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Can I upgrade Inspiron 3847 with a GTX 950 card without a new power supply

Q: Can I upgrade Inspiron 3847 with a GTX 950 card without a new power supply

I'm looking to upgrade the graphics on my Inspiron 3847 and I'm wondering whether my Dell Bestec power supply has the connections necessary to support this video card: www.amazon.com/.../ref=sr_1_1
The EVGA web site says you need a 6-pin connector; if so, can I connect this card to a stock Dell power supply?

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Hi! I have a Dell PC in which I used to have a GTX 760. I replaced it with a 1070; the card works fine, but my PC now takes longer to boot (double POST). I already have an EVGA 650 G2 power supply and I thought it would be fine for the 1070, but something (?) needs 150W or more on the 3.3v/5v rails and is only getting 120W. Apparently, changing my G2 PSU for a B1 would solve the issue, but I'm not sure about the quality of B1 PSUs. Also, I could return the GTX 1070 and get a 1060, which would work with my current PSU, but then I'd lose some performance. So I'm wondering what I should do at this point and would appreciate any input!
Here is where I got the clues about the PSU.

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I have a 3847 with intel integrated graphics. For video editing I would like to add video card. Chat with Dell rep he suggested a PNY XLR8 GEForce 750 Ti so I bought one.
Looking at threads here appears I want (need) a new power supply since the one in my computer is 300 watts. What I read is that I want to purchase a Corsair cs750.
Do I have my facts straight?
Thanks in advance for help and feedback.

A:inspiron 3847 wants graphics card and looks like new power supply too?

Hi kingqueens3,
PNY XLR8 GEForce 750 Ti would require only 300 watts PSU on the system. You need not upgrade the PSU.

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Hi Everyone,
I apologise if this has been asked previously, but i wasn't 100% clear in the other answers to this,
I have a Dell Inspiron 3847 desktop (not slim), purchased in Jan 2015. It has an intel core i5 4460 cpu and an INVIDIA Geforce GT 705 graphic card, 16gig DDR3 ram,
It has always run very quite, but just recently (within the last couple of weeks) i have noticed it making more sound then normal, it's soft but a constant high pitched sound which appears to be coming from the stock 300w psu,
If i wanted to change the psu, what make and model would be compatable?, sorry, but i am not really savy with voltages and figures etc, that is why i have asked purely for a make and model number that has been used in this model before, and would work,
From what i have read on this forum, a few people seem to have had issues with the stock psu after a period of time. Any recommendations would be greatfully appreciated, especially from users of the Inspiron that have upgraded their psu,

Thanks Again,
Mr Anthony

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Can I upgrade the video card in my Inspiron 3847?  Dell site only offers memory upgrade/replacements. but no video cards.  Has anyone done this?  I've got a card, GeForce GT610 2G, that I'd like to use.  The PC has a slot but the card does not appear to work when installed. 

A:Inspiron 3847 video card upgrade

Hi Orvham,
If you are running Windows 8, you may need to disable secure boot to install an after-market card.

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I was wanting to upgrade my inspiron 3847 with integrated graphics and add a gtx 1050 i was wondering if i would be able to do this and add a power supply 

A:inspiron 3847 graphics card and psu upgrade

Hi darionm2235,
Please find the link for parts and upgrades where you can check with your system service tag what are the upgrades available for your system.
www.dell.com/.../partsforyourdell you can check for your country too.

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I am a CPA looking to upgrade the graphics card on my work computer so that I can get 1920X1080 resolution on my three monitor setup.  My current setup uses HD Graphics 4600, but there are only two display ports (HDMI and VGA), so the third monitor is hooked up via an adaptor to the USB port.  The USB port only allows me to have a max resolution of 1600X900, and gray colors don't show up on the monitor (very annoying when using excel). I will not be doing any video editing or playing games (let alone at max graphics settings), just entering numbers into programs and occasionally watching a youtube video (on breaks of course).
Do you have any recomendations on a cheap graphics card that supports a three monitor setup at 1920X1080 where I wouldn't have to upgrade the power supply?  Ports ideally would be VGA, DVI, HDMI (not mini).
Here are some specs on the computer:
-Windows 10
-PCI Express x16 slot
-Power supply is 300W
-I believe the graphics card needs to be less than 8" long (from what I've read on other forums).

