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GTX 550 TI with a 475w psu?

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December 19, 2011 4:15:19 PM

Hello! I'm looking to upgrade my Dell XPS 435t/9000 gpu from a GTS 240 to a GTX550. I'm not sure if my power supply can handle it though and I don't want to shell out $150+ on a gpu to have it burn out shortly after install. Should I upgrade my gpu for this card? Or can my 475w handle it?

I'm not sure of the brand on the psu, but here are other relevant specs:

Core i7 920 @ 2.67

1TB HDD

GTS 240 gpu

12gb DDR3 RAM

475w psu

I really don't want to upgrade my psu if I don't have to because of $$$, so any other suggestions on cards are welcome!

Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 4:34:20 PM

yes, you should be fine with 475w the card requires max 116 on max load.
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December 19, 2011 4:40:50 PM

yes it will work fine, i can confirm, as i have a 500W PSU for a EVGA 560 ti OC.

also, i just wanted to say, beast rig. the only thing that was holding it back was the GTS 240.
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 5:40:44 PM

Hmm. We need more information about the PSU. The comments above apply only if it is a quality PSU which I doubt it is.

If you could crack open the case and either read the amperage and rails off to us or simply take a picture of the label we could tell you if you can run it or not. Brand name is also important.
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December 19, 2011 5:48:06 PM

striker410 said:
Hmm. We need more information about the PSU. The comments above apply only if it is a quality PSU which I doubt it is.

If you could crack open the case and either read the amperage and rails off to us or simply take a picture of the label we could tell you if you can run it or not. Brand name is also important.


The funny thing is there isn't a label. Which is why I'm unsure of the actual output it can generate. I looked everywhere, even peaked inside the psu itself. Nothing. I can tell you that the part number is 0f217j. That is what's on the small sticker on the side of the psu and that's it.
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 6:06:47 PM

QuietRoom said:
The funny thing is there isn't a label. Which is why I'm unsure of the actual output it can generate. I looked everywhere, even peaked inside the psu itself. Nothing. I can tell you that the part number is 0f217j. That is what's on the small sticker on the side of the psu and that's it.

ohh! if it's unlabled or non brand then leave it and get new one cause might be it can make your pc damaged.
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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 6:08:34 PM

Preliminary research says it has 32a split over 2-12v rails. That's probably not enough to power a 550 Ti comfortably. It SHOULD but I don't feel safe recommending you doing that. It's a gamble.
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December 19, 2011 6:12:32 PM

striker410 said:
Preliminary research says it has 32a split over 2-12v rails. That's probably not enough to power a 550 Ti comfortably. It SHOULD but I don't feel safe recommending you doing that. It's a gamble.


Hmmm. Do you have any suggestions on a card that will preform just as well without pulling so much? I've heard swapping a PSU in a Dell is a pain, but if i have to I will.
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December 19, 2011 6:12:56 PM

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a b U Graphics card
December 19, 2011 6:18:29 PM

After doing a bit of reading, I changed my mind. I didn't think about the PCI-E connectors being on the other rail. If you have a PCI-E connector available you should be OK with a 550 Ti. MAKE SURE there is a PCI-E connector available (and also confirm we have the correct amperage if possible) before buying.

If you wanna play it super safe a 6670 doesn't even need a power connector. I KNOW you'll be fine with that.
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December 19, 2011 6:42:54 PM

I'm using a 430 watt power supply i bought from Best Buy and with my overclocked GTX 550 Ti and everthing works fine.
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