Rastaah wrote:can I run an x1600pro in a Dimension 4600 despite having the 250 watt power supply?I have heard here and other places that they really overstate what is needed and if I dont have to I would rather not since I plan to upgrade the whole system in one year (next Xmas for sure). Probably with a Dell! Anyway, just wondering as I am looking at an inexpensive x1600 pro . My Dimension is as follows 2.6 mhz with an 800mhz sidebus (says it can run from 2.6 to 3.6)1 gig RAM (that is my next upgrade , going to 2 gig )40 gig harddrive (adding another but not yet, could just replace if it would help with power supply issue rather than adding another) Thanks!!
foobar530 wrote:i have a 4550 and i got the x1650 and it will not work, no matter what... i found out on some forum that ppl tried all sort of things and nothing worked im considering the x800GTO or the 7600GS, will any of these work for sure? all help is appreciated.....
Ok well thank you so much for all the answers it has helped a TON!! And saved me calling Dell.Thanks a bunch!!!!I will take all into consideration as I purchase upgrades and Im sure ill be back.
rastaah, what did you end up doing? any success?
foobar530 wrote:thanks for the info!i will go that way (the 7600GS way) if i can get a definite answer from someone whether that card will actually work on my 4550i havent managed to find someone that has tried the combination
sjhill wrote:sending back x1600 ati monday (i wanted this card to work so bad) my dell 4550 has all the upgrades ps600w ...looking at newegg 7600gs or the 7600 gt i'am a fan of ati but these manufacturer should be able to tell you what works & what don't what's better 7600gs or 7600gt..................
Dale Nihiser wrote:foobar530 wrote:thanks for the info!i will go that way (the 7600GS way) if i can get a definite answer from someone whether that card will actually work on my 4550i havent managed to find someone that has tried the combinationThe power supply unit in Dell Dimension 4400, 4500, 4550, 4600 is the same 250 watt unit. You can easily run a 7600gs/gt card in your machine. Good LuckDale