Upgrading GPU for Dell XPS 420 Tags: Graphics Cards Dell Studio Xps GPUs Graphics Last response: September 24, 2012 5:57 PM in Graphics & Displays Share TitaniumBoy September 21, 2012 10:35:14 AM Hi everyone. I currently have a Dell XPS 420 with a Q6600 core2 quad @ 2.4ghz and 4GB of DDR2. At the moment I'm using a palit geforce gt240 1gb ddr3. I'm wanting to upgrade my card to be able to play games such as Guild Wars 2 and Diablo 3 on high settings on a resolution of 1280x1024. I am also planning on upgrading my psu to something around 750watt before hand as I currently have only the stock 375watt stock psu. Any help would be great. Thanks in advance More about : upgrading gpu dell xps 420 | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove auntarie Graphics card Authority September 21, 2012 10:46:41 AM You don't need a lot of graphics power for 1280x1024. A 7770 or a GTX 650 will do just fine. Just make sure you upgrade that PSU. | Report abuse GreenDutchAlien Graphics card Master September 21, 2012 11:07:41 AM If you don't plan on using sli or crossfire 750W is way to much, a Antec, Seasonic, Corsair, XFX or OCZ 500W is more then enough. | Report abuse delluser1 Graphics card Authority September 21, 2012 11:38:05 AM HD7770 or GTX650 would be a good upgrade, neither one of them would require a psu upgrade HD 7770 is rated 10 watts higher than a GT240 GTX650 is rated 6 watts lower | Report abuse Related ressources upgrading GPU on my DELL XPS420 , would it fit it? - Forum Upgrading Dell XPS420 - Forum Upgrading video card and more for Dell XPS 420 - Forum Worth Upgrading My Dell XPS 420 ? - Forum New GPU (~$200 budget for GPU ) Dell xps420 - Forum Ask the community Publish TitaniumBoy September 21, 2012 7:10:34 PM Thanks for all the input guys. From what I've read the 7770 seems to be a good option, might go with that | Report abuse Deemo13 Graphics card Master September 21, 2012 9:00:56 PM If you get the 7770, you might not even have to change the power supply. Dell has a decent track record of good power supplies, and the 7770 only uses 80W of power. | Report abuse daswilhelm Graphics card Expert September 21, 2012 9:17:41 PM agreed, the 7770 would not require a PSU change. i have a 6770 running very well off a dell 375w, and the 7770 uses even less power. | Report abuse determinologyz Graphics card Expert September 21, 2012 9:33:20 PM Dells so limited without changing the psu to get a really up to date insane gpu | Report abuse Deemo13 Graphics card Master September 21, 2012 9:50:07 PM His PSU can run a 7770 just fine. | Report abuse determinologyz Graphics card Expert September 22, 2012 4:19:59 PM Deemo13 said:His PSU can run a 7770 just fine. Yea i know that would work but im talking about for deeper cards like a 7970,7970 or even the deep 8000 series cards he would need to swap psu but i totally agree the 7770 would go easy in his rig | Report abuse Deemo13 Graphics card Master September 22, 2012 7:59:11 PM Well, I figured he wouldn't be putting that on a Core2, but I see your point. | Report abuse TitaniumBoy September 24, 2012 5:45:27 PM I just noticed that both the cards mentioned are pci-e 3.0 and my pc only has pci-e 2.0? Would the 7770 still function in my rig? | Report abuse Deemo13 Graphics card Master September 24, 2012 5:57:32 PM It should function fine yes. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>Graphics & Displays>Upgrading GPU for Dell XPS 420> Related ressources: ForumUpgrading my Dell XPS 420 Graphics Card - Please Help ForumUpgrading PSU in a Dell XPS 420 with from 2years ago. ForumDell XPS 420 cheap upgrades ForumRadeon 6670 in Dell XPS 420 ? ForumDell XPS 420 fan always running at MAX ForumWhich processor can I upgrade to for my Dell XPS 420 ? ForumHelp re-building my Dell XPS 420 ForumVideo Card upgrade for Dell XPS 420 ForumUpgrade my Dell XPS 420 graphics card? gtx 260/power supply? ForumUpgrading XPS 420 to play BF3 and Arma 3 at 1680x1050 ForumMy game is telling me I need to install Physx, but I have an AMD card? ForumGraphics card upgrade for Dell Inspiron i660s-2308BK ForumProblem With GPU, PSU, MOBO or all of the above??? Please help. Forum[Solved] Upgrading to an HDMI graphics card Forum[Solved] Upgrading a Radeon 4350? 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 !