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  • Forum Thread: Upgrading processor on Optiplex 755 from Intel Core 2 to i7 (3rd Gen)

    My current system Optiplex 755 (Desktop profile) Intel Core 2 processor (Part #CR457 - PROCESSOR..., Q6600, 2.4, 8MB, CDKE, G0) 160GB SATA HD 1GB NVidia Video Card PCIe 3GB RAM I'm trying to do something that I've never done before - upgrade to a faster microprocessor. Will...
  • Forum Thread: Monitor enters Power Save mode when playing games

    Hi I have just bought a new Dell u2312hm monitor for my Studio XPS 8100 (with standard GTX240 graphics card and spec). However, if i try and play a game after 10 minutes or so the monitor enters power save mode and i cannot wake it up without switching off the computer and rebooting. This...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 620MT PSU

    Hi Guys, I've just ordered myself a 620MT and will be looking in the future to upgrade the PSU to put a better graphics card in it than what it currently has I have read in a previous post that I need a PSU with 4 SATA Power Ports, I am Hoping to upgrade to this Graphics Card http://www.nvidia.com...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Optiplex 755 SFF Fan & cooling AND Video Card solutions

    I have seen a few people wonder what Video Card will go in a Dell Optiplex 755 SFF and the next thing comes up is cooling. Well: 1. I installed an ATI Radeon 6670 low profile video card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814161397 The card works but has that dual fan setup. Issue...
  • Forum Thread: New Vostro 430 Video Card Needed! Please Help

    posts : 2 Points : 138 Joined : Tue Jul 31, 2012 I have a Vostro 430 i5 with a 350W power supply . I installed a GTS 450 two years ago that recently fried. I need to get a new graphics card because the factory one isn't good enough. I am wondering if I should get another GTS...
  • Forum Reply: Re: Inspiron 660S – Can upgrade the Video Card to NVidia GT660 improve font clarity?

    Hello sir, I have recently bought my dell inspiron 660s desktop. It has NVIDIA gt 620 1 gb graphics card. But this graphics card is not sufficient for me to play games like Crysis. So i need to update my graphics card. But i came to know that only graphics card of low profile can be used. Can you...
  • Forum Thread: HEEELP!

    Hi all. Just a really weird one. I was given a Optiplex Gx620 *Desktop Version (the slightly smaller than tower) and I wish to put a new Power supply in, a little better would be good so I can get a little better graphics card. It currently has only a 280watt PSU and On-Board Graphics. This...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 660 Graphics Card

    Want to fit a video card into my brand new stock Inspirion 660 and from reading all I can I've centered in on the Sapphire HD 6670 or 7750. Posts have indicated these will fit and operate . . . however, thee are new versions, called "Ultimate" which not only use even less power but are...
  • Forum Thread: Need help updating an old Dell dimension 2400

    My laptop just recently fried its motherboard :( It's a very tough time financially, and although I work on the computer from home I don't know very much about hardware. I have an old Dell Dimension 2400 with the following specs Computer: Intel (R) Celeron(R)CPU 2.20 GHz 2.19 GHz, 640 MB of...
  • Forum Thread: xps 8100: GPU & PSU upgrade

    I bought XPS 8100 2-3 years ago. It's Canadian model; I chose Radeon 5750 with i7 870 2.93GHz with 8GB memory. I am planning to upgrade my GPU fairly soon. A few question here. 1. HD 5750 was recommended to have at least 500W according to AMD but I haven't checked my PSU. Did my...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Precision 690 graphics card upgrade?

    Okay so ive been searching and searching and cannot figure out what is the best inexpensive graphics card for this system I was looking at the gtx 560 Ti, but i dont want to get something that will not work and will not help what card do you think i shud go with my budget is $100 and i want to play all...
  • Forum Thread: Studio XPS video card and PSU upgrade

    I need to upgrade my video card and PSU, and have been considering the XFX HD-577A-ZNFC Radeon HD 5770 and Rosewill Green Series RG530-S12 530 W. Could anyone tell me whether these will be compatible with my current system and each other? System specs: Dell Studio XPS 435MT CPU - Intel Core...
  • Forum Thread: Inspiron 530 Video Card Upgrade - have 650 watt PSU

