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Zotac 560 Fermi - trying to install to Dell Insoiron 8100

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March 24, 2012 12:50:17 PM

I mistakenly bought the Zotac card for my stock Del inspiron 8100.

The Problem the Zotac requires 2 - external PCI power adapters. The Inspiron only has one.

Also, the PSU is 350W, with the new edge connectors, so there is no possibilty of using the power connectors provided with the graphics card to be able to add the 2nd 6pin pci power adapter.

I had a Mad scientist thought of using an old 350W PSU externally and just running the necessary power connector in to the card for the 2nd powerconnector. But I am afraid I will burn up the card or my computer.

Is there anything I can do to use this graphics card with my Inpiron 8100?

Thanks for any help! I am trying to be ready for Guild Wars 2 :) 
March 24, 2012 1:23:34 PM

ok i googled inspiron 8100...are we talking a laptop here? desktop? a little more info please...because all im finding is a old dell laptop under inspiron 8100
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March 24, 2012 2:00:40 PM

What is your Dell service tag number?
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March 24, 2012 2:37:08 PM

dasPop said:
I mistakenly bought the Zotac card for my stock Del inspiron 8100.

The Problem the Zotac requires 2 - external PCI power adapters. The Inspiron only has one.

Also, the PSU is 350W, with the new edge connectors, so there is no possibilty of using the power connectors provided with the graphics card to be able to add the 2nd 6pin pci power adapter.

I had a Mad scientist thought of using an old 350W PSU externally and just running the necessary power connector in to the card for the 2nd powerconnector. But I am afraid I will burn up the card or my computer.

Is there anything I can do to use this graphics card with my Inpiron 8100?

Thanks for any help! I am trying to be ready for Guild Wars 2 :) 


You need a new psu, with dual pcie connectors and more 12v power
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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March 24, 2012 2:40:38 PM

lupinesithlord said:
ok i googled inspiron 8100...are we talking a laptop here? desktop? a little more info please...because all im finding is a old dell laptop under inspiron 8100



It is a Dell desktop Inspiron 8100 XPS I5 with 350watt PSU
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March 24, 2012 2:49:28 PM

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