nkr808
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Dell Dimension 5150 Graphics Card Upgrade?

Ok so im planning on installing an nvidia 9800gt or Ati Radeon 4850 to my dell dimension 5150.  Its currently running windows xp professional. I have 4gbs of ram and i upgraded my power supply to 550w. Those were the only 2 things i modified in my comp. It has all the stock fans, processor, heat sink, motherboard. I am wondering the graphics card will fit on my motherboard because it looks like my heatsink for my processor is in the way. Here is a Very rough estimate of the card: 9"x4"x1.1/2" heres a pic of the inside of my computer

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7- Thorium

Re: Dell Dimension 5150 Graphics Card Upgrade?

I have a Dimension E510 which is identical to the 5150.

I have an HD4850 installed in my home built PC and judging from the size I doubt that it will fit in my E510.  I have an older 8600GT in it now and since I built a new PC, that is probably all that will ever be in the E510.



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nkr808
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Re: Dell Dimension 5150 Graphics Card Upgrade?

What about a PNY XLR8 9800GT 1024mb. Its smaller, a bit thinner and only takes up one bay. Heres a video giving you an idea of how big it is. Thanks

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeLeA-k2OL4

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lambdapro
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Re: Dell Dimension 5150 Graphics Card Upgrade?

What will fit is certain GTS250s.  Such as the Gigabyte.  You would want to upgrade the PSU as well.  I have used this BFGTech.  Any good PSU would work, but the graphics card is tricky.  I know that the Gigabyte just fits.  It is the same as a 9800GTX+.

David

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