Upgrading video card and more for Dell XPS 420 Tags: Graphics Cards Dell Studio Xps Graphics Product Last response: June 25, 2012 11:36 PM in Graphics & Displays Share Exar0s June 25, 2012 8:30:16 PM Hey, I am new here so thanks for all the help in advance. I purchased a Dell XPS 420 several years ago and am now looking into upgrading it for some gaming (Skyrim, SWToR etc). Here is the basic details of the unit: Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Edition Processor: Intel Quad CPU Q6600 @2.40 GHz 2.39 GHz CPU Type: 2x , 2400 MHz (7 x 343) Motherboard Name: Dell Dell XPS420 (Not sure how to locate the Mother Board details) Video Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO (I know . . . ) Monitor: Dell E228WFP [NoDB] (KU3117BN0BUL) RAM: 3.0 GB I do not know how to look up my power supply either >_< My main question is would I be able to upgrade the V-CARD and RAM/Power Supply to meet the requirements to play games such as Skyrim and SWToR? Or would I be better off purchasing a new PC? I do not have the funds for a new $800+ PC. This is why I would rather upgrade if possible. If you need more info on my PC please ask and if possible tell me how to find it for you. I have been away from PC gaming for some time and I'm not very smart when it comes to the inside of a PC. Thanks! More about : upgrading video card dell xps 420 esrever a c 92 U Graphics card June 25, 2012 9:01:17 PM you should be able to just throw in a graphics card like the 7770 and have it run all the games you need. purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card June 25, 2012 9:12:45 PM I agree with esrever.Either a 7750 or a 7770 should be able to work with your current PC.I would say the max you would want to put in that PC(with a new PSU) would be a 6870 or GTX560.Anything more than that would get bottlenecked by your CPU. What is your budget? Related resources Dell XPS 420 Video Card Upgrade - Forum I want to upgrade my Dell XPS 420 's Card and Supply. - Forum XPS 420 375 watt psu video card upgrade - Forum Upgrading Graphics Card on a old 2008 Dell XPS 420 - Forum Radeon 6670 in Dell XPS 420 ? - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Exar0s June 25, 2012 10:16:26 PM I really do not want to go over $300. I imagine that I will need a new power supply to run a newer video card. I looked at mine about a year ago and I remember that it was not very high. What would be an ideal video card and power supply for about $300? I could go a little over if needed but not much. How strong of a power supply would I need for the 7750 or 7770? purple stank a c 214 U Graphics card June 25, 2012 10:45:40 PM Your current PSU should be enough to power a 7750 and maybe a 7770 depending.What you can do is take the side panel off of your case and look at the wattage on the PSU.Their should be a chart. Honestly I would just buy a 7750 and save enough money for a new PC.But if you wanted to just limp along with a better GPU here's what you could do... XFX DD 6870 $170=$140 after MIR + Free Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Corsair TX750 $110=$90 after MIR + Free Shipping http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168... Total comes to $280 before MIR's.The PSU is a bit overkill but that's one of the most lasting componets of a PC.The technology barely changes over time.And you have money to spare for it. Exar0s June 25, 2012 11:36:49 PM I will have to look at the PSU when I get home from work tonight. Thanks for all the advice so far! Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources Which processor can I upgrade to for my Dell XPS 420 ? Forum Should I upgrade my Dell XPS 420 with bigger CPU or New MB and CPU?? Forum Can you upgrade PSU in Dell xps 420 ? Forum Video Card upgrade for Dell XPS 420 Forum Adding a upgraded video card to a Dell XPS 420 , Can a ATI card work? Forum Ok now I am ready to upgrade my video card in my Dell XPS420 Forum Upgrading my Dell XPS 420 Graphics Card - Please Help Forum Which memory modules will work in a Dell XPS 420 ? Forum Dell XPS 420 ....the next step! Forum Upgrading my Dell xps 420 Forum Will a PCIe 3.0 card work in a PCIe x16 slot? Forum Will this graphics card fit in this case? Forum Did intel dz68bc supports gddr5 graphics card Forum [Solved] Can I add a graphics card to my computer? Forum [Solved] Best Gaming Video for under 280? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Graphics & Displays categories Ati GPUs Graphics Cards Gtx HD Monitors SLI Crossfire Tuner Cards Radeon Video Diamond Multimedia Matrox Nvidia Palit PowerColor Asus Games !