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Upgrade for Dell XPS 8300

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Will the EVGA 02G-P4-2663-KR Geforce GTX 660 FTW Signature 2 2GB GDDR5 192-bit PCI-E 3.0 x16 HDCP and the Cooler Master eXtreme Power Plus RS-550-PCAR-E3 550w ATX12V V2.3 power supply work in my Dell XPS 8300 computer. I ordered it late March 2012 and received it mid April 2012.
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Re: Upgrade for Dell XPS 8300

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Hi FuzzyTrex,

Dell XPS 8300 is shipped with Intel H67 Chipset and has PCI Express x16 card slot for video card expansion options. Dell has tested XPS 8300 with the following video cards :

  • ATI Radeon HD 5450 5670 5770 5870 6670 6770 6870 6950
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT420 GT545 GTS 450 GTX 460 GTX560Ti

Though, Dell has not tested GTX 660 video card with XPS 8300, many users have reported it to be working and compatible with the system.

EVGA GTX 660 requires a minimum of 450W power supply and has a maximum power draw of 140W. As you mentioned you would be upgrading the power supply to 550W, the video card should work with this configuration.

For installing/replacing video card, you may refer to XPS 8300 Service Manual Here.

Note : Please ensure you follow the safety instructions in manual before installing video card.

Hope this helps.

Thanks & Regards,
Sundeep B
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA;India For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here.

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Re: Upgrade for Dell XPS 8300

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Hi FuzzyTrex,

Dell XPS 8300 is shipped with Intel H67 Chipset and has PCI Express x16 card slot for video card expansion options. Dell has tested XPS 8300 with the following video cards :

  • ATI Radeon HD 5450 5670 5770 5870 6670 6770 6870 6950
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT420 GT545 GTS 450 GTX 460 GTX560Ti

Though, Dell has not tested GTX 660 video card with XPS 8300, many users have reported it to be working and compatible with the system.

EVGA GTX 660 requires a minimum of 450W power supply and has a maximum power draw of 140W. As you mentioned you would be upgrading the power supply to 550W, the video card should work with this configuration.

For installing/replacing video card, you may refer to XPS 8300 Service Manual Here.

Note : Please ensure you follow the safety instructions in manual before installing video card.

Hope this helps.

Thanks & Regards,
Sundeep B
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA;India For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here.

FuzzyTrex
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Re: Upgrade for Dell XPS 8300

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Does the xps run a 2.0 pcie slot???

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Re: Upgrade for Dell XPS 8300

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Hi FuzzyTrex,

Apologies for delayed response. XPS 8300 uses Intel H67 Express chipset and supports PCI Express 2.0. For more information, you may refer to link Here.

Hope this helps.

Thanks & Regards,
Sundeep B
#iworkfordell
To know more about Dell Product Support, Drivers & Downloads, Order & Dispatch status -> choose your region USA;India For helpful Dell Support Videos, you may click Here.

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