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GPU upgrade and RAM increase for a Dell Studio XPS 9100

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#1 Foxxdie


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 12:30 PM

I have no idea what i'm talking about when it comes to building/ upgrading computers, hacking is a totally different story, i know my way around that subject matter, but upgrading my PC i'm clueless. I own a Dell Studio XPS 9100 with an ATI HD Radeon 6750 with 4 gigs ddr3 ram, purchased it 3 years ago when it was an absolute beast of a machine. Unfortunately all that glimmers eventually fades away, and now i find my once monsterously powerful machine out of date.

I have no clue as to how to precide in upgrading my pc. I'd like to stick with an AMD chip,specifically i was eyeballing the 7000 series, but in my inept understanding of building computers i don't know what chip my motherboard could even handle. I don't want a side grade, i want something that'll last into next gen gaming for the next 3-5 years without costing a fortune. To make a long story short(ish) i'd like to install 6-8 more gigs of RAM and a GPU that will be compatible with a Dell XPS 9100 and last several years into the future. Would i need to replace my motherboard to be able to run such a chip, as i do know the motherboard in XPS 9100's support only 1 GIG GPU's, at least that's what i've been told. I sincerely appreciate any advice and or help you could offer.


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#2 hamluis



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Posted 26 October 2012 - 03:09 PM

Listed specs I could find: http://www.theverge.com/products/studio-xps-9100/1024

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#3 killerx525


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Posted 26 October 2012 - 08:18 PM

From some basic information i found, it looks like you have a 525W power supply which your gonna have to upgrade in order to run the high end 7000 series graphics card but first just follow Hamluis's instructions :)

System1: CPU- Intel Core i7-5820K @ 4.4GHz, CPU Cooler- Noctua NH-D14, RAM- G.Skill Ripjaws 16GB Kit(4Gx4) DDR3 2133MHz, SSD/HDD- Samsung 850 EVO 250GB/Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB/Seagate Barracuada 3TB, GPU- 2x EVGA GTX980 Superclocked @1360/MHz1900MHz, Motherboard- Asus X99 Deluxe, Case- Custom Mac G5, PSU- EVGA P2-1000W, Soundcard- Realtek High Definition Audio, OS- Windows 10 Pro 64-Bit
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