NEED HELP IF DELL STUDIO 540 CAN RUN A GEFORCE 670?? Tags: CPUs Geforce Last response: November 16, 2012 8:20 PM in CPUs Share TomDray 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 More about : dell studio 540 run geforce 670 killerhurtalot a b à CPUs 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.... TomDray November 16, 2012 5:58:46 AM Thanks killerhurtalot for the response Related resources Adding a graphics card to a dell studio slim 540 s - Forum Upgrading a Dell Studio 540 (Purchased December 2009) - Forum Dell Studio 540 PSU Upgrade - Forum Dell Studio desktop 540 & Q6600 - Forum Updating Dell Studio 540 Video and PSU - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer TestOne 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. TomDray 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 killerhurtalot a b à CPUs 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. TomDray 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. killerhurtalot a b à CPUs 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) TomDray November 16, 2012 7:53:41 PM true do you know any good websites where i can build my own computer samuelspark a b à CPUs 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. TomDray November 16, 2012 8:15:43 PM oh ok is there any good websites to get computer parts for cheap samuelspark a b à CPUs November 16, 2012 8:18:25 PM http://newegg.com/ TomDray November 16, 2012 8:20:51 PM thanks Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumDell Studio Slim 540 s Ram Help ForumGraphics card upgrade for Dell Studio 540 ForumUpgrading GPU in a dell Studio 540 ForumGPU Help - Dell Studio 540 S Slim? ForumHelp : Power Supply for Dell Studio Slim Desktop and GeForce 9600 GT ForumGraphic Card Dell Studio 540 ForumDell Studio 15 with core i5 540 M or i7 720QM ??? ForumUpgrading a Dell Studio 540 graphics card, maybe PSU too ForumDell Studio 540 Forum212 evo fan replacement ForumTower fell off desk - help! ForumWhat sort of power supply would I need? ForumNeed help . Newbie here . Forum[Solved] Can I Max out BF3? ForumDo i need a sound card for an audio interface to run? More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !