Brandon C
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Dell XPS 8500 - Question RE: Upgrade of Graphics Card

Hi everyone,

Firstly, I'd like to thank you for your time.

My question is whether I could upgrade my PC from a Nvidia GeForce 640 GT to a Nvidia GeForce 960 GTX in my current setup without making any other changes (mainly power supply concerns).

My current specifications:

Dell XPS 8500 Mini-tower

Evo 500 GB SSHD (upgrade from stock 2 TB Seagate HD 7200 RPM)

3rd Gen Intel Core i7-3770 processor 3.40 GHz w/ Turbo Boost 2.0 to 3.90 GHz

12GB DDR3 SDRAM @ 1600MHZ (2 x 2 GB + 2 x 4 GB)

Nvidia GeForce 640 GT 1GB GDDR5 (Windows 8)

Windows 8 64 Bit

- I have not checked which power supply my system has as I have been told (hopefully true even on the older versions) that it is a 470 W Power Supply

I would prefer not to change too many things in my system as it has worked very well for me.

I am wondering whether I would be able to run a Nvidia GeForce 960 GTX that only carries a recommended wattage of 400 W or would any of the other parts in my computer conflict.

Sorry if I provided too much information but wanted to be sure. Thank you so much for any replies.

- Brandon C