Graphics card upgrade

Hello,

I have a Dell desktop PC Studio XPS 8100, Intel Core i7 860 2.80 GHz with an nVidia GeForce GTS240 1024MB G DDR3 graphics card with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and a 350W power supply.

I would like to upgrade the graphics card. Any suggestions? Is the 350W power supply an issue? I would like to just upgrade the card and not change out the power supply.

Thanks for any suggestions.
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  1. what do u want a graphics card for??
  2. Servo_15 said:
    Hello,

    I have a Dell desktop PC Studio XPS 8100, Intel Core i7 860 2.80 GHz with an nVidia GeForce GTS240 1024MB G DDR3 graphics card with Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and a 350W power supply.

    I would like to upgrade the graphics card. Any suggestions? Is the 350W power supply an issue? I would like to just upgrade the card and not change out the power supply.

    Thanks for any suggestions.


    Either an HD 7750 or a GTX 650 would be acceptable for a 350w PSU.

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150612

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814130827
  3. werewolfyman said:



    Thanks! I will look into it. If the specs state a 400W supply is needed, should that be a concern?
  4. Servo_15 said:
    Thanks! I will look into it. If the specs state a 400W supply is needed, should that be a concern?


    That is a worst case scenario, and it is highly unlikely that power consumption will get that high.
  5. I doubt the 650 will do, because it needs a pci-e 6 pin connector and i'm 100% sure that psu doesn't have one.
    The 7750 amd will be your best card for crappy psu(doesn't need external pci-e connector), although i recommend you change the psu for a decent one like the Corsair CX430 v2 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139026
    And then lookout for a 7850 or 650 ti.
  6. I have a chicony cpb09-001b 350W PSU. I think it does have a pci-e 6 pin?

    Here are the specs:

    http://www.dell.com/us/dfh/p/studio-xps-8100/pd

    PCIe x16 (Graphics): 1 slot

    So the dimensions for the PCI and the graphics card may be an issue?

    Thanks for all the help!
  7. I think I am going to go with the 7750. It uses less power and requires only one slot. Thanks all.
  8. That psu is really bad, even for a 7750 you should buy a new psu like the corsair 430w.
    But if you have a pci-e slot x16 the 7750 will do(doesn't require pci-e 6 pin)but there is a chance that the 7750 might not not powerup.
    There was a guy who had a really cheap crappy 400w psu and could get the 7750 working, only with another psu.
  9. The PSI I have does have a pci-e 6 pin. I will try it out and if any issues I will get the new PSU. I read the reviews on Amazon and Newegg and all seem to have no issues with the 7750 and they have 300W+ PSUs.

    Thanks for the heads up.
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