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August 26, 2010 3:23:39 PM

I have a Dell 530 Quad Core with 350w Lite-on PSU. Currently run a 8800gt and would like to upgrade to something better. I play WoW (only game) at 1920x1200 on a 24inch. The installed PSU is identical to this one http://www.newgeardeals.com/dell-desktop-parts/inspiron... MY ACTUAL PSU pic is at http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/254/liteonpsu.jpg

Looking at the 5670 or the 5750 or the 5770 - trying to get something that will last that I might be able to use with the stock PSU.

I did search and saw this posting http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/288396-33-confused-up... which seems to suggest that I could run a 5770 without changing out the PSU?

Thanks for the help.


Adapter Description NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT
Adapter RAM 512.00 MB (536,870,912 bytes)
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model Inspiron 530
System Type X86-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz, 2400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 1.0.13, 3/20/2008
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 3.00 GB



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Very sorry about the link - i fixed that link and uploaded my actual PSU pic to http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/254/liteonpsu.jpg I run 2 HD, 1 DVD burner, Front Card Reader, and onboard sound and ethernet, and have 3 items plugged into USB. Yes, it is aftermarket Nvidia Geforce 8800GT (at the time was thought was about one of few cards that could be powered with stock 350 psu) and it is powered with a connector with 6 wires.

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a b U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 4:44:53 PM

your link to the psu didn't work but 350w psu should definitely be enough for a HD5670. since your currently using a 8800gt i think you can get away with a HD5770 since they have similar power usage, although for less risk you could try the 5750 which uses less.
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a c 147 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 5:11:16 PM

If it is a NON OEM 8800GT, as in it did not come with the computer, a 5770 would use roughly the same amount of power. The OEM versions of cards are often toned down to fit the stock powers supplies.

That link did not work for me. What are the 12V rails rated at? there should be a 12v wattage and an Amp rating.
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a c 235 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 5:38:01 PM

you have enough amps on your 12v to run the ATI 5770 on the DELL 350w, many DELL owners do it with no issues
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August 26, 2010 9:03:29 PM

Very sorry about the link - i fixed that link and uploaded my actual PSU pic to http://img822.imageshack.us/img822/254/liteonpsu.jpg

I run 2 HD, 1 DVD burner, Front Card Reader, and onboard sound and ethernet, and have 3 items plugged into USB.

Yes, it is aftermarket Nvidia Geforce 8800GT (at the time was thought was about one of few cards that could be powered with stock 350 psu).
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a c 235 U Graphics card
August 26, 2010 11:18:56 PM

25a on the 12v is plenty for the ATI 5770
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a c 147 U Graphics card
August 27, 2010 2:45:48 AM

ct1615 said:
25a on the 12v is plenty for the ATI 5770

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August 27, 2010 3:13:52 AM

Running Win7 and i have 4GB even though it says 3GB ROFL for Microsoft
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August 27, 2010 3:38:42 PM

Best answer selected by bossmansmith.
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