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Can dell 9150 support GT8800?

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September 12, 2010 7:44:52 AM

As title, Dell Dimension 9150, Pentium D, 2.8Ghz, 3.5g ram. The graphics card is this one:
http://sg.asus.com/product.aspx?P_ID=Nqx1gHyARHE06IiV&t...

I know absolutely nothing about graphics card and cpu upgrading.. So it will be great if someone can enlighten me about this graphics card. Will it burn my motherboard, will it consume tonnes of power, or can my computer even use this thing due to space constrains or incorrect plug present.

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September 12, 2010 9:27:59 AM

The problem is that I am buying a second hand one, and the selection is quite limited. Should HD5670 be more or less expansive than this 8800?
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September 12, 2010 9:54:31 AM

Well it should be a little more expensive, but the HD 5670 is using 40nm tech (8800GT aka G92 is 65nm), uses a lot less power and exhausts lot less heat. They're abuot the same performance. Plus i think that the 8800GT would cause problems 'cause of the PSU.
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September 12, 2010 10:23:08 AM

The M/B won't be the problem, the power supply will be the problem!
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September 12, 2010 10:27:28 AM

4Ryan6 said:
The M/B won't be the problem, the power supply will be the problem!


It'll be a problem for the 8800GT, not for the HD 5670.
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September 12, 2010 10:38:13 AM

unknown_13 said:
It'll be a problem for the 8800GT, not for the HD 5670.


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Minimum 400 Watt or greater Power Supply Requirement


His Dell has a 375 watt power supply, the 5670 will be a problem.
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September 12, 2010 10:56:11 AM

4Ryan6 said:
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Minimum 400 Watt or greater Power Supply Requirement


His Dell has a 375 watt power supply, the 5670 will be a problem.


Even a 350W PSU will be enough for the HD 5670.
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September 12, 2010 11:08:19 AM

unknown_13 said:
Even a 350W PSU will be enough for the HD 5670.


Not according to the required specs I quoted from the link you provided, you're not making your statement on facts, you're making it on your assumption!

Dell doesn't put power supplies in their computers with a lot of upgrade headroom, they install power supplies that serious upgrading requires the customer to have to also upgrade the power supply, that's basically Dell's sales policy, to keep customers at their mercy.

The OP can follow your recommendation for the 5670, but he will also end up getting a higher performing power supply, low powering a GPU and load stressing a power supply can eventually lead to serious problems.




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September 12, 2010 11:17:04 AM

Look at this
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September 12, 2010 11:39:54 AM

^ That does not change XFX requirements, and if the 5670 draws a solid 100w load all by itself, that is why XFX recommends a minimum 400W power supply, what about that requirement, don't you understand?
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September 12, 2010 11:43:35 AM

I'm going to do you a favor unknown_13 and close this thread before you get yourself in trouble! 4ryan6
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