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Upgrading my video card (XPS 9100)

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I currently have a ATI 5670 graphics card in my studio xps and i wish to install a gtx 650 ti (specifically http://www.amazon.com/EVGA-GeForce-Dual-Link-Graphics-01G-P4-3652-KR/dp/B009KUT3UY).  Anyways I was gonna trade the 5670 with my friend and I wish to knw if my the studio xps has a big enough power supply and if its compatible with the 650 ti.  Thank you.

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RE: Upgrading my video card (XPS 9100)

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The default XPS 9100 525w PSU should fine with the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC, the recommended power supply for this card is 400w.

A 6-pin PCI-E power connector is required for the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC video card, the default 525w unit should have this connector.

Bev. 

 


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The default XPS 9100 525w PSU should fine with the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC, the recommended power supply for this card is 400w.

A 6-pin PCI-E power connector is required for the EVGA GeForce GTX 650 Ti SSC video card, the default 525w unit should have this connector.

Bev. 

 


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Don't get that card.  The new GTX 750 Ti just came out and it has better performance for less money.  Just some friendly advise.  See link.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007709%204294959689&IsNodeId=1&Descri...

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What if I got a more up to date card like the r9 270x (http://www.amazon.com/Sapphire-Version-PCI-Express-Graphics-11217-01-20G/dp/B00B3WTWXU/ref=sr_1_5?ie...)? Would that be compatible with the STUDIO XPS 9100? (i have a i7-930 @2.8ghz)

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You need to check the available free space inside the XPS Studio 9100 chassis for the Sapphire Radeon R9 270X 2GB GDDR5 DVI-I/DVI-D/HDMI/DP Dual-X card, it is 12.5" L, 3.5" W and 6.5" H and requires a power supply with 2 x 6-pin PCIe power connectors, the 525w PSU should have 1 x 6-pin and 1 x 6/8 pin PCI-E power connectors.

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Anyone out there still using a Studio 540 Desktop?? Hell, I've been looking through forums all morning for recent posts, nothing.. Anyways, I've had this 540 since 2009, always loved it never any problems.. People whine about the beeping sounds, little do they know its just the processors waking up ( 4 beeps for 4 processors). To answer your question I recently purchased the GTX 750 TI SC and installed it in my 540.. Runs perfect while running D3 or WoW optimal settings, 160 FPS, even with my <ADMIN NOTE: Profanity removed as per TOU>350 W PSU.. No bottle necking here, the only negative aspect of the new 700 cards from EVGA would have to be the fan noise.. I know the louder it is the better it is, but for this case my 750 TI is reeving its engines.. Never had any problems with my old 550 TI when it came to fan noise. I suspect once EVGA releases their new WHQL driver all will be better. 

  Also, I recently checked my BIOS driver for Studio 540 seems that its out of date.. Current driver is 1.0.1.. Just wondering if anyone knew the changes to recent BIOS updates, if nothing significant then I will leave it alone.

 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti SC

Dell Studio 540 Desktop 

Intel(R) Core (TM)2 Quad CPU Q8200 @ 2.33GHz, 2336 Mhz, 4 Core(s)

Windows 7 Professional  64 Bit

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RE: Upgrading my video card (XPS 9100)

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 The GTX 750 Ti does not require a 6 pin connector and relies on the motherboards power consumption. Cool! as you can see here:

http://youtu.be/4bAUSRx7wF0
 The GTX 750 Ti, is the most power efficient card to date, offering great performance, thanks to it's new Maxwell architecture. 
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Dinofa

You can find the 'fixes and enhancements' to the Studio 540 BIOS here:

http://www.dell.com/support/drivers/us/en/04/DriverDetails/Product/studio-desktop?driverId=R236576&o...

You will note that only one updated 1.1.3 version is available, that has 'added enhancement for CPU function support'.

Bev.

 

 

 


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     Yes, your 525 W PSU is no doubt enough Power to run the GTX 650 TI SSC, if I may add the GTX 750 TI SC does not require a 6 pin PCI-E power connector, I am currently running one in my Studio 540 at 350 W PSU. Last time I checked Newegg was sold out of them, you could try Amazon.

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RE: Upgrading my video card (XPS 9100)

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 Was I right about the "beeping" sounds being the four processors waking ( hints why people are hearing four beeps)? 

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