Found 27th Sep 2008
looking for a a desent graphic cards for this system,i understand it only has a 350 psu,,anyone recommend a card or do i have to upgrade the psu as well,dont really want to do that as its just out the box.

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The quad should come with a 450w psu.

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GAVINLEWISHUKD;3065870

The quad should come with a 450w psu.



its a dell!;-)

having said that i havent looked!

Hi RFC I have a couple of graphics cards available for grabs.

The 7950 GT only uses about 65 watts at peak I believe, yet can still handle the likes of COD4 etc.
hotukdeals.com/for…880

Or got an 8800GS
hotukdeals.com/for…863

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UberTiger;3066135

Hi RFC I have a couple of graphics cards available for grabs.The 7950 GT … Hi RFC I have a couple of graphics cards available for grabs.The 7950 GT only uses about 65 watts at peak I believe, yet can still handle the likes of COD4 etc.http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245880Or got an 8800GS http://hotukdeals.com/forums/showthread.php?t=245863



looking for something a wee bit more powerful mate ,cheers:thumbsup:

Just unscrew the side of the case, the PSU will have a big label on with it's power rating and the amperage it can provide on the +12V rail (if it's got +12V1, +12V2 etc. then all them up).

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EndlessWaves;3067358

Just unscrew the side of the case, the PSU will have a big label on with … Just unscrew the side of the case, the PSU will have a big label on with it's power rating and the amperage it can provide on the +12V rail (if it's got +12V1, +12V2 etc. then all them up).



just did it its 350 watts,bummer!

RFC;3066606

looking for something a wee bit more powerful mate ,cheers:thumbsup:



No worries...just thought they might suit you as if you go to something more like an 8800GT you might start to push your PSU and have to swap that out too.

GL anyway :thumbsup:

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UberTiger;3068689

No worries...just thought they might suit you as if you go to something … No worries...just thought they might suit you as if you go to something more like an 8800GT you might start to push your PSU and have to swap that out too.GL anyway :thumbsup:



cheers!:thumbsup:

i may be selling an 8800GTS BFG graphics card, just took it out of my dell quad 530 just like urs. 450w

Just took it out now, run perfectly. amazing machine with the GPU in it.

RFC;3068615

just did it its 350 watts,bummer!



It doesn't matter what it's rated at, the important bit is how many amps (A) it can provide at +12v. For a 9600GT/8800GT you need 26A, for a 4850 you need 30A. Some 350W PSUs are perfectly capable of providing 26A.

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EndlessWaves;3069623

It doesn't matter what it's rated at, the important bit is how many amps … It doesn't matter what it's rated at, the important bit is how many amps (A) it can provide at +12v. For a 9600GT/8800GT you need 26A, for a 4850 you need 30A. A 350W PSU is perfectly capable of providing 26A.



thanks for your help mate appreciate it!:thumbsup:

I'm running a Q6600 and a 8800GTX (Dell Dimension 9200) from what i would prsume is the same 350w PSU.
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