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Dell XPS 400 Graphics Card Suggestions

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May 5, 2012 9:18:00 PM

Hey guys,

I know this topic has been addressed in the past a few years ago so I figured i'd see if there was any new advice/input.

I have a XPS 400/Dimension 9150 currently with a nvidia Geforce 6800 graphics card. I was thinking about upgrading that in anticipation of D III being released in a few weeks.

Does anyone have suggestions as to what card I could put into my system without replacing the PSU or anything else?

I think i read that a HD 6770 (http://www.amazon.com/XFX-Radeon-HD6770-PCI-Express-HD6...) might work but I just wanted to make sure it would be compatible and wouldn't require any other upgrades.

Or does anyone else have any suggestions?

Thanks a lot I really appreciate it!

Dell DXP051
General
ServiceTag FNDR391
Family Name Dell
Family Model DXP051
Windows Version Microsoft Windows XP Professional
BIOS
Version A07
Vendor Dell Inc.
Date 2007-01-08
Processor
Model Intel(R) Pentium(R) D CPU 3.00GHz
Speed 2.99 Ghz
Hard Drive
Drive Size Free Space Utilized
C: 74.5 Gb 49.01 Gb 34 %

D: 341.8 Gb 79.4 Gb 77 %

E: 123.95 Gb 110.1 Gb 11 %


CD/Optical Drives
Drive Type
F: SONY DVD RW DW-Q28A
G: HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8487B

Sound Card
Model IDT High Definition Audio CODEC
Card Slots
Slot ID Designation Usage
System Slot 0 PEG In use
System Slot 1 SLOT1 Available
System Slot 2 SLOT3 Available
System Slot 3 SLOT4 Available
System Slot 4 SLOT5 In use
System Slot 5 SLOT6 In use

USB Controlers
Name Version
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C8 USB
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27C9 USB
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CA USB
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB Universal Host Controller - 27CB USB
Intel(R) 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 Enhanced Host Controller - 27CC USB2

Video Adapters
Model Memory
NVIDIA GeForce 6800 256 Mb

Memory
Total 2048 Mb
Available 45 %

Slot Size Speed Type
Slot 1 512 Mb 533 Mhz Unknown
Slot 2 512 Mb 533 Mhz Unknown
Slot 3 512 Mb 533 Mhz Unknown
Slot 4 512 Mb 533 Mhz Unknown

Available Slots 0
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May 5, 2012 10:09:16 PM

The info you gave us is absolutely useless. We need power supply model and specifications, and motherboard model to find out whether you have a PCIe slot. Sorry, but it's pretty much impossible to help without that info.
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May 5, 2012 10:49:24 PM

Sunius said:
The info you gave us is absolutely useless. We need power supply model and specifications, and motherboard model to find out whether you have a PCIe slot. Sorry, but it's pretty much impossible to help without that info.


He has a pcie slot
"System Slot 0 PEG In use"
PEG = PCI Express Graphics

The psu is a 375w/30a unit with a 6 pin connector
I beat one to death in a similar system first running dual 8800GTS 512's on it, then a GTS450 with a 9800Gt for Physx, then running Furmark for a few weeks with a GTX260OC
Used another to power a GTX460TOP in a C2D system
Have yet to see how fast my GTX570 could make one go pop, but have one waiting to play with

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May 6, 2012 5:53:47 PM

Do you think it is worth paying about $110 or so for a http://www.amd.com/us/products/desktop/graphics/amd-rad...

Does anyone have any other suggestion of a card I could put into my system to replace the Geforce 6800 for around $100 or so that would be a bit of an upgrade?

I'm not looking for crazy graphics or anything, just enough to run diablo 3 when it comes out in a few weeks.

Thanks alot, i really appreciate any suggestions!
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