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Old 08-02-2011, 02:19 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy dell 8400 HELP PLEASE! :(

So i have this 7-year-old computer. It just got a massive virus and wiped the system clean. This actually helped me, i just got iRacing and that is the only thing on the computer except for java and stuff. So i can run iRacing, at an average of 30fps (horrible). I know nothing about this stuff so i asked a good friend who does, i have 2GB of RAM so he said all i should need is a new graphics card. So, with a price range of $100-$200 i went out and stupidly just bought one. i bought a GTX 460 for $150. After i did this i found out i needed 450psu, a dell 8400 has 350psu. So i looked up psu for a dell 8400 and found a Silencer 500w Dell. It puts out 500psu. Would this fix all my problems? The computer has plenty of room for the GTX 460 itself
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Welcome to the forum.

It should fix part of your problems... Youre also slow because of the cpu... As the videocard and cpu go hand n hand.

The 500W will be enough, but you need 2 pci-e connectors to power the card, which i just found it does.... So you should be fine.
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