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Gesteiger1
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XPS 8700, GTX 1660 6GB, GPU upgrade

I've read about a few upgrades done and shared here and now trying something I'll report back on. I bought MSI GTX 1660, 6GB DDR5 192 bit I ordered the 128 bit but this is what was sent. The PSU required is 450 so that's ok, I'm concerned about the 192-bit bus. I need to order a Dual 6pin to 8 pin adapter then will give it a try. If, if this works this 5-year-old dell will be kicking?. I'll report back tomorrow. this is just for FYI, 

Update: Installed the card works great easy install just needed a duel 6 to 8 pin to convert power cable. Benchmarks are surprising for this XPS8700 However 2 days later while pushing the Graphics it started to Reboot. I ran System diags in a 20 min loop and all is well till I push the GPU to its limits. So I'm currently debugging this. Thinking maybe the PSU 460W has too many devices drawing current, the GPU needs 450W. I have a USB bank of 6 Flash drives need to disconnect then push GPU, I'll be back.

Update: I run the system through a 2-hour diagnostic test then the Video separate with no problems. Maybe it was simply not seated well. I have no problems now for about 10 days I guess. So, in Summary, the upgrade works! I'm adding an AX WiFi6 card today and a New Router RAX 80 NetGear nighthawk.

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Re: GPU Upgrade

Umm...it's a violation of the forum's Terms of Use to use character substitutions in a word that would otherwise have been censored. 

Please edit your post and remove...

Ron

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Gesteiger1
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Re: GPU Upgrade

thanks for letting me know and not just deleting. Now reads <Profanity removed>? that's ok right?

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ksav79
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Re: GPU Upgrade

I was looking at my XPS 8700’s motherboard specs and the GTX 1660 specs, and decided it looks like it should work. Then I decided to Google and found your post. Now I know it will work. 
Thank you for sharing!

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savvy2
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Re: XPS 8700, GTX 1660 6GB, GPU upgrade

video AUX power.

splitters are ok on your low power card, 120w,

but not my 300 watt card. I need at least 4 yellow wires, end to end no splitter allowed.

run FURMARK , to test 3D full load,  then know if the PC BSODS or overheats, if yes, we fix that next.

doing desktop work means nothing with that  card. 2d is nothing.

I am not Dell, I am retired from this industry since 2009,
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mag_vinicius
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Re: XPS 8700, GTX 1660 6GB, GPU upgrade

Could you help me? I just bought a GALAX GTX 1660 for my XPS 8700 and now my system is rebooting, what did you do to fix it?

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Re: XPS 8700, GTX 1660 6GB, GPU upgrade

@mag_vinicius  -

  • Always mention version of Windows in your posts.
  • When is it "rebooting"? While it's running or is it just rebooting over/over when you first turn it on?
  • Did you try clearing BIOS?
  • Did you disable Secure Boot in BIOS setup?
  • Did you load the Galaxy driver(s)?

Ron

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   I am not a Dell employee

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oneilb
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Re: XPS 8700, GTX 1660 6GB, GPU upgrade

Hello, I was just wondering if you had to upgrade your PSU after all?  I have just done the same GPU upgrade to an MSI gtx 1660 Ventus and my PC is crashing under graphical load.  Do you have any update? Thanks! @Gesteiger1 

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