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Will This work on a Dell xps 410

Hello All,
I have a dell xps 410, running Win 7 Pro 64bit
Will this card work ?
GIGABYTE GV-R797OC-3GD Radeon HD 7970 3GB 384-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card

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  1. Yes and no.

    It is compatible and it will support the video card, but unfortunely the PSU isn't enough you will need to replace it since 375 W is not enough. And also the cpu is very low end and will bottleneck the video card, so you will be running it with bad performance in a lot of games only because your cpu is not good enough.

    Minimum specs for you to buy it, is replacing PSU i don't think your psu will handle the video card properly.

    Then it will be working but you will not be fully enjoying the 7970 performance, so it is recommended replacing CPU by doing so you will need to replace motherboard,memory,etc... basically i would recommend you buying a new computer if you are thinking in playing with a high end video card like the 7970
  2. Thank You, ricardois

    Actually I am watching NewEgg, for DIY Kits, or MB & VC combos, MB & cpu combos etc etc.
    I donot know how to plan a build from scratch,
    no knowledge of sli or crossfire.

    I am curious why NewEgg had some manufacturing reps, promoting the MB they are selling, and still no combo, or DIY kits that use the stuff.
    Like the G2 Assasin or The Crosshair IV Formula

    Some Online Gaming friends, talk about running DDR5 and such, but all I see available for purchase is DDR3, in My Not yet willing to spend price range..lol


    My current dell xps 410 has a hard drive with Linux 11.10 Oneric Ocelot
    and the Other is Win 7 Pro 64bit

    ltr dude
  3. What processor are you running? I'd agree that a 7970 is overkill, but upgrading your power supply and getting a new video card is probably the most bang for your upgrade buck right now. A couple years ago I had an XPS 420 (same case I think) and replaced the psu with a corsair tx650w (about $70-100) and got an HD 5850 (when that card was the current gen). You should look consider something similar but shoot for a GTX 560 ti- there are some great deals right now.

    DDR5 is used in video cards. DDR3 is used in your systems RAM.

    Make sure if you do a new build that you plan on getting a new case- standard size motherboards typicall dont fit Dell cases (they're "special" like that).
  4. Processor:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    B3
    Kentsfield
    2x32 + 2x32 + 2x4096
    LGA775 (FC-LGA6)
    SL9UM

    4 Cores
    4 Logical
    68 micro CU

    dont know the key stroke for special characters
    ltr Dude
  5. Best answer
    VIPChristian said:
    Processor:

    Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600
    B3
    Kentsfield
    2x32 + 2x32 + 2x4096
    LGA775 (FC-LGA6)
    SL9UM

    4 Cores
    4 Logical
    68 micro CU

    dont know the key stroke for special characters
    ltr Dude


    well it will really depends on what is your cash, but if you wan't to match the 7970 power, i would suggest a system close to that:
    CPU:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819115072
    MOBO:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131781
    MEMORY:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16820145345

    with this you will be able to fully enjoy your 7970 power.
  6. ricardois,

    Thank You very much.
    :)
    VIPChristian
  7. Best answer selected by VIPChristian.
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