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July 21, 2011 9:58:55 PM

I have a couple of simple question (If you know more about pcs than me, which im pretty sure you do ;) )
1)what would happen if i insert one of these graphic cards
into this systemm..
With the i7-2700 CPU, 8GB RAM, and a 350 Dell power supply..
2)will it damage the hardware or will it run decent?
3)and can i actually get a higher Dell power supply that will able to run the system?
4)and if not, what would be a good graphic card that is close to the HD radeon HD6850 that would run on this system?

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July 21, 2011 10:53:11 PM

Well i need a PSU to run with Dell since only their PSU's work cuz of dimensions
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a b ) Power supply
July 21, 2011 10:58:12 PM

Dell does use good PSUs and tends to rate them for continuous rather than peak usage like most. The 6850 might work in that system without a PSU upgrade but you would be pushing it...
I believe your computer should be able to use any ATX PSU if you want to upgrade it. This would be a good choice for $49.50 and easily handle the HD6850 or better cards;
a b ) Power supply
July 21, 2011 11:02:17 PM

mjsharma said:
The psu which you have will not run this card.
Get a Corsair 500w psu
a higher psu is recomended but this will be just enough for youif you do not do any overclocking
this is a very good option for psu upgrade

Where is a higher PSU recommended? The CX500 can handle what he wants easily with as much overclocking as he wants. The Antec PSU I linked above is both better and cheaper though. TX650 is just pointless overkill IMO.
July 21, 2011 11:17:47 PM

It is an overkill I know, but he don't have to upgrade his psu again and again in future.
And I know that Dell psus are rated for continuous power but do you have any idea about the amps on +12 v rail?
This was the reason why I thought a PSU upgrade will make sure that nothing goes wrong, and I am against pushing PSU to limits as it can get unstable depending on the temprature
a b ) Power supply
July 21, 2011 11:20:11 PM

Yeah, a PSU upgrade is the best way to go. Like I said his current PSU may work but it's not a very good idea even if so.
July 22, 2011 12:05:39 AM

So just to make sure, I can infact replace the powersupply on the dell vostro but i have to find one with similar dimensions?
I've been looking all over the internet just to be sure but everyone says a different thing..well, i dont know why Dell doesnt have their own replacement PSU's with higher supply for their systems.
thanks for the help :) 
a b ) Power supply
July 22, 2011 3:57:37 AM

Like I said earlier your computer should be able to use a standard ATX PSU.
July 22, 2011 6:58:11 AM

jyjjy said:
Like I said earlier your computer should be able to use a standard ATX PSU.

Right, check that cabinet and get the form factor of it..