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X51 R?, possible video cards?

Hello,

I require what new upgrade graphics card I should purchase for my X51 computer. It currently is all original from Dell and has a GTX 660 graphics card.

Regards,

JIM

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Re: x51 Cards

Hello,

 

I require what new upgrade graphics card I should purchase for my X51 computer.

 

It currently is all original from Dell and has a GTX 660 graphics card.

 

Regards

 

JIM

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Get a 330watt PSU and a GeForce GTX 1650 and some 32Gb of DDR4 or DDR3 depending on your R1,R2,R3

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Re: x51 Cards

Thanks for your help.

I have this already 450-17828 : Power Supply : Alienware 330W AC Adapter will this suffice?

I think its R1 as it doesnt specify in service tag information and my machine is 2013.

What and where to buy please in the UK?

Many Thanks

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Re: x51 Cards

330W is fine If you have R1 however you will need to replace power board. VFHMM will not do.

vfhmm.jpg

D85RT is the R2 power board. It has heatsink and fan on it.

note I do not work for Dell.

I am not able to tell you all parts for all regions on earth.

 

https://www.alienowners.com/threads/x51-r1-power-board-replacement-r1-vfhmm-with-r2-d85rt.6325/

 

D85RT Power BoardD85RT Power Board

R2 POWER BOARD HAS HEATSINK AND fanR2 POWER BOARD HAS HEATSINK AND fan


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Re: x51 Cards

It can Handle:

GTX 600 series of Desktop Graphics Cards all the way to the GTX 900 Series of Desktop Graphics cards. The power board may need to be replaced though as it will consume more wattage than before and produce more heat so it needs to be cooled.

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Re: x51 Cards

Whats the best card upgrade for a direct swap without changing anything else?

Thanks everyone for the assistance.

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Depends on R1 R2 R3 and power brick.

GT1030 works with all models.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epCx8IjLCS4

 

 

 


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My personal favorite for the R2 and R3 is the GTX 1650.

it is THE MOST POWERFUL PCIe Discrete GPU on the Market!

It doesn’t require power cables either.

Alienware 18 R1 4940MX 4.6GHz, RTX 2080, 32GB DDR3
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M18x R2 3930MX 4.1GHz, SLI GTX 980M, 16GB DDR3 1600MHz
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