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post #11 of 20
You bought a dell. Thats where you went wrong.

No offense... but upgrading a pre built computer is more expensive than building one yourself.

EDIT: Imma stop beating a dead horse...

The dell is bought. If it does have a 300 watt power supply, then you might need a new one. If you can open up your PC and tell us what make and model power supply you got, it would help.

Plus, please tell us the stats of the system in better detail.
Edited by MacNcheese - 10/19/11 at 8:23pm
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Check the links in my sig, and look around, Every thing you could ever need to know about building a system can be found on this site. You can start a thread, call it I have a budget of $xxx build me a system, and I am pretty sure you will get some good input.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilWrir View Post
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.
but dont you know? his middle name is danger
 
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post #14 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by SMK View Post
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...

That 3rd stick [2gb] cost 55.00, its probably 1333 9-9-9. You could get 8gb ddr3 1600 for 45.00.

Be weary of the Dell, The motherboard will not allow you to overclock...at all, and the power supply will be exactly the right size for the included hardware, ad-dons and upgrades will be limited.
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Yeah.... 5570 won't run on less than 400w so.... Kinda obvious when it comes down to trying to use a 6770 (if I read that correctly)
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post #16 of 20
Buying a Prebuilt Dell, planning to upgrade it and you are on a overclocking forum where if you made a thread asking for tips or help for building, would get about 5 answers within a minute with very accurate and helpful information...

    
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i suggest you build your own pc. your on ocn there are tons of threads on how to build one
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post #18 of 20
Your all being a little harsh. I owned several dell units and they have all performed fine.

My last Dell,a 8400 was excellent. I upgraded the video card to a 5770 and the psu to a 450w. Had to modify, read tin snip, the rear of my case and rig the psu to fit but it was fine.There cant be a worse feeling here then to post a question and have people tell you you F'ed up. He asked a power related and half the replies call him out.

OP, you can use the molex connectors. The upgrade chip idea, u may wanna rethink that and you really need to get a decent 550 psu.
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post #19 of 20
The man has a dell. Let’s try to focus on that and help with what he has. Sure we can say to build your own, but that isn't always the best answer for everyone. I've been upgrading older Dell systems at work, from older 775 Celeron systems on the 965 chipset, to some newer Celeron systems on a G41 chipset. But I'm getting E2140 CPUs for $20 used, and e6600 (for the P965 chipset) for $40. Getting the most out of an OEM can be just as rewarding as OCing your own custom system.

Anyways OP, I recommend upgrading the PSU to at least a 500w. Antec has a great deal on a solid 520W PSU for $50:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16817371030

As for the motherboard taking an x6 core, I would see if they offer an x6 core PC using the same board, and using CPU-Z to check the motherboards chipset.

As for the ram, your system will have 2 or 4 dimm slots. So try to get 2x4Gb and you will be good. Newegg had G.Skill 2x4Gb DDR3 1333 for $35 yesterday.

To answer your question, you would need a double molex to single 6 pin (PCI-E) adapter like this:


Edited by ericeod - 10/19/11 at 8:47pm
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Just a buy a new PSU!!
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