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Graphics card for dell xps 420

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
October 13, 2011 6:43:39 PM


I have a dell xps 420 and the original graphics card was a single 512mb Nvidia Ge Force 9800GT I need to replace this as it has died. Can anyone please recommend a suitable replacement?

Thanks in advance
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October 14, 2011 12:34:29 AM

A few standard questions for ya:

1. Monitor resolution
2. Applications/Games you need it for
3. Power supply wattage
4. Intended budget

we should be able to help you better once we know that stuff :) 
December 1, 2011 2:12:29 AM

Since your XPS 420 was ordered with the 9800 GT, it would have the 425W PSU. You can confirm this by removing the right-side case cover, the PSU has a sticker that states the wattage.

I have the same PC, and I upgraded to an Asus Radeon HD 6850 (which is available online for $150 - $170), keeping the stock 425W PSU.

This allows me to play COD:MW2 and COD:BO at 1920x1200 at the highest settings. COD:BO stutters occasionally, though other sites state that is due to the CPU.

You can go in for higher performance cards, but that will warrant a replacement of your PSU.