Mark Welch

Dell XPS 8000 graphics card upgrade

Hi all,

just bought a XPS8000 and will be using for amateur AVCHD video editing. So, I feel the Nvidia GTS240 may fall a little short. 

What's the best bet...sould I install a 2gb, and if so which is suitable?

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Mary G

RE: Dell XPS 8000 graphics card upgrade

Did you buy a used computer? XPS 8000 is from 7 years ago. The latest model is XPS 8900. Ditto for the GT240--neither the computer or the card would be suitable for video editing IMO.

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RE: Dell XPS 8000 graphics card upgrade

BLUERAY AVCHC editing requires much newer hardware.


Blu-ray 3D disc with Hardware Acceleration
The playback of high definition DVD titles requires higher CPU speed. The following is a list of the recommended CPU requirements to play Blu-ray 3D Disc titles:

Intel (Minimum):
Intel Pentium D 950 3.0GHz or above.

Intel (Recommended):
Intel Core i5 650 3.2GHz or above.



Dual or quad core processors recommended 
For the full list of supported processors, please click here

Disc Drive

Blu-ray Disc drive
For more information about supported optical drives, please click here

Graphics Card

For information about the latest graphics card support, please click here

Display Devices

  • HDCP (High-Bandwidth Digital Content Protection) compliant display (DVI, HDMI connections) for digital output

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