[Solved] Will a dell XPS 8300 run a GTX 560 ti

i have a dell 8300 with a 300 psu, will it run a geforce gtx 5550 ti
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  1. what are the specs on the pc? there are a few different cpus that this pc comes with....give us the rest of the pc specs...the 550ti requires a 6 pin pcie power connector so you will have to look in the case and see if the stock psu comes with one...but I would recomend getting a new psu at least 400 watts...400watts is the min requirement for the card you could squeek by with lower wattage but I wouldnt risk it
  2. I have look into the unit but i HAVE A RADEON HD 6450 installed, i assuming there a 6 pin power connect. what will be the problem if i installed the gtx 550, will it just not run or cause other problem with my computer, thanks
  3. the problem would be that your pc cannot give the gpu enough power to run....the 6450 doesnt require a pcie power connector so chances are the psu you have doesnt have one but I would still check to make sure...if it doesnt you may be able to replace the psu with one that does then you would have no problem installing the new card
  4. Get a HD7750, it doesn't require any power connectors and uses 43w. That's only 17w more than the card you have now.
  5. +1 to geekapproved that is your other option if you dont want to get a new powersupply...just keep in mind you will be losing performance
  6. drums101 said:
    the problem would be that your pc cannot give the gpu enough power to run....the 6450 doesnt require a pcie power connector so chances are the psu you have doesnt have one but I would still check to make sure...if it doesnt you may be able to replace the psu with one that does then you would have no problem installing the new card



    Carefull on the new PSU!!!! Dell use proprietry PSU (if memory serves me correctly, so you would have to purchase a new one from them, at a premium too, knowing Dell!!! :(
  7. you are correct keith12 dell likes to use proprietary psus...sometimes they are the same size as standard psus so you can replace them easily but often its a weird size so it makes it much harder to replace.
  8. drums101 said:
    +1 to geekapproved that is your other option if you dont want to get a new powersupply...just keep in mind you will be losing performance


    Losing performance? How is that?
  9. drums101 said:
    you are correct keith12 dell likes to use proprietary psus...sometimes they are the same size as standard psus so you can replace them easily but often its a weird size so it makes it much harder to replace.


    Newer Dells made in the last few years are standard atx. If he goes with the 7750 he doesn't need a new psu at all.
  10. geekapproved said:
    Losing performance? How is that?



    my apologies that was a poorly worded comment. I meant that he should keep in mind that if he goes for an option that doesnt require a 6 pin power cable (like a 7750) he will be getting less performance than a 550ti
  11. The 550ti is barely faster than a 7750 (800mhz core)

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/535?vs=541

    The 7750 (900 core) is faster than 550ti.

    http://www.anandtech.com/bench/Product/614?vs=541
  12. the benches that you shared definitely make it seem closer than I thought it was..I read a couple of reviews that show more of a performance difference between the two...heres an example

    http://www.pcworld.com/article/254301/amd_radeon_hd_7750_review_a_minimal_graphics_upgrade.html

    it shows a 10fps increase which is close to 30% difference in speed. I have never used either of these cards so I cannot say for sure.
  13. that's just one game, you can't judge a cards speed by one game.

    If you overclock it, or get the 900mhz one, it'll be faster too.
  14. thanks for all the help, but i discovered that instead of a 300 psu , dell give me a 460, that was not on the original invoice and i did have a 6 pin connector, installed the 550 ti and so far it run fine
  15. thats good glad it worked out and it saved you some cash not having to buy a new psu....win win
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