Dan-H
4 Germanium

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

I have seen reports of GTX 960s in 8300s with the stock power supply.

Return the 370 and pickup an EVGA or MSI GTX 960 and it should drop right in.

I think the AMD R7 370 will need a PSU upgrade and there may be BIOS or driver issues.

On the newer desktops, XPS 8700s are running GTX 760/770/780 GTX960/970/980/980ti with (in most cases) upgraded power supplies.

Haven't seen much action with the 8900s yet.

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7 Plutonium

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

The bios ISSUE with R series that did not exist in the HD 7700 HD6600 HD5000 HD4000 HD3000 HD2000 series is not going away.   Vendors that know this have bios that works either way.

Sapphire support was extremely rude about this saying that there would be no fix.  This leaves people with Older Precision Workstations to have to use OLDER Radeons.  People with Precision 690's and 1000W power supplies are very sad about this.

The only one that had a switch is the HD7900 series for Mac PRO.

In My precision T3400 the issue meant that F2 CMOS Setup no longer worked and it said

DOS VESA MODE 103 Not supported.   Did not have this issue with a specific EVGA GTX 960.  No F2 Bios issues or boot issues or problems.

In older dells like Precision T3400 BIOS A09  I've used an EVGA GeForce GTX 960 SuperSC ACX 2.0+ 2GB GDDR5 128bit,  02G-P4-2966-KR 

http://www.evga.com/Products/Product.aspx?pn=02G-P4-2966-KR


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jd10013
2 Iron

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

So your saying even the newer xps models will not accept a r series card?  Whew, almost bought an 8900 this week.  With this kind of compatibility mess, think i'll go back to HP.

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Cerevok87
1 Copper

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

Would just like to report that the EVGA 750W 110-B1-0750-VR (6.49" long) fit somewhat snugly in my XPS 8300 and the Sapphire R9 290 worked out of the box. Now it does run hot, and when the fan gets up to speeds of 55% or more it is a bit loud, though with a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones it isn't noticeable. I hit temps of 80C~ when playing gta v at 1920x1200 on ultra for a couple hours, going to see if I can fit another fan in the case for good measure.

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Dan-H
4 Germanium

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

I hit temps of 80C~ when playing gta v at 1920x1200 on ultra for a couple hours, going to see if I can fit another fan in the case for good measure.

you might consider a new case. checkout this thread.

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3515/t/19629462

a larger case with a bottom mount PSU will keep the PSU cooler as it will pull air in from the bottom and you can add two or three intake fans which will exhaust the hot air from the graphics card and help keep the rest cool.

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pmhauer
1 Copper

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

WORKS with:

PNY - NVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 2GB GDDR5 PCI Express 3.0 Graphics Card - Black/Blue (from Best Buy, GeForce chat assured me it would work, and it did)

XFX HD 6770 1 GB (works with stock O.E.M.-450W-Power Supply Unit (P.S.U.) even though it asked for 500W)(from Best Buy)

HIS HD 5450 1 GB

Does NOT Work with:

XFX R7 360P 2GB (even with P.S.U. upgraded to 600 W)(black screen of death)

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rymanani
1 Copper

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

I'm having an issue with an Xps 8300. Bought an r9 380, however black screen. Car is upgraded, power supply, but nothing. I've tried switching to legacy mode on the card, bios updated to ao6, uninstalled existing graphics card... Still no luck! Any advice?

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Doctor Demando
1 Copper

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

I bought a PNY GTX 960 2Gb card today and put it in my XPS 8500. It would not post properly. It took a full minute for the card to finally post and I couldn't get into BIOS settings at all. Then I found this forum and upgraded BIOS from A06 to A12 and it works fine. Thanks!!

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cadjack96
1 Copper

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

I have an radeon 5770 HD graphics card, but device manager states it's a 6770 driver I guess.  I keep getting display driver stopped, but now has recovered.  Resolution breaks up, cursor changes to something else, and sometime I have to unplug it several times to get it back working again.  I have no idea what's the problem. Happened when I download windows 10 free.  MSinfo32 doesn't work either, I have a sandy bridge code / core I guess when I use CPU-Z.  That prints out my system information.  Thanks

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hafeezluqman
1 Nickel

RE: XPS 8300/8500/8700, video cards

I have Zotac GTX 1060 Amp Edition in my XPS 8300 and it is working fine with the stock Dell 460w PSU that comes with it. After I Enabled "intel multi-monitor feature" in bios, it detected GTX 1060 card. Before that, it just showed black screen while starting windows. I played  Rise of the tomb raider and GTA V. Absolutely no issues. And I never updated the BIOS of XPS 8300. I think dell is blocking the support of new cards through Bios Update so that we keep buying new computer every 2 years.

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