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June 19th, 2024 12:44

Purchasing a new PSU for an OptiPlex 7010.

HI.. I have an OptiPlex 7010 full tower with its original stock power supply, and I'm looking to install a new graphics card, specifically the Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB. However, it appears that my current power supply lacks the necessary connector to power this new graphics card. As someone who has never dealt with power supplies before, I'm quite clueless and concerned about potentially damaging my system. Could someone please advise whether Dell sells a compatible power supply for my needs, or if I should consider looking elsewhere? Here's a list of some of my computers specs...

Case: OptiPlex 7010 full tower 
Motherboard: Dell Inc. 0GY6Y8
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3470 CPU @ 3.20GHz
RAM: 16 GB
Current Graphics Card: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Oland GL [FirePro W2100]

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June 19th, 2024 13:13

Dell sells 460w or 850w psu for XPS 8000 series or Alienware which are compatible with Optiplex 7010.  These are off label use.  The optiplex 7010 are not configured to have high power GPUs by Dell.

RX570: Dell 460w ATX psu

https://www.dell.com/en-us/shop/dell-460w-power-supply/apd/gjxn1/computer-chassis-components

Or a reputable name brand psu such as Corsair or EVGA Seasonic ATX psu of 500+ w would be options too.  If you do not want surprise or do not want to try new tech then Dell oem psu would feel more comfortable as they look similar to stock psu with additional 6 pin connectors needed by GPUs.  There is zero risk of damage to your pc when upgrading psu if you ground your hand or wear anti static wrist band before opening pc

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June 19th, 2024 14:18

@redxps630​ Thank you for the reply & for the helpful information. You mention that the "optiplex 7010 are not configured to have high power GPUs by Dell.", does this mean that the "Sapphire Pulse AMD Radeon RX 570 8GB" I have will not work?

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June 19th, 2024 14:32

No, it is just Dell officially has not validated those gpu. This is a 2012 business class model which was originally configured with AMD HD7550 1GB card or the like for office use. Since then many users have successfully upgraded gpu for gaming including GTX or RX 500 series. RX570 will work and it was validated by 7010 users on benchmark.

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June 19th, 2024 14:37

@redxps630​ Okay thanks for the confirmation.

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