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Can I upgrade a Dell XPS 8000

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June 15, 2010 9:47:49 PM

Hello there,
Does anyone know how if you can upgrade a GPU in a dell xps 8000, i dont know if it will fit inside the computer. If so i would like to install maybe a 5870 or something else that i could run Bad company 2 on high aorund 70-90 FPS. Right now i have a GTS 240, and would like to replace it, If i cant, is there a program that is used to overclock he GTS 240
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June 16, 2010 4:59:10 AM

Well have you tried opening your computer up and looking at the amount of space available? The HD5870 is about 28cm/11in long. I really don't think there are any programs as such to overclock the GTS 240, you may have to use BIOS. Hopefully I helped!
June 16, 2010 12:31:58 PM

There are proggrams to OC your gpu. Like zotac firestorm for zotac. I don't think it's possible in the bios not sure though.

470gtx is a slightly smaller card if the 5870 doesn't fix.

And don't let your 240gts go to waste use it as a PPU.
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June 16, 2010 4:29:45 PM

First off you will need an upgraded power supply to run a 5870. Another member said he had one in his. I would take some cardboard and cut it a piece about 28cm long and stick it in your case just to be sure.
June 17, 2010 4:10:37 AM

So i decided to overclock my GPU as of now, does anyone know a program that helps me overclock my GTS 240. I dont know which brand it is, it came with my xps 8000 if that even helps at all
June 17, 2010 9:16:47 AM

benderguy said:
So i decided to overclock my GPU as of now, does anyone know a program that helps me overclock my GTS 240. I dont know which brand it is, it came with my xps 8000 if that even helps at all

Do you know if your card is adequately cooled? I mean, you cannot just randomly overclock your card. :non:  You better make sure you have enough cooling, you may kill your card. Besides, a minor overclock won't give you amazing performance differences. If you want to play Bad Company 2 on 70to 90fps on higher resolutions with high quality and AA, you will probably need to upgrade your card.
Could you not contact Dell and ask them the brand of your card?
June 17, 2010 10:49:54 AM

And killing your card isn't a good idea since even if you buy a new card using the 240gtx as PPU should enhance your performance by quite a bit.
June 17, 2010 10:53:10 PM

All card from dell are OEM. It is a Nvidia Card. Had a gtx 260 and they underclocked it terribly to keep the psu from exploding which it did anyways.
June 18, 2010 12:27:44 AM

Stick a ruler in the case.

The HD5850 seems like the best choice.

CPU?
July 5, 2010 8:04:39 PM

i7 @ 2.8

Which one do you think is the best for watt usage and cost?
5770 5850?
July 7, 2010 3:07:26 AM

5850 gives the most bang for your buck.
However, 5770 uses less electricity, costs less, and still has some bang for your buck. On the other hand, it is obviously less powerful then the 5850.
April 20, 2011 8:09:04 AM

i have the dell xps 8000 i changed the psu to a 650watt even though dell said it wouldnt work plus i changed the cpu fan to a larger gaming one sorry carnt remmeber the brand allso i replaced the crappy graphics card to a gtx 470 i used the palit version as its quite tight at the bottom of the case i wanted as much air to be on the gpu so the dual fan set up was the best way to go i guess the msi version would be just as good. another tip if your planning to fit a new cooler make sure you messure from the processor to the edge of the case before you buy i had to send 2 back because i got it wrong and the case is pretty small but it was defenitly worth it all my cpu temps have come right down i can hardly hear the thing nower days. the i7 runs at 35 c on idle all day long used to be up in the 50's on idle so get rid of the dell crappy cooler. so all i have to do now is figure how to overclock it lol
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