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AMD Radeonâ„¢ HD 6770 Graphics Card to a Inspiron 570. It is perfect cause I am putting the X6 processor with 3.1GHz Clock and the 6GB DDR3 memory. How do I install the card to its power block?
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I assume your asking how to hook power to the gpu. the card will come with 4pin molex to 6 pin pci-e power plug adapter use those unless iam guessing wrong.
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hmm, i think you'll come short on the 300w PSU. What other specs specifically does this dell come with?
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The 5770/6770 requires one 6-pin PCI-E molex connector. The PSU for the particular Dell is rated for 300W and may or may not have such a connector. If it doesn't, you'll need to use the included 4-pin to 6-pin cable or just get a new power supply. Though I would recommend getting a more robust PSU anyway since 300W for a X6 Thuban and a discrete GPU is somewhat pushing it.

Also, GUI = graphical user interface. GPU = graphics processing unit = video card. And the correct term is power supply, not power block.
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Do yourself a Huge favor and build your own PC. Your on a forum that can walk you through everything from A to Z all you gotta do is a little research.
But when everything is said and built you will have a Much better quality PC for less money, and you will know about Every part in your PC in case it has problems down the road versus shipping it off to dell for a few weeks.
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Use the Molex Adapter that comes with the card.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Quesenek View Post
Do yourself a Huge favor and build your own PC. Your on a forum that can walk you through everything from A to Z all you gotta do is a little research.
But when everything is said and built you will have a Much better quality PC for less money, and you will know about Every part in your PC in case it has problems down the road versus shipping it off to dell for a few weeks.
And dont forget the part where you void the crap out of the warranty by installing other parts.
I would NEVER put a 6 core processor on an OEM motherboard that is probably not rated for one. The number of things that could go wrong is staggering.
VRM failure, BIOS incompatability, etc.

Build your own, or buy a better pre-built.
Because what you want to do is both dangerous(for the computer) and is arguably a waste of money.
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post #8 of 20
Don't Dell PSUs have a proprietary pinout anyways...?

Wait nevermind, those are just on the older models.


On topic:
If you are planning to do a CPU upgrade...well I just wouldn't do it in the first place, because of what is mentioned above ^. For a new GPU you might want to consider getting a better power supply...depending on the power draw of that particular card (because I don't know) you could use the stock PSU but you'll have to use the molex adapters that come with your card. As far as I know the Dell PSUs won't even have a 6-pin PCIe adapter.
Edited by kiwiasian - 10/19/11 at 8:22pm
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The 570 has 4 dimms, with 6gb = ??? three sticks?

Just build your own pc dude. Dont waste your time with a Dell prebuilt. And please dont show up asking why your Dell wont turn on next week...
    
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post #10 of 20
why are you not building a PC? you can build one for a better price and better performance. Buying from a manufacturer such as dell, hp, etc is a waste.
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