    Hi I recently received an Inspiron 530 (not slim case) and was looking to upgrade the video card. The power supply looks to have already been upgraded to a Corsair 650 watt. Would anyone be able to please help with any input on a good card that will fit? I was looking to do moderate gaming. My monitor's...
  • Forum Thread: Dell Dimension 4600

    Ok...so I am still looking for a cheap desktop to mod and play around with and see if I can't get a halfway decent gaming computer from. So my roommate just bought a brand new alienware computer and he has an older Dell Dimension 4600. I am not sure what the specs are since he is out of town...but...
  • Forum Thread: XPS 8300 Radeon 6770 HD Problems

    For some reason recently my screen wouldn't detect my computer. Plug the DVI cable into both DVI ports on the graphics card with no change. Then I plugged a VGA cable into my motherboard and boom I have visual. I went into the device manager to find that my display device is the intel on board card...
  • Forum Thread: Dell 690 and gaming?

    Hi, so I've been searching for ways to turn my dell 690 into a gaming computer I have yet to see anyone do it I am very new with computers but i do know basics and most components. Please help me on how to go about this and how to even begin my limit is about $500. Yes I am a noob
  • Forum Thread: A few questions about upgrading my graphics card - Dell XPS 8300

    Hello everyone, i have been contemplating changing my video card for some time now but haven't really looked up specifics.. Currently, i would want to put an Geforce GTX 650 ( This ) inside of my existing computer of which i am told meets the minimum power supply required in order to use this...
  • Forum Thread: Unable to play latest games on Inspiron one 2320 with Intel HD graphics 2000

    I just got my Inspiron 2320(core i3, 6gb, 1tb, intel HD graphics) on 15th May 2012. I am unable to play games like assassins creed 2, fifa 2011 etc on it on full 1080p resolution due to extreme lag. they run ok(still little lag is there) on 720p resolution. Please suggest something for the same. T...
  • Forum Thread: New XPS 8300 and standbye mode

    Hi all I bought new XPS 8300 last week. Configuration: INTEL CORE I7-2600, RAM 8GB, 2TB HD, Video 1 GB NVIDIA GEFORCE GT 530... Im working with PC without any problem but after using standbye mode my desktop is without Icon and Start/ Programs without any Icon. After new restart no problem to...
  • Forum Thread: 580s upgrade quest

    I am about to upgrade my Inspiron 580s with more memory and a video card. What I have discovered is that it will be more cost effective if I buy a new case instead of trying to buy a low-profile vid card and a slim form power supply. I found one with a 500w psu included but I'm unsure now if the...
  • Forum Thread: Need dimensions of XPS8300 PSU for upgrading.

    So I purchased a Dell XPS 8300 on a Black Friday sale primarily because of the processor, RAM and HDD. I needed a new computer and wanted it to be fast but also wanted a desktop because I had the intention of upgrading it for better gaming quality. I am planning on upgrading the graphics card to a Geforce...
  • Forum Thread: Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 in an XPS 8300

    I am getting an XPS 8300 and i was wondering if an Nvidia Geforce GTX 560 (no ti) would fit inside of it DIMENSIONS Height: 8.25 inches Length: 4.37 inches Width: Dual Slot I am pretty sure my specs work and I am planning on getting a 600W power supply SPECS: processor: I7 2600 ...
  • Forum Thread: Upgrade Desktop Inspiron 530 CPU

    My question Is it worth going from a Intel Pentium Dual-Core E5300 to an Intel Core 2 Duo E8300 for $100? My 12 year old son at his Mom's house has a Dell Inspiron 530 built in February 2009 (system below). The processor is a Wolfdale E5300, 2.6, 2MB, 65W, R0 (800 MHz FSB). The desktop has the...
  • Forum Thread: error code

    please help, do i need to buy a new PC or is there a solution for this code some people say its the RAM, other say the graphics card, and some the CPU, but I think its the Mainboard? I cant find any answers on the internett. My PC: DELL OPTIPLEX 745 WINDOWS 7 64BIT 2.13DUAL CORE 3.5GIG...
  • Forum Thread: Quick question about upgrading PSU and GPU in Inspiron 530 (not s)

    Hi, I've been researching all night about which PSU and GPU is the perfect upgrade for me. Before I click the buy button, I would just like to double check and make absolutely sure that they are compatible with my system. PSU: So far, I've found an Antec NEO ECO 520C that seems to be...