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is this a good graphics chip to upgrade from a dell xps 410 7300 LE Nvidia

and is the factory power supply able to handle the new card?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814187107


current power supply specs
375w max
+5 = 22A
+5(FP)=2A Max
+12V=18A Max
-12V=1A Max
+3.3V = 17A Max
+12VB = 18A Max

would this be a good upgrade??, and a safe one the that the power supply can handle, i know i asked before but i think at the moment i cant afford 100
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  1. Dell psu's are underrated and you could probably chose a card that says 400w required.
    I have a buddy that has a XPS that came with a GT220.
    The GT220 wasn't adequate for his games.
    He replaced it with a 5770 and has no problems power wise.
    The GT220 couldn't run Total War Series games like Empire/Napolean.
    If you're on a budget i would look at 5670 or GT240.
  2. So it will run, just not really for newer games??, at the moment im only buyin it for a temp upgrade, later on i plan on upgradin to the 5770, but at the moment the powersupply is able to hadle the gt 220??, if thats the case then this will be a temp upgrade as long as it works and wont blow my dell power supply
  3. hey guyz.. i am kinda in the same situation.. pls guide me.. i know the 375w Dell on XPS 400 would'nt die on me..

    i was planning to put XFX 1GB DDR5 HD4870 on it.

    http://xfxforce.com/en-us/ProductDetails.aspx?ProductID=17440&ProductType=graphiccard&SeriesID=17410&ModelID=17429

    would the setup run without risks.. ?
    please reply ASAP
  4. thats a nice card but.., you need a 6 pin connector off of the powersupply.., and as far as i know the 410 power supply dont have one, maybe the 400 does but i dont know lol, and i never got a reply on mine, im just makin sure.. LOL
  5. Best answer
    The 375 will handle the GT220 with ease. I don't think it has the plugs for the 4870 but I could be wrong. For both of you I second the 5750/5770 idea. Get something that has the power you need, don't do a "temp" upgrade.
  6. lol well, at the moment the only reason why im doin a "temp" is cause i have like 4 other computers, lol, but all of them have low graphics and this is the only one thats top and lacking, and i just bought a monitor so my budget is pushed to its limit right now, later on prob within the next 6 months ill replace the power supply and the graphics with the 5770, anymore than that i been told will bottle neck my cpu, which is a e6400 2.13ghz, core 2 duo, the card i got now does hd fine, but i been noticing on the 7300 VERY dangours temps, haha go figures the old ones where made wrong...

    thankfully my card hasnt fried yet or any graphic probs but im afraid it will come soon, so thats why i got the gt 220 just to hold me off (it may be a waist) but o well
  7. Have you tried cleaning your current GPU?

    It will be a waste. Trust me.
  8. Yes i have and didnt make any difference, it doesnt have a fan on it, its just got a heat sink, it is a custom dell one that uses the system ram and its own (turbocache) as its called.., thankfully it dont artifact, but i have seen it do it on a few 1080p videos, only when its heated up it will do it, once i leave the video its back to normal, no lock up or anythin like that, and the video is fine, and drivers Are up to date
  9. cobra11 said:
    ill replace the power supply and the graphics with the 5770

    You don't need to replace the psu to add a 5770
  10. from th looks of it i do, there is no six pin coming from the power supply, and all the 5770 i looked at require the six pin..., i bought the card for 50 btw, i didnt buy it for 80 that would be stupid, haha, lol but even buyin it for 50 sounds like a bad idea.., any one know of a 5770 that doesnt require a 6 pin connector??
  11. You would use a Molex 4 pin to 6 pin adapter.
    LOGISYS AD201 12v Molex to 12V 6Pin Adapter
    You can find DDR3 HD5570 and GT430 on newegg for $60. GDDR5 5670 is $70 after rebates but is good enough that you probably don't need to replace it for the lifetime of that E6400.
  12. cobra11 said:
    from th looks of it i do, there is no six pin coming from the power supply, and all the 5770 i looked at require the six pin..., i bought the card for 50 btw, i didnt buy it for 80 that would be stupid, haha, lol but even buyin it for 50 sounds like a bad idea.., any one know of a 5770 that doesnt require a 6 pin connector??

    Look harder, it's there.
  13. bought an EVGA GTS 250 working as a charm! :)
    btw HD4870 Wanted a dual 6 pin connector.. molex was risky so i got the GTS 250
  14. Buy this card is a Gt 240 for just 35 $ after rebate.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814261060

    And is much better than a 2 gb gt 220, (2 gb in a gt 220 is useless¡¡¡ )
  15. Best answer selected by cobra11.
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