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Have new 3847 Inspiron 6847 w/Windows 10 and trying to install GeForce 9400GT graphics card. Cannot get system to recognize the card. Security Boot is off. Is there something that needs to be done with UEFI as well?

A:INSPIRON 3847 W/WINDOWS 10 graphics card upgrade

LEGACY CSM and Option Roms must be ON with secure boot off and then the LEGACY driver must be used.   The latest and Greatest NVIDIA Driver DOES NOT WORK WITH Geforce 7/8/9 series and older cards because NVIDIA Dropped support for them in April 2016.

340.52  WHQL
Release Date:
Operating System:
Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
CUDA Toolkit:


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I acquired a gtx 960, after removing the panel on the side of my Inspiron 3847 case, I realized that the gtx 960 is just slightly to big to fit. Is the gtx 960 compatible with my Inspiron 3847, if so how can I make it work with my PC??

A:Graphics card upgrade to gtx 960 is my Inspiron 3847 compatible?

You cant make it work its too long and the power supply is no where near sufficient.

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hello all,
I recently purchased a Dell Inspiron 3847
my video card GeForce GT 720
Intel Core i7-4790 Processor 3.6GHz
16GB DDR3 (8GBx2 1600MHz)
so i need to upgrade my video card for gaming  how much need to power supply  for new video cardi have 300 watt
sorry for bad english (:

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The video card I was interested in:
My current specs from Speccy if that would be useful to anyone:
Operating SystemWindows 10 Home 64-bit
CPUIntel Core i5 4460 @ 3.20GHz 26 °CHaswell 22nm Technology
RAM12.0GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 798MHz (11-11-11-28)
MotherboardDell Inc. 088DT1 (CPU 1) 28 °C
GraphicsDELL S2340L ([email protected])Intel HD Graphics 4600 (Dell)
Storage931GB TOSHIBA DT01ACA100 (SATA) 36 °C
Optical DrivesHL-DT-ST DVD+-RW GHB0N
AudioRealtek High Definition Audio
I'm using the power supply that came with the computer (I assume 300W?) along with the above specs. So my question is will this video card upgrade work with my Dell Inspiron 3847? And if so, will I need a new power supply, or can I keep the one that came with the computer? If this upgrade isn't realistic, then a recommendation for the right direction to go towards would be appreciated as I am very new to messing with computer hardware/building or upgrading a computer.
I heard that the size of the video card could be a problem for the Dell Inspiron 3847, but this one is only 1.5 x 5.7 x 4.38 inches according to Amazon, so I'm pretty sure it is small enough for the case.
If anyone can help a newbie out then that would be greatly appreciated. If I am missing any details that are needed so you can help me I will try to provide with those if I can.

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I'm looking to upgrade my psu to support a new graphics card in this system. Currently it has 300w psu I'm looking to go up to 430w. is there any compatible psu's for this system I can use?this is not the slimline version of the pc but the full desktopthe service tag is <ADMIN NOTE: Service tag removed per privacy policy>it was built in 2009

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Hi Folks,
I need to install a graphic card on my Dell Inspiron 535s desktop, however it requires 300 or up PSU. Currently the system has 250 watt PSU.
So, I'm looking forward to upgrade the PSU first. Since this is a slim desktop, I would like to know what are my options for PSU.

Please help!


A:Dell Inspiron 535s Power supply upgrade

Hi Ravisri,
You can check for any upgrades for your system in the given link which is for parts and upgrades.
I hope this helps you with the questions.

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I have a Dell Inspiron 660 desktop.
The good news is that I have a pretty high quality HD video camera.  The bad news is that it requires a firewire port to connect with my computer.  No problem I thought. I got a PCI card to provide one.  It requires that a power cable be plugged into it for it to work.  I popped open the case expecting to find the usual compliment of unused power lines available for just such a purpose.  There are in fact none at all.
What the heck? 

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My 3847 is only good 2 years old and the power supply is defective.I have already read here in the forum, which should work a standard power supply.
Before I get a new one:
The 4pin Atx connector from the Dell power supply has 2 brown and 2 black cablesand not as usual 2 yellow and 2 black cables.I'm not sure about the compatibility standards.Is it safe to use a standard power supply?

