g.m.h
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
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contrvlr
2 Iron

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

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mysonic
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
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Otiss
2 Iron

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

Go with the 260, they are so close, you won't notice the difference
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g.m.h
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
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PumpkinPie86
2 Iron

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?
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contrvlr
2 Iron

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

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PumpkinPie86
2 Iron

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?

 

 

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contrvlr
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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

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PumpkinPie86
2 Iron

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.

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