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Upgrading Graphics Card & PSU Help


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#1 Brasil96

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Posted 11 June 2012 - 10:19 PM

I am upgrading my on board graphics card to a MSI R6770-MD1GD5. This graphics card was recommended to me by a clerk at CompUsa. Although he recommended this to me, I am still not sure if this graphics card is compatible with my computer specifications. I would like to know if it is. I am also aware that I will need to upgrade my PSU for this graphics card and I am currently searching for one.
Current Computer Specifications:

Dell Inspirion 560
Power Supply Unit: Hipro HP-P3017F3 LF
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.120330-1504)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Dell Inc.
System Model: Inspiron 560
BIOS: Default System BIOS
Processor: Pentium® Dual-Core CPU E6700 @ 3.20GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.2GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Card name: Intel® G45/G43 Express Chips
If you need any more information, please let me know.
Thank you for your time and patience.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 01:21 AM

Yes, that graphics card would be compatible with your system. According to the information you provided, the power supply is 400W+ but on the Dell site it says 300W. If it is a 400W+ then it would probably be able to power it as long it has a 6-pin pci-e power connector.

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#3 Brasil96

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 09:55 AM

The power supply is 300W. I have bought one that is 600W, but it didn't have enough SATA connectors so I will be returning it.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 11:15 AM

if you wondering Graphics cards come with a adapter to PCI-E but you have to make sure its has 2 molex connectors (free)

I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817139020 for a power supply

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:54 PM

Thank you for your time and all your advice. I bought a Corsair TX 750, just in case I need more power for future updates. I have installed all of it and it is working great.

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Posted 13 June 2012 - 11:55 AM

more power on the PSU is always nice in case you want to upgrade your system in the future my personal rulew of thumb is to have 100w EXTRA JUST IN CASE .




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