A:Inspirion 3847 Power supply defective

EVGA Super Nova B1 works fine B2 BQ does not.
Antec EA650 also works for specific versions that have 160W on the 3.3v 5v rails.

EVGA Super nova 700B1 or 750B1 works fine.
B2 and G2 series do not.
The issue with working or not has to do with the 3.3v power supply on the X16 slots and 150W max combined power on the 3.3v and 5v rails.

 THE EA-650 has versions that work and versions that do not
Again the issue is the 3.3v/5v  max power.
On this model the max is 160W

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Hello, everyone. I'd like to ask for your support in order to fix different issues that have been bothering me for the past... 6 years or so? Dunno, so long time so far.
Anyway. It all started back in 2010, my graphic card (GeForce 8600) stopped working all of a sudden; Because I like gaming, I replaced it with a GeForce 9800 GT which required a much powerful power supply, so I purchased and installed a Corsair 650W. I've never been able to play videos games again nor to use high graphic demanding software (such as AutoCAD) due to the annoying error: "nvlddmkm.sys stopped responding and has successfully recovered". Even using Google Earth or Google Maps, I get the horrible error. I've tried every possible solution for this error but nothing has ever worked. I've used Windows Vista (default OS in this computer), Windows 7, 8 and 10 and it does the same in each one of them.
But that's not all. My mouse started acting really weird; I have a Logitech G5 (old version) which started to turn off and on for no apparent reason. You can hear the windows sound as If I had unplugged it and plugged it back. Sometimes it stays off. That also happens when I connect many flash drives to my USB ports. It doesn't matter which USB port I use, at the back or at the front of the case, my mouse usually blips in and out. It only happens in my computer, BTW, it doesn't do that if I plug it in a different computer. Sometimes I also have problems with the USB driv... Read more

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i've been playing world of warcraft for about a month now and i have it on the lowest possible settings and at800x600 resolution and i'm still getting like 20 fps i want to up the settings on the game to good instead of low and have about atleast 30 fps in raids with 25 other players and when i'm alone questing have like 50 to 60
OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
System Model p6754y
System Type x64-based PC
Processor AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 640 Processor, 3000 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 6.04, 9/7/2010
SMBIOS Version 2.6
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 4.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 3.75 GB
Available Physical Memory 893 MB
Total Virtual Memory 7.50 GB
Available Virtual Memory 3.95 GB
I have a radeon hd 4200
so i want to upgrade it to be able to play with atleast 30 fps but i want to spend as little as i can 170 max for both and the less i spend the better if anyone can help would be great

A:Graphics card upgrade and power supply upgrade

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Hey. I'm mainly looking to upgrade my video card. Which is pretty much going to require me to upgrade the power supply also. Unless someone throws a video card in my lap that will work on a 250W power supply. The problem I'm running into is this: my tower is too slim for pretty much everything. Dell sells upgrades through their site but I'm wondering if there are other brands that sell something better/cheaper/fitworthy. Thanks in advance.

A:Upgrading power supply and video card for a Dell Inspiron 530s

These use a slimmer PSU if I remember correctly.

Your probably going to need to replace the case to be honest, which will also mean you'll need to replace the CPU cooler, because Dell use a screw-in design, which relies on the tray behind the motherboard having screws to hold the CPU cooler in place.

You could just get a bigger Dell case, pretty much any Inspirion or Vostro case will fit your hardware, plus you can then use a ATX PSU too. That will be your cheapest solution, purely because you only have the case to purchase.

If you want an aftermarket case your going to need the case, and a new CPU cooler, and possibly a new motherboard, dependant on whether you can remove the insulation tabs on each side of the cpu cooler mounting holes.

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I added a 2t harddrive last year and it works great. I have been going on to second life and have problems with freezing and a slow fps. I never crash I have a very fast internet. I read a post from a guy that upgraded his power supply and graphics card but that was 5 years ago. Can I get an upgraded answer for this. thank you, Jogan516

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w.
Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950
I have everything factory.
I'm sorry for my English.
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.

