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Old 01-16-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Default needing to upgrade psu

so im buying a hd5770. i have a dell but i been reading up bout stuff with the pins. so i dont know if i can upgrade psu or how to go about doing it.

heres my comp

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Dell+-+I...&skuId=1244405

i was needing a 450w psu. this is the psu thats in it right now

Bestec 300W ATX0300D5WB ATX-0300D5WB Rev X3 Dell Replacement Power Supply Part Number XW601 XW600 XW599
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:52 PM   #2
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Nice, I Assume by reading the windows is a 64 bit the computer is a 64 bit which you can have upto 16gb of ram. As for the PSU some people don't agree But I highly recommend at least 500w for a dual core.
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Old 01-16-2011, 08:54 PM   #3
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im upgrading cpu to q8400 core 2 quad. but whats this about 16gb ram??
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:04 PM   #4
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im upgrading cpu to q8400 core 2 quad. but whats this about 16gb ram??
windows 7 64-bit supports up to 16 gb of ram so if you wanted to you can add more ram to your system.

But the 4gb of ram that came with that computer is good enough.

But reading this bit "(4GB DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.)" Your motherboard only supports up to 8gb of ram
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:14 PM   #5
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windows 7 64-bit supports up to 16 gb of ram so if you wanted to you can add more ram to your system.

But the 4gb of ram that came with that computer is good enough.

But reading this bit "(4GB DDR3 SDRAM
For multitasking power, expandable to 8GB.)" Your motherboard only supports up to 8gb of ram

yeah ram is my problem right now. 4gb is enough i just want to know if i can upgrade psu or what
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:31 PM   #6
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like i said you will need at least 500w
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:32 PM   #7
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well like i said i was reading people with dell comps have different pin sets that aftermarket psu might not fit
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Old 01-16-2011, 10:06 PM   #8
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Just look for a 24 pin connector on a psu
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if you contact dell im not 100% sure but they mite have a online store or something that will let you buy parts for your system.
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