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  • Dell Studio Xps
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July 30, 2012 11:57:35 PM

I just recently purchased a Dell XPS 8300, and I plan on upgrading it very soon...in fact I just installed a corsair cx600 power supply the other night.
Now I'm waiting for my new card in the mail; I chose a Radeon HD 7850.

I've asked this question before on which card would be suitable for my pc, so now I'm just double checking to be safe.

Here's the card that I ordered. I chose MSI.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I just want to know if this will work in my XPS8300.

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July 31, 2012 12:45:12 AM

Yes, it will work fine, as long as the mobo has a PCI-Express x16 slot (Long slot), then you are good to go. Make sure to connect the PCI-E power connectors into the card and everything should work fine after you install the card and install the correct drivers.
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July 31, 2012 4:21:51 AM

Another thing you may want to watch out for is temperature. A 7850 is quite efficient, but still will run hot. Just be sure that your machine has adequate airflow and does not get clogged up with dust.
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August 10, 2012 12:59:54 AM

Best answer selected by dakzhul.
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