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Hello , I have a lenovo h50-50 90b6 and wanted to know the type of my power supply ( ATX or micro ATX ) and if I could change the current of 280w a 500w. Also wanted to know if my motherboard has PCI Express 3.0 graphics card to change , now I have a GTX 745 2GB and I would like to replace it with a gtx 950 I have everything factory. I'm sorry for my English.

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I want to upgrade my video card from Intel(R) HD Graphics Family
Memory 4294967059 MB
to something with more dedicated video RAM. I pretty much only use this computer to play online games and want a little more from my system. As far as I can tell I currently have 64mb which leaves me below or at the bare bones settings for almost anything. I would like to get that up to 258 and I am 100% in the dark about how to do that and hopefully not have to get a new power and cooling supply for my computer.

A:Want to upgrade video card, do I need a power supply?

look in the BIOS of your pc, there should be a option to configure to have more video shared RAM.

If you post your complete pc specs, I can help you more...

Note that increasing video RAM will not boost graphics performance, since this is a integrated GPU.

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My brother got me a GeForce GTX 460 SE without realizing that I didn't have enough power in my power supply. So my question is: can I upgrade my power supply? I have an HP Pavillion Elite 350t (HPE-350t). Or if I can't upgrade it, do you have any good recommendations for a 300w power supply? The best ones for the Sims 3 & expansions seem to need more power, or are no longer supported by EA - at least ones from Nvidia, I still need to check ATI, but I've always used Nvidia cards, so I'm more comfortable with them. I've been working on this for weeks, and I can't get straight answers from people I know, so my PC's just sitting in my room, open, as I was working on it for a long time and don't want to close it up until this is all figured out. Thank goodness I have my Macbook, lol.

Thanks for any help I can get.

If it helps, I do watch movies on it, edit/record video, edit photos, etc. I also sometimes record audio. Do you want me to post any specs? I can also post pics of the inside of the PC if it'll help.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 860 @ 2.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 30 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8151 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 315, 512 Mb [no longer works well with my games]
Hard Drives: C: Total - 941857 MB, Free - 769925 MB; D: Total - 11908 MB, Free - 1451 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, 2A9C, 1.0, ... Read more

A:Am I able to upgrade my power supply to use a new graphics card?

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Hi i was wondering if anyone has any suggestions on a 2GB video card that may fit my unit and if also the psu has to be of a certain type, thanks.

A:Video card upgrade and power supply

@Docta1?, welcome to the forum. Here is a video card that will definitely work with your computer. The power supply unit (PSU) in the computer is stanard ATX.  I like Corsair products and recommend at least 600W.   A modular PSU is good for small cases.  It allows you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This allows for better airflow.  The video card in my link requires an additional 6-pin power connector. Please click the Thumbs up + button if I have helped you and click Accept as Solution if your problem is solved.

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ok - so i'm looking at the rosewill rp500-2 atx12v v2.01 for 60$ on newegg simply because i searched by "best reviews" and it came up as the 1st 500w supply but how do i know if it will fit in my case? are power supplys pretty much standard size?

also i'm looking at the gecube radeon hd 2600pro 512mb agp (93$ newegg) also because of its' high reviews for a agp card which is apparently what i need. it calls for 400w and my system has 235w, hence the rosewill.

any thoughts or suggestions are appreciated...thanks.

here is what i am working with...(note the geforce 200mx card...just not cutting it!)

Compaq P/N : 470033-291
Standard Features
Dimensions & Weights
(L x W x H) Unit: 16.55" x 6.88" x 14.5" (23.8 lbs)
Package: 23.20" x 13.0" x 23.50" (37.9 lbs)
Processor Intel® Pentium® 4 Processor - 1800 MHz (1.8GHz)
System Bus 400 MHz System Bus
Cache 12K micro-op trace cache
8KB L1 Advanced Transfer Cache
256KB L2 Advanced Transfer Cache
System Memory 512MB 266MHz DDR DRAM
2 Total DIMM Slots Upgradeable to 1.0GB (DDR DRAM DIMM required)
Hard Drive 80.0 GB UltraDMA Hard Drive
Optical Drive(s) 16X DVD-ROM Drive
24X CD-RW Drive
Communications 56K ITU V.90 Modem and Integrated 10/100 Ethernet Networking
Diskette Drive 3.5" 1.44 MB Diskette drive
Graphics 64MB SDR NVIDIA™ GeForce2™ MX200 W/TV-Out Graphics Card:
64-bit hardware-accelerated 3D graphics
Compaq DVD Player/Navig... Read more

A:power supply and graphics card upgrade

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With the specifications pointing out three graphic cards that I'm not able to find... At all... I'm wanting to know if a GeForce GTX 750 Ti from Gigabyte will work? Really would like to get an opinion before spending $99 on a GPU and it not work. Or if there's another option, that'll help with performance when playing games is much appreciated.

