Highlighted
2 Bronze

XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

Hi,

 

I'm just wondering if a NVIDIA GTX260 would work with my XPS 420 (425W PSU)?  I've search the forum and online but can't seem to find any definite information.

 

Cheers

 

update:

 

SUCCESS!

 

/me hugs his Dell with the following specs;

 

Core 2 Quad 2.4 @ 3.0 GHz (Simple Q6600 tape mod applied)

4 GB RAM

896 MB EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition

1 TB HDD

BD Drive

Dell Accellerator

Hauppauge HDTV Card

Sound Blaster X-fi Sound Card

... blah ... blah ... blah

+ 24" Dell UltraSharp Monitor

 

So there you go guys, if you're looking for a nice video card upgrade I can confirm the EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition works with the 425W PSU that comes with the 420.

 

I've now been running this machine for a few days and I can say both the Q6600 mod and the GTX 260 work perfectly.

Message Edited by g.m.h on 10-06-2008 01:20 PM
0 Kudos
22 Replies
Highlighted
5 Rhenium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

The GTX 260 uses 3 amps (36 watts) less power than the 3870X2 that is offered with the XPS420.

As shown in the power consumption chart here.

 Asus Rampage Formula

Q9650 @ 4.05

2x2 g Corsair Dominators

WD 640 Black

GTX 260 C216 @ 711/1533/1151

Antec TPN 750w

0 Kudos
Highlighted
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

It based on that Chart. I will go with GTX 280 .. having dilemma wheter GTX 260 or GTX 280. I also having XPS 420 with 425 W
0 Kudos
Highlighted
3 Cadmium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

Go with the 260, they are so close, you won't notice the difference
0 Kudos
Highlighted
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

Thanks for your help guys.  I'm in Australia and once the GTX 260 Core 216s turn up at retail here I'll grab 1 and post my results.

 

update: I've placed an order for an EVGA GeForce GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked.  Once it arrives I'll let you know how I go.

Message Edited by g.m.h on 10-01-2008 01:27 PM
0 Kudos
Highlighted

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

The ATI 4870 x2 doesn't look like it uses that much power, could a dell 425w PSU support it? If not, could you link to some compatible PSU's that may be suited for the job?
0 Kudos
Highlighted
5 Rhenium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260


@PumpkinPie86 wrote:
The ATI 4870 x2 doesn't look like it uses that much power, could a dell 425w PSU support it? If not, could you link to some compatible PSU's that may be suited for the job?
I think you would be pushing way too hard if you try that.

The Antec EA 650 is a good psu at a pretty good price

See it here

Read about it here 

Buy it here

 

 Asus Rampage Formula

Q9650 @ 4.05

2x2 g Corsair Dominators

WD 640 Black

GTX 260 C216 @ 711/1533/1151

Antec TPN 750w

0 Kudos
Highlighted

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

Thanks for that, I think I may go for this PSU. You may have seen my thread about abn OCZ PSU I bought, it made my fans run at 100%... I believe the Antec is tried and tested in the 420, correct?

 

 

0 Kudos
Highlighted
5 Rhenium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260


@PumpkinPie86 wrote:

Thanks for that, I think I may go for this PSU. You may have seen my thread about abn OCZ PSU I bought, it made my fans run at 100%... I believe the Antec is tried and tested in the 420, correct?

 


 I just read it.

 Don't understand why it would cause the fan to run like that, it's just another standard ATX psu.

 I recommended the Antec because it's a good psu with more power than you need at a good price.

 

 Asus Rampage Formula

Q9650 @ 4.05

2x2 g Corsair Dominators

WD 640 Black

GTX 260 C216 @ 711/1533/1151

Antec TPN 750w

0 Kudos
Highlighted

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

Yeah, I'm no expert on computers but I can't see why it would do that either, maybe the PSU  was just faulty somehow? It only affected the fan which was connected to the motherboard, the other fans that I connected directly to the PSU itself ran fine, as did the GPU fan. 

 

I tried it several times though, checking connections, reebooting, checked BIOS for any problems. One strange thing to note is that CPU-ID reported my processor as running at 1.5ghz with the OCZ and when I connected the Dell PSU up it went back up to 2.4ghz. I'm just glad no harm was done.

 

Anyhow..thread derailed. I just ordered the Antec, it was a lot cheaper than the OCZ. Thanks for the advice.

0 Kudos
Highlighted
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

SUCCESS!

 

/me hugs his Dell with the following specs;

 

Core 2 Quad 2.4 GHz

4 GB RAM

896 MB EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition

1 TB HDD

BD Drive

Dell Accellerator

Hauppauge HDTV Card

Sound Blaster X-fi Sound Card

... blah ... blah ... blah

+ 24" Dell UltraSharp Monitor

 

So there you go guys, if you're looking for a nice video card upgrade I can confirm the EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition works with the 425W PSU that comes with the 420.

0 Kudos
Highlighted
4 Tellurium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

what card did you upgrade from? Is the card noticably faster? Runs hotter / cooler? Fans louder?

 

I am, wondering what you have seen after a few days as I was thinkinh of this upgrade myself....

