Is this card compatible with my XPS 720? The card requires PCI Express 2.0 x16 and I see conflicting posts on whether this will work in the XPS 720. The card fits in my PCI slot and powers up (fans spin) but no output. The docs on power connector said "(2) 6-pin PCI-E connectors" (which I have) but the actual card had an 8-pin and a 6-pin connector. The card came supplied with a Y to connect 2 6-pins to an 8-pin. The card powers up with only this but I have no additional 6-pin source for the other connector. Is there a way to get power from other type connectors coming from the Power Supply?
Thanks both! I have ordered the adapters. I am reasoning that the 2x4-pin molex to 8-pin PCIE should deliver more "juice" than the PCIE 6 to 8 pin...right???
My XPS 720 has a 750 watt PS so I am calculating about 62.5 12volt amperage (I think). I can upgrade the power supply to 1000 watts if necessary. I am not sure if that would benefit overclocking... First, I want to get the card working.
. . . the mobo was "bad", never did SLI or perform as expected. That mobo was eventually quietly recalled/replaced, an option only to those who happened to be following the Dell forum threads at the time. I was very disappointed in that approach by Dell, a company I otherwise respect and often (still) recommend when the right users/uses are involved.
. . . and there was over $2,000 tied up in the extreme quad plus the two then top-of-the-line graphics cards. Not exactly value purchases lol.
That 710 is now my #3 game box, now with a different single video card. If it were not a BTX, I'd still be using the humongus 50 lb case lol. Eventually, I'll probably use the PSU as a spare.
Thanks to all for the discussion and follow-up. BTW I got the card working very nicely...all it took was the 6-to-8 pin adapter. I guess I am more a user than an enthusiast...but my Windows 7 Graphics performance jumped from 3.8 to 7.8! My games look great!!