Kind of a noob when it comes to upgrading hardware. Just upgraded from Bios A10 to A13. What do i have to do to upgrade my GPU? I currently have a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750TI and want to upgrade to somewhere in the 1060 to 1080 range without having to do a complete overhaul. Here are the rest of my specs.
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Professional
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name GILSCOMPUTER
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model XPS 8700
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790 CPU @ 3.60GHz, 3601 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A13, 6/13/2018
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name GilsComputer\Jhnm
Time Zone Pacific Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 9.50 GB
Total Virtual Memory 31.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 22.3 GB
Page File Space 16.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Any help as to what to do and what GPUS i can use without having to buy a new motherboard or chassis is welcomed.
The power supply in your 8700 is a 460W and if you don't want to replace the PSU then the GTX 1060 will be fine. The requirements for the 1060 are a 400W PSU. You will require a 6 pin (on some models 8 pin) adapter if you don't have the plug already on your PSU. But that adapter usually comes with the graphics card. The 6 GB and 3 GB versions of the card are very similar but for maximum performance choose the 6 GB card which has more CUDA cores. To save money and still get great performance go with the 3 GB card.
Fitting a card is easier if its a short one.
BIOS update is recommended. A11 is needed for Windows 10.
So this GPU will work with my current motherboard and I don't have to upgrade my power supply? And if that is the case, can you recommend a GPU installation tutorial video?
Secure boot must be off and legacy option roms on.
I am also in the middle of upgrading my GPU on a 8700, & want to stress that you need to measure the space inside the PC before you buy. I was looking at the GTX 1060, but have not yet found one that will fit as it needs to be shorter than ~165mm in my setup. The GTX 1050 Ti is not as good, but a couple of brands have 1050 minis around 145mm or so.
But your setup may have more clearance than mine. Check it out first.