g.m.h
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.

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packerFan07
2 Iron

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

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

you like that right? get rivatuner and you can OC it yourself Smiley Wink
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g.m.h
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!

 

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packerFan07
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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

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shdbcamping1
2 Iron

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
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contrvlr
2 Iron

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

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shdbcamping1
2 Iron

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

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contrvlr
2 Iron

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

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shdbcamping1
2 Iron

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.

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Message Edited by shdbcamping1 on 10-05-2008 10:48 PM
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