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Would the EVGA 430w fit in my dell inspiron 3847?

A:PSU upgrade for Inspiron 3847

The EVGA 430W unit has LESS POWER than the Dell 305W unit.  
The 450B1 only has 120W on this railset.

POWER Supplies are not a single rating of watts with 1 Rail.
You must have Combined 150W on the 3.3v/5v rails and 25 Amps on each of those rails.
The EVGA NEX 750B1 has this the B2 and G2 models do not.

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Hi everybody! I have a lenovo h50-55 amd A10 and last night I upgrade it with a corsair CX650M power supply and a EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB graphic card! I bought the power supply 80$ after taxis from Best Buy and my graphic card 280$ after taxis from Amazon. The truth is that wasn?t sure if all that is going to work together and I mean with my cpu and motherboard and I couldn?t find any information on internet to make sure that card is compatible with my system so that means I literally took a risk to invest to upgrade my pc and that?s the reason I?m writing that post! The installation was easy and the results excellent! Everything fit in the case The only i was needed is a 24 to 14 pin adapter to connect my motherboard! Everything works perfect and I suggest to everyone who have this PC and want a good upgrade to do it! I hope with this post to help whoever have doubts to upgrade this model! Thanks and good luck!

A:Lenovo h50-55 power supply and graphic card upgrade

Here is my graphic card: https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01IPVSLTC/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1512142756&sr=8-1&pi=AC_SX236_S...

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This is my model:

Gateway 825GM - ( http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/4364/4364cl2.shtml )
P4 3.4Ghz ( 550 Chip )
2GB Ram
250 SATA 7200RPM HD
D915GSN: BTX Form Factor Motherboard
16X DVD+RW Dual Layer
Integrated Sound
Integrated 10/100/1000 NIC
7 USB 2.0 Ports ( 4 used )
1 IEEE1394 Port
ATI Radeon X300 SE ( PCI Express 16 ) 128MB Video < ---------
300 Watt Power Supply <--------

My question is about the two arrows above.

I want to upgrade to either an ATI X700 Pro or a nVidia 6600GT Video card as the ATI X300SE is the most basic PCIE card there is and acts like it. After a bunch of research i've pretty much figured out that my 300watt is not going to cut it. I bought a 500watt power supply from Gateway ( the maker of the PC ) after consulting with them and assured it would work..... it didn't. It had to be returned.

My question(s) are.....

What power-supply will do the job? and do I really need to upgrade the power- supply to get this card?

Ohhhh and one other question.... My DVD+RW is the Master and the ROM is the slave... will I get any performance boost if I reverse this? ( SATA HD is on a different channel ).

I am on a budget so anything over $225 including a new Power-Supply is simply out of the question. I am not a Serious Gamer but I do like to play some graphic-intensive games from time to time ( Splinter-Cell, GTA3, GTA Vice-City and soon GTA San Andreas ).

A:Power-Supply & Video Card Upgrade difficulties

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Go HERE for a handy power supply wattage calculator.

Also, go HERE for a great article on psu`s.

Your final question regarding your dvd drives. I don`t think it will make any difference to your performance.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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Have the Dell XPS 420 computer and wanted to finally upgrade the Video card and figured I need to upgrade the low Power Supply too.

Computer right now has:
You Have: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q6600 @ 2.40GHz
You Have: GeForce 9800 GT
Think Power Supply is 375 watt
Windows 7
4gigs of Ram.

Heard from others that my CPU will be a bottleneck for newer Video Cards so I honestly dont know where to start. Not sure how to figure if 1 video card is better than another one.

And likely need a bigger powersupply to run whatever new video card I get too. And need to get something that will fit in my dell case.

