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November 30th, 2016 19:00

XPS 8300, MSI GeForce GTX 1060 6GB, works


I have XPS 8300 purchased in 2011. I'm considering to upgrade graphic card to GTX 1050 Ti, but there are some concerns about modern cards not supporting older version of the BIOS (Legacy vs UEFI).

Current system is:

i7 2600, 8GB

Motherboard: Intel 0Y2MRG

Video Card: Radeon HD 6770

PSU: 460W

Is there a way to know if such card will work on my system (PSU can be also upgraded if required, but this is not a main issue)? Most outlets do not allow return for opened boxes...



December 3rd, 2016 18:00

I ended up buying 1060 and it is working fine:


There is no any switch in the card, it just works.

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August 20th, 2017 10:00

I know this is an old question, I am resurrecting, but I found it while wondering the same thing. I just finished installing a Gigabyte Geforce GTX 1050 Ti 4gb in a Dell XPS 8300. It works great, I saw no switch that had to be flipped. I just popped it in, and it works. The version I bought is the single fan, 1442 overclock low profile version. It.s much smaller than the original card, and does not require the secondary power plug. However, if you do get one that has secondary power, the original card in the dell had a secondary power plug hooked up.

So the short answer is yes, a 1050 Ti works in this computer.

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December 1st, 2016 10:00

The video card must have the Legacy/UEFI bios switch on the card.

You will need to check with the specific manufacturer of the video card to see pictures of the video card. For example, if EVGA is selling a GTX 1050 Ti, you would search on the EVGA site.

According to Toms Hardware =
So far just a few cards are verified working in older Dells (without UEFI) those are:
MSI GeForce GTX 960 GTX 960 GAMING 100ME 2GB 128-Bit GDDR5
SAPPHIRE TRI-X OC 100362-2SR Radeon R9 290 4GB 512-bit GDDR5

Dell validated PCIe x16 2.0 video cards on the 460w power supply =
KP8GM AMD Radeon HD5450 M114a/ML114a
HWHRN AMD Radeon HD5670 M206
GCJ42 AMD Radeon HD5770 P120A Juniper XT
2XTG4 AMD Radeon HD5870 U121A Cypress
HCVMH AMD Radeon HD6450 M116 & ML116 Caicos
8F60V AMD Radeon HD6670 M208a
8PJF8 AMD Radeon HD6770
Y9XH7 AMD Radeon HD6870 P125A Barts XT
4VDWW AMD Radeon HD6950 CaymanPRO for Single or Dual Card Config

VH86X Nvidia G405 M116n
YVMC0 Nvidia G405 ML116n
X78HM Nvidia GT420 M207
7K9GX Nvidia GTS450 P120N
GR23P Nvidia GTX460 P202N
FH75P Nvidia GT530 M208N
0N3PJ Nvidia GTS545
WGP2G Nvidia GTX560Ti D13U-15 Titanium

Retail video cards reported by users to work with our 460w power supply =
Nvidia GeForce GT 740
Nvidia GeForce GTX 760
Nvidia GeForce GTX 770
AMD Radeon HD7750/250E

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December 4th, 2016 13:00

Thanks! Should help other XPS 8300 owners.

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September 14th, 2017 08:00

Could anyone who got a modern gpu to work (especially a 1050 ti) share the version of their bios? I'm on A03 and I'm wondering if I'll have to update it to A06.

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