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November 22, 2012 4:25:04 PM

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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November 22, 2012 6:14:49 PM

what do u want a graphics card for??
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November 22, 2012 9:11:27 PM

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=N82E168...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
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November 23, 2012 5:21:34 PM

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.
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November 23, 2012 5:28:41 PM

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=N82E168...
And then lookout for a 7850 or 650 ti.
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November 23, 2012 8:23:58 PM

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!
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November 23, 2012 10:44:28 PM

I think I am going to go with the 7750. It uses less power and requires only one slot. Thanks all.
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November 23, 2012 10:51:08 PM

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.
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November 24, 2012 2:10:33 AM

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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