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Dell xps400 and ati 5770

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January 26, 2010 3:39:28 PM

so i have a dell xps400, will it work with the ati 5770 or is that pushing the power supply to much. Thanks

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January 26, 2010 5:51:47 PM

Yes it will work, the XPS 400 comes with a great 425w that can even run a GTS 250. I have the XPS 400 as a backup PC at home =)





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January 26, 2010 6:00:15 PM

I wouldn't bother with a 5770 anyway. That system has a Pentium D processor, which is going to be a HUGE bottleneck. The 5770 would just be a waste.

I'd say a video card more like a 4670 is a better match for that system, and that definitely won't take up too much power. Also, if you still have the original 512MB of RAM (system RAM, not video card RAM), you might want to bump it up to at least 1GB ... 2GB is probably better, though.
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January 26, 2010 6:25:58 PM

I don't think he is going to run a 5770 with 512Gb of ram, he needs at least 2Gb of 667 ram (4Gb recommended) before he even thinks about a GPU upgrade.
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January 26, 2010 7:10:50 PM

OvrClkr said:
I don't think he is going to run a 5770 with 512Gb of ram, he needs at least 2Gb of 667 ram (4Gb recommended) before he even thinks about a GPU upgrade.


Well, yeah, but you never know what people are going to try. :D 
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January 26, 2010 7:19:29 PM

OvrClkr said:
Yes it will work, the XPS 400 comes with a great 425w that can even run a GTS 250. I have the XPS 400 as a backup PC at home =)

The stock psu was a 375 watt unit, still more than capable of powering a 5770 or GTS250.
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January 26, 2010 7:29:34 PM

delluser1 said:
The stock psu was a 375 watt unit, still more than capable of powering a 5770 or GTS250.


Yep, thanks for the corection. I have too many things twirling in my mind today.... Was helping someone here with their XPS 9000 (475w PSU) and mis-typed the info ;)  ....
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February 2, 2010 2:39:59 AM

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February 9, 2010 6:39:31 PM

capt_taco said:
I wouldn't bother with a 5770 anyway. That system has a Pentium D processor, which is going to be a HUGE bottleneck. The 5770 would just be a waste.

I'd say a video card more like a 4670 is a better match for that system, and that definitely won't take up too much power. Also, if you still have the original 512MB of RAM (system RAM, not video card RAM), you might want to bump it up to at least 1GB ... 2GB is probably better, though.


is it worth jumping from a geforce 6800 to a 5570 or 5670 instead of the 4670 to get the eyefinity and dirext11 support?
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February 9, 2010 6:42:41 PM

Forget about Eye-Finity if you are running a Pent. D , focus on the CPU first and then worry about the GPU....
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February 9, 2010 6:53:07 PM

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is it worth jumping from a geforce 6800 to a 5570 or 5670 instead of the 4670 to get the eyefinity and dirext11 support?


Sure, if you want to watch a slideshow in Eyefinity. Those cards might technically have the features, but they're not powerful enough to use them very well. Especially in combination with an old CPU, which is probably what you've got if you have a 6800.
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February 9, 2010 7:11:45 PM

capt_taco said:
Sure, if you want to watch a slideshow in Eyefinity. Those cards might technically have the features, but they're not powerful enough to use them very well. Especially in combination with an old CPU, which is probably what you've got if you have a 6800.


hahah... I watched the AVP slideshow then downloaded the demo and watched the in game slide show as my Pentium and 6800 screeched to a halt.

So, I am hearing if you gonna upgrade this old box might as well got cheap new card. and just wait for a new cpu, 64 bit architecture and so forth so on.
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February 9, 2010 7:51:37 PM

Right -- if you do anything to the old computer, do something cheap just to keep it alive, and don't expect wonders. You're not going to be running the latest and greatest until you get a new machine.
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March 17, 2010 7:32:53 PM

So in response to this a little while later. I bought a cheapr 60 bucks GT 220 so I can do HDMI to the tv. The radeon 5470, and 5570 where there but reviews seem to put GT 220 over 5470 and the 5570 was more expensive then the GT 220. so basically i bought a GT 220 at 60 bucks to keep my pentium D xps 400 alive. Good choice? What would you have done? P.S. I really only play wow, left 4 dead, and everquest on a 17in monitor. And if i played on the HDTV it would still only be half the screen windowed.
I usually run two instances of windowed everquest at like 1024 x 768 on top of each other on a GeForce 6800. At sixty bucks I only expect to run the game with shaders on. and look at people without having to look at the ground.
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