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NEED HELP IF DELL STUDIO 540 CAN RUN A GEFORCE 670??

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November 16, 2012 5:21:41 AM

Hey community, I am considering upgrading my graphics card to a GeForce 670 GTX. But I'm wondering if my CPU would be able to run it with its current specs

The specs for my computer are

PSU- 350W but willing to upgrade if i can by the graphics card

Processor - Core 2 Quad Q8300 @ 2.50 GHz

RAM- 6 GB

Motherboard- unknown but the CPU is a dell studio 540

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November 16, 2012 5:45:37 AM

You'll need a new psu. 550w+

and you can run the GTX 670 on your motherboard (it should have a PCI-E 2.0 slot on it) but it will take a small performance hit.

and your processor will be a huge bottleneck in that system.


The main thing is that can you fix the GTX 670 into your case. your case looks really small....
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November 16, 2012 5:58:46 AM

Thanks killerhurtalot for the response
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November 16, 2012 6:04:54 AM

If you're going to drop the money on a 670, you should consider getting a case and PSU along with the GTX 670 for your other components.

Keep in mind however, because it is an OEM board you'll have to find an i/o shield that matches your mobo.
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November 16, 2012 6:11:11 AM

yea i was going to buy with the 670 a corsair hx750w but that dose kind of put me in a bind that i have to make sure it fits with the case and motherboard
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November 16, 2012 6:25:55 AM

TomDray said:
yea i was going to buy with the 670 a corsair hx750w but that dose kind of put me in a bind that i have to make sure it fits with the case and motherboard


just measure the distance from the expansion slot to the HDD rack at the front of the pc and compare that distance with the length of the gpu that's on the website under specifications.
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November 16, 2012 3:14:29 PM

thanks i will try that.

I just had a crazy thought will my motherboard be able to upgrade to an i5 / i7 or do i have to just buy another computer so i won't get the bottlenecking from my current processor.
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November 16, 2012 6:18:49 PM

TomDray said:
thanks i will try that.

I just had a crazy thought will my motherboard be able to upgrade to an i5 / i7 or do i have to just buy another computer so i won't get the bottlenecking from my current processor.


Your motherboard won't support i5/i7.

pretty much you'll have to buy a new computer. (or build one yourself cause it will be way easier to upgrade later on)
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November 16, 2012 7:53:41 PM

true do you know any good websites where i can build my own computer
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November 16, 2012 8:08:26 PM

TomDray said:
true do you know any good websites where i can build my own computer


He means buy the parts and build it at home.
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November 16, 2012 8:15:43 PM

oh ok is there any good websites to get computer parts for cheap
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November 16, 2012 8:20:51 PM

thanks
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