Just started playing Metro 2033 and playing it on High but course want to play it on Very High with any screen tear and slow down and of course other games as well.

A:Upgrade Dell XPS 420 video card and power supply

gchfamily said:

Heard from others that my CPU will be a bottleneck for newer Video Cards so I honestly dont know where to start. Not sure how to figure if 1 video card is better than another one.Click to expand...

Maybe so but that shouldn't stop you from getting a better GPU than the one you currently have. Depending on the game you play (non-CPU dependent) there will be plenty of GPU upgrade room with a Q6600.

From what I can tell Metro 2033 is not a CPU dependent game.

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I currently own the Sony Vaio (Profile ) with an extra hard drive added to it. I was looking to upgrade my video card to the ATI Radeon 9800Pro which will give good gaming capabilities in addition to supporting dual displays. The ATI recommends a power supply of at least 300W. The desktop came standard with a power supply of 295W max output. I've questioned some people about the ability for this card to run on a power supply of only 295W and was actually given advice by one to upgrade my power supply before using this (or any other of equal quality) video card.

Would anyone here recommend the same thing? Is 295 just too little power for a computer running 2 optical drives, 2 hard drives, and this type of video output? If so, does anyone have experience with Sony's power supplies? Are they pretty much standard or would I need to order one direct from Sony?

Any help anyone can provide is greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.

A:Power Supply Upgrade Recommended For New Video Card?

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I have the slimline s5123w PC that is currently using the onboard video card,My question is for anyone's there a video card that will fit in the PC was told by some friends that it  will probably be a low profile card.However i am not for sure what card to look at are even if the low profile card is correct.. I am also wanting to upgrade the power supply as well.However i am not able to find one that will fit in the pc case. So if u guys could assist me at all.I would be very grateful

A:S5123w Video Card Upgrade And Power Supply's

chrem88 wrote:I have the slimline s5123w PC that is currently using the onboard video card,My question is for anyone's there a video card that will fit in the PC was told by some friends that it  will probably be a low profile card.However i am not for sure what card to look at are even if the low profile card is correct.. I am also wanting to upgrade the power supply as well.However i am not able to find one that will fit in the pc case. So if u guys could assist me at all.I would be very gratefulChrem, your friend is correct.  The computer requires a low-profile video card.  However, depending on what you want to do with the computer, it is not easy to upgrade to a good card.  The size of the case makes airflow a major problem.  Frankly, Slimline models are not meant to be upgraded.  As stated, the size of the case doesn't allow for it. As for the PSU, it is difficult to upgrade without some modifications to the case.  Personally, I don't recommend upgrading the computer.  

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In order to improve gaming (FPS) on my PC I need to upgrade my video card at which point I will need more power as I only have 300W available. My computer is older. ADM athalon Tripple core processor, 8 gig of ram using windows 10. I'm looking at geforce 1050 4 gig card and power supplies on Amazon. Any thoughts if this will be possible? Is the power supply as straight forward as swapping cards? I'm looking to buy a couple more years on this PC and staying under $500 . Thank you.

A:Upgrade power supply and video card and an older PC

Installing a pw supply is quite easy; just look at where cables are connected before you remove the old one. Take a few pics of the current installation so you can refer to them when installing the new one.

Stay away from cheap pw supplies. Good ie recommended brands; Corsair [AX, HX, or RM models ONLY] Antec [HCG models ONLY] or Seasonic.

One more item. The 10xx series cards [generally] need a uefi bios and do not work with a legacy bios. There are some exceptions however IF you have a legacy bios and you want to be sure your card works, stay with a 7xx card.

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hello i am currently using a dell inspiron 3847 which ive gotten a couple years back. Now that i plan to upgrade the gpu from a gt705 to a gtx1050ti,  i think i may need to upgrade the PSU as well.  Now i know that  there are other posts about this but i would like to ask if i could buy a corsair VS450W instead of the CORSAIR CS750M (which everyone is recommending) since its a little pricey for me. My current PSU(Dell PSU that came with it) is only 300W. My cpu is a core i5-4460. Thanks :)

A:PSU Upgrade for Dell inspiron 3847

There are specific models that I have tried and they work fine.
lower power versions like the CS550M and CS650M do not have enough 3.3v/5v combined power.

