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Upgrading power supply for dell inspiron 545s

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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..
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  1. A good quality 500W will do the job
    Get any of the following:
    OCZ, Corsair, SilverStone, Antec
  2. 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=N82E16817139008
  3. 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=N82E16817139008

    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
  4. 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.
  5. shubham1401 said:
    I think it will fit.

    Inspiron 545s, the "s" meaning slim, still think the Corsair will fit ?
  6. Slim but I also said take the measurement :)
  7. No offense meant shubham, just thought you would have picked up on the "s". :)
  8. Best answer
    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
  9. Best answer selected by vshaunking.
  10. 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.....
  11. 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+card+power+supply&ved=0CFgQrQQwCg&cid=4779238575649430327&sa=title#p
    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.
  12. 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+card+power+supply&ved=0CFgQrQQwCg&cid=4779238575649430327&sa=title#p
    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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