I bought a new HD4870, and i tryed to put it in my 9150. And its not working, PC starts, coolers run, diagnostic lights show ( 2 4 ) something with graphic card. I thought that PSU is too weak, and bought 500W, and its still not working...Any Ideas??? P.S.Tomorrow I`m gonna try that card in another PC.
DELL Dimension 9150PD 930 Processor Dual Core (3.00GHz, 800FSB, 2x2MB)Memory Dual-Channel 2048MB (4x512) 533MHz DDR2500GB (2x250GB) 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive - Raid 0 StripeUpgraded Single 512MB ATI HD4870 Gigabyte graphics card
OK, so finaly a got a new card. Gigabyte 4870 512 Mb. And it WORKS!! No PSU change! Played Fallout 3, NFS Undercover for some time, and its working fine!!
I tried on another PC, and it wasn`t working. So I sended it back. They tested it . And today I got a reply. Faulty card. Will Update when it arrives.
what motherboard are you using?
is it the same as the 9100?
Just curious, as I also have a 9150 and am in the market for an upgrade... I was hoping you could tell me if you had any problems finding a video card that will physically fit in the space in a 9150. I'm worried that there's not enough room with that giant cpu fan block in the way... Anyway, thanks in advance
I am also planning to install a HD4870 in my Dimension 9150.
What about space, heat, power and motherboard BIOS (upgrade) ? What are your experiences ?
and ATI Catalyst Display Driver ?
With my dell xps 9150, i found that it helped within a certain degree. Don't expect a whole new computing experiance, as the Pentium D does not offer up enough to keep the 4850 well fed (let alone the 4870). I had at the time a 3.0 ghz Pentium D with 2 gigs of ram, and it wasn't cutting it for games like team fortress 2 or Left 4 dead. All other games worked remarkebly well, but if I had to do it all over again i would suggest a much cheaper card, perhaps a 4830 or even a 9800gt. A 4850 is good, but too good for my old dell.
My suggestion if you already bought a 4870 is to just buy a new computer to go with it :)
Thank you for your answer.
I agree with you, unfortunately I am doing this for a freind and already ordered the HD4870 - so I am currently more concerned whether it will actually work with the XPS9150 or not. I will also replace the PSU. The previous card was a dated 7800GTX, so I would expect some improvement in performance.