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Ati Radeon HD 5750 in a dell xps 400.

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November 11, 2010 12:35:02 AM

So I've looked everywhere for a video card for my dell xps 400 and finally found the ATI Radeon HD 5750 which I heard should work perfectly on the stock dell 375w psu due to low power consumption. The only problem I heard was that it will be bottlenecked pretty horribly by the processor. Is it still worth getting even with the big loss of performance? And how bi gof a loss would I see?
November 11, 2010 12:59:51 AM

Processor?
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November 11, 2010 1:06:05 AM

they came with Pentium D processors, so the ATI 5750 is a good match just make sure you get a PCI-E 2.0 version rather then the 2.1 which can cause issues with your BIOS.

that specific PSU was used to power Nvidia 7800GTX and ATI 4850 as video card options by DELL. Its actually a decent unit. You can power the ATI 5770 with it easily.
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November 11, 2010 7:40:54 PM

Okay, just wanted to make sure before I make any decisions, the 5770 is probably what I will go with now that I am hearing it will work. Another thing though is that insted of a pentium D processor my system info says the processor is just a plain Intel Pentium 4 CPU 3.00 GHZ.
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November 11, 2010 7:55:53 PM

you need a CPU upgrade. the dell community has a forum, I would check with them on what options you have for CPU upgrades.
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November 11, 2010 8:08:58 PM

I'll take a look. If I just stick with the CPU I have will It handle a 5770. I'd just like to play some of the newer games without having to screw with the internal parts until I get a new computer. Right now I have a Nvidia Geforce 8600GS so I think pretty much any of the newer cards will be a Major upgrade. I was going to buy an xbox 360 but I realized that just upgrading my computer would be cheaper.
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November 13, 2010 10:39:16 AM

Yeah I was thinking about that too, but like ct1615 said I really need to upgrade my CPU, the Pentium 4 would bottleneck the heck out of the GTS450. I am now just wanting to find something to put in it that can work with my current PSU
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November 13, 2010 2:02:14 PM

That's what I thought, I read around and everyone says the dell xps 400 was a Pentium D but for whatever reason mine says it is a Pentium 4 and on the front It has the little label saying Pentium 4 HT. It also could have been from someone rigging it before I got it. I found the ATI Radeon HD4670 witch will work with the current PSU. Either way I'm sure a new computer will happen eventually. And yeah I agree both you and him know what your talking about unlike the tons of other people.
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November 13, 2010 6:05:46 PM

Yeah I just did, my processor is for sure a regular Pentium 4 3.00GZ HT I'm just going to get a Nvidia9800GT or something less than that, If the cpu bottlenecks it alot atleast I can put it in a different system when I get one. I also found out that I can put a pentium D but they use alot of energy and I just don't want to spend all my time on such an old machine.
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November 13, 2010 6:12:18 PM

get the ATI 4670

this one is $50 and comes with the XFX life time warranty, just register the card on their web site.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

being limited by your CPU, you won't see any real world difference between the ATI 4670 and Nvidia 9800GT. By the time you do get a new PC, you will have to upgrade your video card anyways.


P.S. if you are lucky the card will burn out a year down the road and they will send you an ATI 5670 or 6670..or whatever great naming scheme they come up with that confuses the hell out of people.
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November 13, 2010 6:15:27 PM

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9800Gt might not work, requires too much power and requires two pin connectors.
they do make a low powered version..



requires just one. I had one for a while, ran it off the DELL 305w :na: 
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November 13, 2010 6:37:24 PM

Sounds good guys, thanks. For now I will get the HD 4670 as it will give me atleast better than crap performance. I hear I can play most games with it at medium settings but it depends. And yeah my computer has one of the two pin connectors but in this case its pointless.
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