Bhuel Buss
2 Bronze

Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

I have an XPS 8300 at home and I'm trying to upgrade it to a newer video card, but it fails to post.  I've tried 2 brands of AMD RX 460 4GB cards. Both will power on, system powers on, but never posts to the DELL screen. Card is tightly seated, RAM isn't loose, 6-pin is connected, etc.  PSU is a 700W so that shouldn't be an issue. I've read that this systems' motherboard is iffy with certain PCI-e 3.0 cards, so wondering if anyone knows a card that would work?  I'm don't care if it's AMD or nVidia, just looking at something around the $150 price range like the RX 460 was, maybe a 1050ti.  Right now I put the old GTX 460 I have in it and it boots up fine.

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Fofini
2 Bronze

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

Hey man, I recently bought the 1050ti after the rx 460 I bought yesterday failed to post. Seems we have the exact same problem. The 1050ti will arrive tuesday and I will keep you posted. Let me know what you'll next. Thanks!

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rdunnill
6 Indium

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

The card might be incompatible.

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Fofini
2 Bronze

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

any reason as to why that may be the case? Have you tried it out or seen others with success with the 1050ti?

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speedstep
8 Krypton

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

There are others on the forum that had zero issues with 1050Ti, 1060, 1080 etc.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/p/19998685/20959594

 

 

The issue with ATI  R series cards is inabilty to do DOS VESA mode 103 and therefore post and BIOS setup NEVER happens.

 

Sapphire support is less than helpful on this issue.

 


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Fofini
2 Bronze

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

Well then it sounds like the 1050ti will (hopefully) work on my xps 8300 system. Thank you for your reply. I will keep this thread updated so it can hopefully help another user. Earliest will be Tuesday which is when I get my 1050ti but school and work will probably get in the way.

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Fofini
2 Bronze

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

Okay card arrived sooner than expected and I managed to install it today. The EVGA NVIDIA 1050ti is confirmed working on my Dell XPS 8300 with A06 BIOS and 0Y2MRG motherboard. Hope this helps others!

AlexHH
2 Bronze

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

I just ordered this card on your recommendation for my same PC. Fingers crossed, and thank you for posting!

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Fofini
2 Bronze

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

You're welcome! The 1050ti runs great on my system and I hope it does for yours as well! Easy installation and runs games very smoothly so far though I haven't gotten to testing very intensive games yet. Let the thread know how your experience goes!

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speedstep
8 Krypton

RE: Compatible video card for an XPS 8300

I recommend this card for most Dells.  Its a MINI ITX version so it fits into systems with short slots.

https://www.amazon.com/ZOTAC-GeForce-DisplayPort-128-bit-ZT-P10510A-10L/dp/B01MCU1ERO

 



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