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Replacement for Nvidia 9600 GT


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#1 PatientUser

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:35 AM

Looks like it's time to upgrade my video card again. I'm looking for an improvement in graphics capapbility without a huge increase in power requirement. I'm running a Dell Dimension 9200 so I'm not even sure I can upgrade the PSU since Dell's are notoriously proprietary. Looks like it's just 375W which seems low, even for a Dell. I do have a PCI-e slot which is what the 9600 GT is running in now. Thanks for any input.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:37 PM

The lowly Radeon 6450 requires 400W. There simply isn't anything that can match the performance with the power requirement in the Radeon family. Nvidia does have the GT 440 which would be a bit more powerful. The ASUS ENGT440/DI/1GD5 GeForce GT 440 (Fermi) 1GB would work.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 04:49 PM

I reckon you should get a new power supply. Have you measured the dimensions of the current power supply?

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:04 PM

I hate proprietary equipment from OEM's just for this reason. Looking at the case online, it looks like a standard mid-ATX case, so, it should take a normal PSU, but you should still measure just to make sure.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 05:09 PM

I hate proprietary equipment from OEM's just for this reason. Looking at the case online, it looks like a standard mid-ATX case, so, it should take a normal PSU, but you should still measure just to make sure.

Thank god its a mid-ATX case rather then those stupid small form factors case.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:37 PM

I hate proprietary equipment from OEM's just for this reason. Looking at the case online, it looks like a standard mid-ATX case, so, it should take a normal PSU, but you should still measure just to make sure.


I would say that it is a mid-ATX case. The dimensions, you asked for, you're talking about the actual measurements of the metal box? I have to take it out for a cleaning anyway and could measure that. What about plugs and connectors? Are any of them Dell-only?

And yes, I hate 'em too, but I needed a computer in a pinch and didn't have the time to research - I'd been out of the tech loop for awhile (made my Win98 computer last until 2007). Next computer will be a home build for sure. Having said that, the Dell has served me well and never game me a hitch.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 09:57 PM

Measure the size of the PSU, I doubt Dell would have changed the number of pins on the PSU's motherboard connector. How old is this Dell?

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 10:27 PM

Measure the size of the PSU, I doubt Dell would have changed the number of pins on the PSU's motherboard connector. How old is this Dell?


2007 I believe.

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Posted 04 September 2011 - 11:32 PM

If you have the computer case open, how many pins are on the main connector? It should be 24+4 pin. I don't think Dell was using proprietary PSU's around 2007.

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Posted 05 September 2011 - 01:24 AM

It's all about the money for Dell, they don't want consumers changing out parts, so they want you to buy a new desktop which are utterly crap.

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