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#1 Sogin

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:16 AM

So, I have the Dell XPS 8700 recently wanted to upgrade to the Nvidia GTX 760. Dell people said I could with the current power supply i have now (only 460 watt..) My CPU and GPU are running at around 74C after being used for a long period of time which is almost every day for me...Is this bad?

 

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Graphics Card: Nvidia GTX 760 2GB 

CPU: i7-4770 3.4ghz

Ram: 8GB


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#2 Ezzah

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:34 AM

74C continuously is definitely a bad sign. It lowers the life of the CPU and GPU. 460watt will hold 760, as I have heard, but I would advise upgrading PSU as well. Also, if you could, invest in a aftermarket cooler. Do you know what motherboard this XPS has?


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#3 Sogin

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:35 AM

No, I don't remember sadly. And, I cannot upgrade the PSU without upgrading the entire Motherboard according to Dell. =/ So, looks like I'm just shipping the card back. Lol Not worth losing my Computer over.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:37 AM

What do you mean shipping card back? You should be able to handle a 760 GTX with your current PSU.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:39 AM

Yes, but if it is going to skyrocket my hardware to 74C it isn't worth handling. Lol It used to run in 50-60. And now it's 74...I do not have any more money to spend on this Computer. I've dumped over a grand. =P I'd rather stay on the safe side.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:48 AM

You should have spent it on building a custom, instead of pre-builts. Pre-builts are absolutely horrible, and even when in low budgets, I still don't find them worth anything.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:53 AM

Yeah. Putting a motherboard that can only handle 460 in this day and age was an underhanded move..I will say that. Anyway, thanks for the help.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:55 AM

If you really wanted to, you could replace the PSU, and just rewire all the cords.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 06:59 AM

? The Dell dude said a complete upgrade is required..Not rewiring. He said the board is incapable of wattage above 460.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:01 AM

Dell is screwing with you. They don't solder the cords that come out of the PSU to the motherboard and other components. You can upgrade the PSU to something that outputs more wattage, but this is only if you are able to attach the cords and pins to the right place. 

 

The PSU is upgrade-able. 


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:03 AM

They certainly have a way to telling you that....=/ Now i see why they're disliked so much.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:04 AM

Yes, they are very well-known for doing this. :3

 

I guess, it is up to you whether you want to spend the money to upgrade the PSU and reattach the wires. The PSU will cost about 80-100 dollars, perhaps. Depending on what PSU you want.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:06 AM

Yeah, gonna have to think if it's worth it. =/ Gaming is getting too expensive these days.



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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:07 AM

Yeah, a decent good build would cost around 1k, without peripherals, but after that, it is very worth it. More so than a console, such as Xbox One or PS4. The only good thing about consoles, that I find, is only when there are friends playing on it.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 07:10 AM

Except it's already cost me 1100. =P And, now I have a choice to either send them the card back or upgrade a PSU for yet another 100.






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