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Old 04-07-2009, 06:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default PSU Wont support new video card...

im pressed for time
my PSU is only 300 watts and it doesnt have a 6pin connector or something like that..

im using a dell inspiron 518 and im trying to upgrade my 3450 to an XFX 9800GT.. is it possible to use this video card? it demands a 400w minimum
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I think your going to need to upgrade the PS I would link one but can't copy and paste on the Iphone but I'm sure someone will give you a good sugestion on what would be a good PS

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Old 04-07-2009, 09:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I was thinking about this one but

WILL THIS WORK ON MY DELL INSPIRON 518


Its bolded because dell sucks

I cannot buy online.


Thermaltake PurePower 430-Watt Power Supply - ATX, Dual 80mm Fan, 2024-Pin, SATA Ready, PCI-E Ready W0070RUC in Canada at TigerDirect.ca


Its cheap, half decent, it will support the card, so why not?


PS: My next question is; WILL THIS WORK WITH MY INTEL DUAL CPU @ 2.2GHZ ITS AN E2200!
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Before you go buying anything make sure you can use an aftermarket psu

Dell usually have a different pin lay out for psu's and you don't want to risk frying parts
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You will have to OPEN your Dell and look at the connection. Each system is different. I was able to use a aftermarket PSU in my Dimension 8400 but that is not very common. It used just a generic 24 Pin connector. So i could use any PSU.

YOU MUST CHECK THIS. WE CANT ANSWER THAT FOR YOU.

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Im sure you can check online whether or not your PSU is propiretary (sp?) Anyways.

I know for sure PC power and cooling make dell compatible PSU's.
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Im sure you can check online whether or not your PSU is propiretary (sp?) Anyways.

I know for sure PC power and cooling make dell compatible PSU's.
yes, they do I have one in a box in my closet. It's 500watts. I'd be willing to part with it for say, "$50 USD +Shipping"
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when I open it up what exactly am I looking for though :S i dont know anything about PSUs or connections and what not
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replace dell inspiron 518 power supply - Google Search
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Yeah but the problem hef is that I cant buy online and there are no stores near me that sell that power supply
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