I currently have an xps 8000 with stock 350w psu, 8b ddr3, core i7 860 with a GT 220 which is causing black out and other problems. Some on the Dell forums say to return the computer. Others say just upgrade the gpu as that is the only problem with an otherwose good system. I want to get the best card I can without upgrading the psu. I saw the gt 240 512 with ddr5 and the gt 240 1gb both for $99.99. Which is the better? My Gt 220 is 1gb. THanks for your help. Any suggestions on other cards I can run on that psu are appreciated.
it is a power supply calculator, it will tell you how much power your system is currently drawing, and whether you have room for adding anything else. Honestly, your best bet its probably investing in a simple 500w PSU.
I would assume so, but if you did read my post, I said I only know ATI cards well, cause they have given me the best luck, if you are dead set on getting an nvidia card, someone else here can help you with that. Either way I think that $30 power supply would really broaden your options.