 

thanks in advance

XPS 420 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit - Q6700 - 8 GB 800 MHZ Mushkin RAM - 2 500 GB Samsung - 425 Watt PSU

Nvidia 8800gt - 24" Gateway LCD

0 Kudos
Highlighted
3 Cadmium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

you like that right? get rivatuner and you can OC it yourself Smiley Wink
0 Kudos
Highlighted
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

@packerFan07

 

I upgraded from a 9800GT, I found the card lacking at 1920x1200.

 

The EVGA GTX 260 Core 216 Superclocked Edition is heaps faster than the 9800GT at 1920x1200.  Every game I have including Crysis (using DX9, everything on High) is playable at my 24" 2408WFPs native res.  I've noticed no changes at all with my computer, no louder, no fans kicking in.

 

I'm extremely happy with the upgrade and would recommend it to anyone.

 

My computer has a Q6600 and I applied the tape mod to that once I was happy with my GTX upgrade.  So now I've got a computer running at 3 GHz per core, with a great graphics card.  XPS 420s really do rock!

 

0 Kudos
Highlighted
4 Tellurium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

thanks for the quick reply.

 

I currently have the 8800 gt and use 1920 X 1200 resolution on a 24" display. I have already gone 64-bit, added a sound card, and 8 gb RAM, leaving the video card and processor next on the list...

 

I was worried about a couple of capacitors on the MB - they looked close to being on the way...

XPS 420 with Vista Ultimate 64-bit - Q6700 - 8 GB 800 MHZ Mushkin RAM - 2 500 GB Samsung - 425 Watt PSU

Nvidia 8800gt - 24" Gateway LCD

0 Kudos
Highlighted
3 Cadmium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

contrvlr,
Is that PSU a confirmed working PSU for the XPS420? 420 is a BTX Proprietary MOBO and hard to find a ATX PSU that works. I have the 425W PSU and am in advance looking to a PSU upgrade as I have a 9800GX2 coming from New Egg. I may be pushing the 425W PSU... Have to wait and see. If it has been confirmed to work, That'll be the best news I've heard since... ever.
Thanx in advance
Sean
0 Kudos
Highlighted
5 Rhenium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

The Dell has a proprietary motherboard but uses a standard ATX power supply.

If you check the XPS FAQ you'll find a PCP&C Silencer 500D listed, the "D" meaning Dell, the only difference between it and the regular Silencer 500 is the lack of a switch.

 Asus Rampage Formula

Q9650 @ 4.05

2x2 g Corsair Dominators

WD 640 Black

GTX 260 C216 @ 711/1533/1151

Antec TPN 750w

0 Kudos
Highlighted
3 Cadmium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

contrvlr,

Plugs and wires are the same? I've been searching for a higher than 500W PSU since i received this 420. The GPU cards will only get more PSU hungry. If the Antec EA 650 is a shoe in... my search is over for the life of this rig (2 years). It would be a godsend, Do you know anyone running it in the 420?

Sean

0 Kudos
Highlighted
5 Rhenium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

http://www.dellcommunity.com/supportforums/board/message?board.id=Tech_Talk_XPS&message.id=44805&que...

 Asus Rampage Formula

Q9650 @ 4.05

2x2 g Corsair Dominators

WD 640 Black

GTX 260 C216 @ 711/1533/1151

Antec TPN 750w

0 Kudos
Highlighted
3 Cadmium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

contrvlr,

In an XPS forum... That should be a StickySmiley Very Happy

Thanks much

Sean

EDIT: After actually following the Link, it only tells of what PSU's come with the 420 from Dell. Was it the link you meant, cause it showed nothing about retail PSU upgrade compatibility. I'm so hoping that I'm wrong...

EDIT: Sorry contrvlr, Pittsburgh's playing so I only looked at Chris' accepted not the post below that affirms that the PSU works.

Message Edited by shdbcamping1 on 10
Message Edited by shdbcamping1 on 10-05-2008 10:48 PM
0 Kudos
Highlighted
5 Rhenium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260


@shdbcamping1 wrote:

EDIT: Sorry contrvlr, Pittsburgh's playing so I only looked at Chris' accepted not the post below that affirms that the PSU works.


I was running back and forth to the computer and the game as well Smiley Wink

 

I'm a Pats fan, but like to watch Ben play.

 

 Asus Rampage Formula

Q9650 @ 4.05

2x2 g Corsair Dominators

WD 640 Black

GTX 260 C216 @ 711/1533/1151

Antec TPN 750w

0 Kudos
Highlighted
2 Bronze

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

If the PSU able to upgrade with Third Party.. hemm i guess i have to dig outside. 9800GX2.. here i come...:)
0 Kudos
Highlighted
3 Cadmium

Re: XPS 420 (425W PSU) and NVIDIA GTX260

mysonic,

I'm a couple of steps in front of you and already have my GX2 in hand. Visit this thread at RS forums as it may be a huge time savings for you. Lots of information.

http://forums.rampantspeculation.com/showthread.php?goto=newpost&t=2175 .

Sean

0 Kudos