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Can I use a Dell XPS hd radeon 3870 in a non dell motherboard?

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
January 26, 2010 8:56:03 PM

I might be able to get a friend's hd 3870 from a Dell XPS system, but my computer isn't a Dell and I have a lanparty motherboard, so was just wondering whether the graphics card would be compatible with my motherboard as I heard that Dell use some proprietary components? Thanks in advance
January 26, 2010 9:06:11 PM

It doesn't matter. It will fit with your motherboard.
January 27, 2010 2:13:24 AM

non-integrated video cards don't have "motherboard loyalty" so to speak. so as long as you have the appropriate slot on your motherboard (which you undoubtedly have), you can put your friends video card in it.
January 28, 2010 9:52:05 PM

Thanks for the replies guys, it's much appreciated :)