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Studio XPS 435T/9000 PSU Upgrade

Hey there, I'm really looking to swap out this machine's power supply so I can get a better GPU. It's 475w and I'm looking to upgrade it to a 700-800w, but my issue is I don't know what to look for when replacing it. I'm afraid of purchasing a PSU that won't fit or won't go with my motherboard, etc.. Any help on picking out a good PSU that will go with my case/hardware would be greatly appreciated.

Power Supply is: 0F217J Dell 475 Watt Power Supply

Also, is it difficult to swap out at all? I've never upgraded a PSU, so I'm a little hesitant about it, but I'm confident I can do it without anything going bad. Thanks!
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  1. Still looking for help. Hopefully bumping isn't against rules.
  2. Comeback said:
    Hey there, I'm really looking to swap out this machine's power supply so I can get a better GPU. It's 475w and I'm looking to upgrade it to a 700-800w, but my issue is I don't know what to look for when replacing it. I'm afraid of purchasing a PSU that won't fit or won't go with my motherboard, etc.. Any help on picking out a good PSU that will go with my case/hardware would be greatly appreciated.

    Power Supply is: 0F217J Dell 475 Watt Power Supply

    Also, is it difficult to swap out at all? I've never upgraded a PSU, so I'm a little hesitant about it, but I'm confident I can do it without anything going bad. Thanks!


    Assuming they aren't stupid and re-arranged the pinout like they did in the early days, then a normal ATX power supply should work just fine.
  3. sk1939 said:
    Assuming they aren't stupid and re-arranged the pinout like they did in the early days, then a normal ATX power supply should work just fine.


    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139025
    Would this PSU work fine? Is there any real difference between one that says "ATX12V" and just "ATX"?
  4. Comeback said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139025
    Would this PSU work fine? Is there any real difference between one that says "ATX12V" and just "ATX"?


    Should work just fine. Not as far as I know.
  5. Comeback said:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139025
    Would this PSU work fine? Is there any real difference between one that says "ATX12V" and just "ATX"?

    That's a huge power supply for a single card system.
    Your existing psu has a 32 amp combined 12v output and a pair of 6 pin connectors, enough power for most video cards
    What card are looking to put in ?
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    http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/435T/en/SM/power.htm#wp1186031

    heres the Dell online guide to replacing a PSU

    Also you have no need for anything bigger then a 650 watt PSU with 1 GPU.
    Save 40 bucks and get this

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020

    Put the savings into a better GPU.
  7. delluser1 said:
    That's a huge power supply for a single card system.
    Your existing psu has a 32 amp combined 12v output and a pair of 6 pin connectors, enough power for most video cards
    What card are looking to put in ?


    I'm currently using a 5770 and it can barely handle it most of the time. It freezes my PC, leaving the screen to look like a jumble of colored bits and normal screen freezes; though the odd part is that it really only does this within the first few minutes or so of booting up. If I can get passed that, I can leave my PC on for days without issue.

    I am looking to upgrade my card once I upgrade my PSU though; just haven't decided what to get yet. But I plan to keep it simple with one card.
  8. Comeback said:
    I'm currently using a 5770 and it can barely handle it most of the time. It freezes my PC, leaving the screen to look like a jumble of colored bits and normal screen freezes; though the odd part is that it really only does this within the first few minutes or so of booting up. If I can get passed that, I can leave my PC on for days without issue.

    I am looking to upgrade my card once I upgrade my PSU though; just haven't decided what to get yet. But I plan to keep it simple with one card.

    Sounds like it could be the psu, do you have anyway of trying the card in another system ? friend , relative ?

    Haven't got much choice but to keep it simple with a single card, only 1 pcie x16 slot
    A good 520-550 watt psu is enough for all but the big, expensive dual gpu cards
    Modular tends to be helpful in a Dell
    If you're purchasing from Newegg this 600w is a better deal than any 520-550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=263
  9. delluser1 said:
    Sounds like it could be the psu, do you have anyway of trying the card in another system ? friend , relative ?

    Haven't got much choice but to keep it simple with a single card, only 1 pcie x16 slot
    A good 520-550 watt psu is enough for all but the big, expensive dual gpu cards
    Modular tends to be helpful in a Dell
    If you're purchasing from Newegg this 600w is a better deal than any 520-550
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817703036

    http://www.jonnyguru.com/modules.php?name=NDReviews&op=Story&reid=263


    I know it's not the card. Just swapped it for a much weaker 5450 and it still acts up. The last two days it's been much worse. Power light will go on, but nothing on screen; if I unplug the power cord from the PSU for a while and try again it'll work if lucky.

    Anyways, I just ordered a new PSU. I went with the Corsair TX650 that someone posted above. Should be here by Friday.
  10. Best answer selected by Comeback.
  11. Did you get that TX650 installed?
  12. Did you get that TX650 installed? Hows that working for you?
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