EVGA NEX 750B works fine.
Power supplies that do not have 150W combined on the 3.3V/5V rails may not EVER work or may fail. Note the power ratings on each railThis label is from the NEX 750B1  

This is a label from a Dell 525w unit.  Note the ratings on EACH rail not just the total watts.

On many other vendors as the power goes up the 3.3V/5V rails max power GOES DOWN to 100W max.  However in the case of dell 875w unit the power goes UP to 225w on the 3.3V/5V rails.

This is what the NEX 750B1 looks like installed in an XPS 8500


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I want to know what to look for to know if a new motherboard would be.compatible with my cpu

A:Inspiron 3847 motherboard upgrade

Dells are proprietary.  This isn't supported ever.

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So, i just bought this great machine, and everything is working just fine, but i was wondering,
Which Intel cpus does my dell computer supports?
I was specially thinking of upgrading to an Intel Core i5 4590 (right now i have an intel core i3 4150)
can i upgrade without problems?
i am still using the original PSU from dell 

A:Dell inspiron 3847 cpu upgrade?

believe it or not, my dell came with the i3-4150
I have checked since last year, and just recently they started using the new released processors. My local store ordered this dell in october-november 2014

But returnig to my question, those processors that you have listed, do they work with my dell desktop computer?

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Hi,I'm aware that case swapping is really uneconomical for a dell, but i want to do it. I have a dell inspiron 3847, and i want to move all the components to a cooler master Storm Stryker. Is this possible? (The motherboard is my priority)

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Is Inspiron Desktop (3847, Early 2013) compatible to NVIDIA GTX 660 2GB?

A:Inspiron Desktop 3847, GPU upgrade to GTX 660?

450W is too low.  PC's are not a single 12v power supply.  You need an EPS12v 2.92 certified supply that can provide 170W on the 3.3v/5v side and 15 to 20W on the 5VSB rail in addition to 450W on the 12v rails.
This is why a Corsair CS750M is the MINIMUM recommended.
 The other issue is Card Length.
You cannot use 10 to 12 inch long cards as they will not physically go into the case.  This unit is using an Antec Earth Watts 650W power supply.  The card in this case is 8 inches long.

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I just picked-up a Inspiron 3847 and I'm looking to upgrade to a solid state drive.
I think I'll need:
2.5" mounting bracket
SATA cable
Will I need a SATA III card or will the existing interface work (I couldn't find clear specs on what the existing interface actually was)?
Anything else I'm missing?

A:Dell Inspiron 3847 - What to buy for SSD upgrade?

You cannot install an SSD as the boot Drive while the original drive is hooked up.
There will be issues.
You can install an ssd after upgrading DBAR to and then making a 16 gig or larger usb flash recovery.
Then install the SSD
and then optimize it.
Then put the old drive back as a secondary.
I Usually recommend INTEL Retail drives for this so that you get Tools for optimization.

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Can i upgrade my Dell inspiron 3847's ram to this 16gb kit from kingston.


A:Dell inspiron 3847 ram upgrade

No -- you need DDR3L (low voltage) for this system.
This is the correct memory if you want Kingston.

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I am planning to upgrade my 3847 desktop's 300w PSU to a 650w EVGA PSU.  The latter is slightly longer, but I am pretty sure I can get it to fit.  It also comes with plenty of connectors, including the 24 pin and 4 pin connectors on my mb.
I've run this by Dell technical support, who all say an upgraded PSU will cause problems for my mb.  To the extent any of them answer my question about why this would be, the answer is nonsense and seems to be premised on the belief that the higher wattage PSU will send too much power to the mb and burn it out.  Since the power going to the mb will be based on what the mb draws, not on the size of the PSU, the explanation doesn't make sense.  Another technical support person said the higher "voltage" would cause a problem.  Since the voltage for the rails on the PSUs is the same, this doesn't make sense.  The amps are what is different.
So, of the 4 technical support people I've dealt with at Dell, none of them appear to actually understand even the basics of the issue and a couple of them even referred me to talk to the sales department for an answer, which I tried and was quickly told mine was a technical support issue.  It seems that customer service fill their different roles by lot rather than actual knowledge.
Anyway, I know Dell doesn't sell a PSU upgrade for my system, but that doesn't mean I can't add one.  Does anyone know of a real, technical b... Read more

