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Vostro 460 mini work with a GTX 460

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July 23, 2011 5:48:19 AM

Just bought a basic configuration of a Dell Vostro 460 Mini Tower and I am looking to upgrade the graphics card to a GTX 460. I know I need to upgrade the power supply but I was wondering if anybody new of any other problems I might run into? thanks
a b U Graphics card
July 23, 2011 6:03:25 AM

My rule is if the PSU came with the requisite two 6-pin PCI-E connectors, then you're good to go for the card. The gtx 460 doesn't draw too much power.
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July 24, 2011 1:18:04 AM

Thanks, just placed the order and now the waiting game.
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July 24, 2011 9:00:14 PM

If the graphics card requires a 2.1 PCIE slot.. but you only have a 2.0 PCI slot (like many old-ish dell mobo's).. then won't you be in trouble? Because I'm in that sort of situation right now. lol
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July 24, 2011 9:11:48 PM

There's no difference between PCI-E 2.0 and 2.1 for Nvidia cards, and I'm skeptical as to whether there's any difference for AMD cards either. No video card anywhere "requires" any type of PCI-E slot; the PCI-E spec is near-perfectly backwards AND forwards compatible.
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