RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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Ok I took this photo. You can see the "lever" to the back of the card.

As I wrote before, I pressed this lever towards the card & tried pulling the card up, but it felt still very fixed!

Any help you can give me how to remove the card is much appreciated. I am naturally concerned not to do any damage to the Mobo by pulling too hard 

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RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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UPDATE: After looking at some YouTube videos about removing Graphics cards, I found one showing a similar lever to the one in our 580. In this video you had to pull the lever away from the card. Can you confirm that this is the case with the 580?

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Hi, Please look at this video, the lock is similar and the its pressed away from the card, though its a short video,


but at the 6th second you can see the clip being pushed.

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RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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Hi,

Ok thank you - I will try to remove the card on a "down" day in the office .-)

And some quick return questions regarding possible graphics card upgrades.

  • You suggested the HD 5670 1GB. I see a lot of different views  as to if it needs a 300 watt psu (as in our 580 MT) or a 400 W psu. Is this card definitely OK in our Computer? And GDDR5 or GDDR3 version?
  • The nVidia GT220 1GB - is that the DDR2 or the DDR3 version?
  • And regarding the GT 710 2 GB that you said was not compatible - I am just interested - is it a BIOS problem?

Thanks again for your continued help!

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RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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Hello, 

Sure do give it a try. 

As per the vendor website it says it needs a 500W PSU, However the hd5670 is a low profile card, so it only can get 75watt from the PCIE slot, so thats good. Its a GDDR5.

GT220 is a DDR3 memory version.

For the third question its as simple Dell didn't test the card, though we have come across few across upgrading to parts which are not tested by Dell, for few it was a success but for few its a nil to no success.

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RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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Fabulous - thank you for the updated information - I will write again after I check out removing the old card, & trying a new one :-)

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RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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Sure, will wait for your reply.

DELL-Hemalatha P
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RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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Hi by when can you try the new card?
Await your response.

DELL-Hemalatha P
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RE: Upgrade Graphics Card on Dell Inspiron 580 MT

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Hi,

Still waiting for the new card to arrive - as I will be away on business this weekend, probably Tuesday next week. But I will write to let you know how it went :-)

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Sure. have a good one.

DELL-Hemalatha P
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