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First the Computer Hardware Info:
Power Supply:
550W Logisys PSU (The reliable black variation)


AMD Athlon II X2 270 ( Socket AM3 65W Dual-Core)

Crucial 2GB PC3-8500 DIMM DDR3 Memory Module (x2)

Hard Drives:
Western Digital 500GB EIDE Internal Hard Drive 7200 RPM 8 MB Cache
Western Digital Caviar Blue 500 GB SATA III 7200 RPM 16 MB Cache
Samsung 1 TB Spinpoint 7200 RPM 32MB Cache SATA 3.5
2 On-board USB slots used (1 for mouse, 1 for external powered USB 4 way hub)
6-pin keyboard attached.
On-board internet active.
2 Cooler Master 80mm Dual Ball Bearing Case Fans
1 Vantec SP-FC70-BL Spectrum System Fan Card
3 Thermaltake Thunderblade 120 mm 4 Led Case Fan
1 80mm CPU FAN

I have a ZOTAC GeForce 9800 GT Eco 512MB and was thinking of upgrading the card and placing this 9800 eco card in another lesser used computer.

The card I was planning on going to:
Galaxy GeForce GTS 250 1GB

I know the card is a few years old; nevertheless it seems like the best option for me. I am only going to get 256-bit cards from now on. Needing to stay with the Nvidia brand as well due to certain programs I am currently using. I do not have a lot of cash at current either so the budget is around $50 give or take $10.

Would this card be a good replacement and n... Read more

A:Can my power supply handle all of this load if I upgrade the graphics card??

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I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pcI also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc? In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP? Thanks.

A:Upgrade video graphics card and power supply for HP p7-1423w...

@ntvedt?, welcome to the forum.ntvedt wrote:I downloaded the online game Overwatch but it crashes on my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc. I want to upgrade the video graphics card and power supply but need to know if the following devices are compatible with my desktop pc. I want to upgrade to the NVIDIA GE Force   GTX 660 video graphics card.  Is this compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc  Yes, this video card should be compatible with your motherboard.  You can choose a manufacturer and contact their Tech Support for help with choosing the best card for your system.  I like EVGA.  Their Tech Support (1-888-881-3842) is very helpful. I also want to upgrade to a 520 Watt or 450 Watt power supply.   What brand and what is the highest wattage is compatible with my HP Pavilion p7-1423w desktop pc?  There is no actual maximum PSU that will work in your computer.  The computer will only use the amount of wattage that is required to run it properly.  The extra wattage is used during peak power needs.  I suggest that you buy a PSU with at least 500W.  I like Corsair products.  A modular PSU is good in smaller cases.  They allow you to use only the cables that are absolutely necessary.  This makes for better airflow.In other words, what is the latest version of a NVIDIA or AMD Radeon HD card highest Watt power supply can I upgrade to that is compatible with my HP?  See my... Read more

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Hello, I would like to upgrade this computer to a EVGA gtx 1060 sigle cooler,( 6.80" x 4.38") gpu.  I want to know if I can fit the card in my system. I am aware that I will need a new power supply due to the fact that a 180w psu will not cut it with this card. Can anyone suggest a power supply that will be sufficient enough to power the computer, coming with all the right cables?  

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i just wonder what is the diffenet between 4 gen intel processor or 7 intel processor chip?
which one do i use to upgrade the 4 gen processor or 7 gen the reason why i asking because it say 4 Gen processor chip can i use the 7 Gen processory chip or not on the H81 motherboard or something but so i need help.

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Hi there,

I restarted my Dell Inspiron 3847 and I noticed that it would not boot. The power button initially went white but then turns yellow and flashes in groups of 6.
Can anyone tell me what this means please ?
I have removed all USB connections, all drives except the boot drive, took out and re-sat the RAM
Been Googling without success :-(
Many thanks


A:Inspiron 3847 6 yellow flashes on power button - H E L P !

See the chart below. Are you connecting the external monitor to the onboard HDMI out port or the VGA out port? Or are you using an added video card?

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