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August 3, 2010 2:46:32 AM

Hello i have just bought a dell precision 690 and wanted to upgrade the video card, but i found some information that kind of didnt make any sense. "Support for PCI Express x16 graphics cards up to 150 watts and with up to 512MB graphics". can someone please tell me if this is just outdated info or something just strange. By the way its the 750 watt power supply version not the 1000 watt version. thank you

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January 11, 2011 7:03:36 PM

Precision690FAN said:
Hello i have just bought a dell precision 690 and wanted to upgrade the video card, but i found some information that kind of didnt make any sense. "Support for PCI Express x16 graphics cards up to 150 watts and with up to 512MB graphics". can someone please tell me if this is just outdated info or something just strange. By the way its the 750 watt power supply version not the 1000 watt version. thank you



IT WORKS the info is just out dated.
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January 11, 2011 9:52:43 PM

when i bought my Precision 690 the BIOS was updated to A08. and it has 2 CPU slots and right now there are Intel Xeon 5050 Dual core 3.00Ghz. two of them
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January 11, 2011 10:15:48 PM

I don't have any risers installed cause i wasnt sure if it did crossfire, but if it does how do I install them, and im running Windows 7. Also ask all the questions you want the more you know the more you can help me
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January 11, 2011 10:58:16 PM

O SNAP!! I DO HAVE THE 750 Watt model! so can i use the risers to do crossfire? cause i have the crossfire bridge.
my WEI is

Processor: 6.8
RAM: 6.8
Graphics: 7.8
Gaming graphics: 7.8
Primary hard disk: 7.8
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January 11, 2011 11:12:23 PM

Ya SSD, and your right about the RAM, also i can match the power requirements. Theres only 1 PCI-E 16x slot and im not sure how to use the risers. can you clairfy.
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January 11, 2011 11:55:10 PM

Ok and that will work for my precision 690, 750watt version? If so, i can look up more info on how to get it and how to install it.
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January 12, 2011 12:16:26 AM

O, ya...So will this work? cause it rises it and i see no way to raise the slots in the back on my case. or by the time i get all the parts will it cost the same amount as the Precision T7400s motherboard which i hear fits the 690s case the same, and just has two PCI-E 16x slots..
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January 12, 2011 2:43:20 AM

Ya I might look into it, thanks for all the help.
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January 12, 2011 2:20:57 PM

my graphics card is a Sapphire Radeon HD 5870 1GB DDR and 1600 Stream Processing Units. the new egg number is #N82E16814102872. and do you know if the Precision T7400s Motherboard will fit in the Precision 690 case, cause i already know the socket is the same for the CPU, and the RAM is the same, and the power pins are the same.
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January 12, 2011 2:38:50 PM

thanks, i guess the real question is that, do the Precision 690 and T7400 have the same case, and will I need to upgrade to the 1000Watt powersupply
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January 12, 2011 2:57:06 PM

sweet, i have been on a few forums and so far what i can gather it will work. I might call dell and see if i can find out from them if the holes line up, but ya i like the dremel idea.


wait... the mother board rest on a metal pan looking thing that can be taken out. So if the T7400 has the same "pan" it should just slide in there, right?
and my motherboard is the dell F9394
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January 12, 2011 3:18:40 PM

Great! now for the final question! will crossfire work with the T7400s Motherboard?
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January 12, 2011 3:51:57 PM

does dell only say nvidia because thats who they had there contract with? and what do you think will happen if i got the motherboard and just put two of the same ati graphics cards in and put a crossfire bridge on them.
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January 12, 2011 4:04:39 PM

ok so we know the motherboard will work, so theres no harm in getting it, the worst thing that can happen is i will have the urge to upgrade the CPU. So i guess the only thing left to do is find out by trial and error.... and what do the hacked drivers do?
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January 12, 2011 4:44:31 PM

i think im just going to buy the motherboard and try it, cause i wanted the new motherboard anyway. and it also turns it into a Precision T7400 with a 690 Print on the front, which saves me $2000
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January 12, 2011 4:50:44 PM

are there BTX AMD motherboards? or to be able to do that i would have to get a new CPU, RAM, and Powersupply
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January 12, 2011 5:08:21 PM

ok, so now im thinking that if I want to do crossfire or SLI i would like to do a custom build. because I have been looking on newegg for along time now, and i know what i want my computer to be.
You said an ATX motherboard will fit the precision case.
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January 12, 2011 5:30:51 PM

ok, i got all the ideas now, thanks for all the help, and answering all my questions.
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January 12, 2011 8:25:21 PM

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January 13, 2011 5:13:52 AM

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