of the following:
OCZ, Corsair, SilverStone, Antec
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February 2, 2010 8:19:02 PM

shubham1401 said:
Get a Corsair 400CX.It will handle the 9800GT very well(I have a 9800GT on the same PSU)...

Here's a link:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?item=N82E168...

Thanks...
But my cpu is too small and thin as compared to normal, Would it be able to hold this new power supply and nvidia 9800? I am using dell inspiron 545s.....cheers
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a b ) Power supply
February 3, 2010 6:37:11 AM

I think it will fit.
Just take the dimensions of a normal PSU and compare with your Case's dimension.

Many ppl upgrade Dell PSUs with other PSU.
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February 3, 2010 10:32:26 AM

shubham1401 said:
I think it will fit.

Inspiron 545s, the "s" meaning slim, still think the Corsair will fit ?
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February 3, 2010 11:59:52 AM

Slim but I also said take the measurement :) 
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February 3, 2010 1:04:54 PM

No offense meant shubham, just thought you would have picked up on the "s". :) 
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February 3, 2010 1:06:07 PM

vshaunking said:
Thanks...
But my cpu is too small and thin as compared to normal, Would it be able to hold this new power supply and nvidia 9800? I am using dell inspiron 545s.....cheers

Your cpu is the same size as any other, your case is smaller.
You require a low profile video card
Low Profile 9800 GT
and a TFX power supply, here in the US we only have access to a 300 watt unit, that I know of
Seasonic 300 watt TFX
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February 4, 2010 6:47:51 AM

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February 4, 2010 7:06:46 AM

delluser1 said:
Your cpu is the same size as any other, your case is smaller.
You require a low profile video card
Low Profile 9800 GT
and a TFX power supply, here in the US we only have access to a 300 watt unit, that I know of
Seasonic 300 watt TFX

Thanks budd....
I think this low profile card will do. The review of this card says i have to get an external power booster, now what the hell is that? Is it gonna work fine, i mean would i be able to play games like cod4, far cry, res evil 5 in max settings? plz tell me if an upgrade is required in my configuration....i am using xp service pack 2....3GB ram,320GB hd,core 2 duo processor... A intel(R) g33/g31 express chipset family,gma 3100 chip type....i don't know much about p.c gaming so thanks once again for your rep.......cheers.....
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February 4, 2010 9:49:57 AM

The external booster pack is a graphics card power supply that fits in a drive bay, the 9800 requires a 6 pin power cable that the lower wattage psu's don't have.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=graphics...
You don't have tha spare drive bay for it.
I used those links in my first post more as example's of what you need , than reccomendations.
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February 4, 2010 8:18:35 PM

delluser1 said:
The external booster pack is a graphics card power supply that fits in a drive bay, the 9800 requires a 6 pin power cable that the lower wattage psu's don't have.
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&q=graphics...
You don't have tha spare drive bay for it.
I used those links in my first post more as example's of what you need , than reccomendations.

ok...i think i understand now...it would be better if i go for
a new p.c coz i can't have this in that bloody tin hole. I
will have some money by this weekend about $400, I need a
good gaming system.will that do? if not plz give me an approx
idea and plz suggest me the stuff i need to buy. I will use
my dell TFT though.Your help would be appreciated....
thanks...
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