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Hi,

I have a Dell Precision T7400 workstation PC with 2 quad core xeon CPUs, 8GB RAM etc. I want to play games on it and was thinking of putting a better GPU in it to do so. I know this is the wrong type of system for such things but I was given the PC for free.
Does anyone know if I could go and purchase a GTX 670 (for example) and use it or am I limited by the mobo?

Any help is greatly appreciated,

Thanks for your time,

Jim smile.gif

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post #2 of 7
You are going to be limited more by the PSU than by the mobo I think. I'm pretty sure that dell you mention has PCI-e slots, which is what all newer graphics cards need. I'm not sure what type of PSU comes in those Dells but its probably some 300-350ish watt deal.
post #3 of 7
If the pictures I was able to find are correct, it looks like the board has some pci-e slots on it. I don't see why it wouldn't work
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Thank you for your help smile.gif

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post #5 of 7
Also depends on the dimensions of the case. The PSU that comes with it is well more than enough (980 watts, I looked it up)

http://www.dell.com/us/dfb/p/precision-t7400/pd

Yes it has the proper slots
Edited by JTHMfreak - 9/14/12 at 1:54pm
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Some sites say it comes with a 1000w PSU, not sure what the specs are but if you could upload a picture of the side of the PSU, we could see what gpu would be best smile.gif
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post #7 of 7
Basically 3 things to keep into consideration:
- Will my Power Supply be enough to power the card? Does it have the proper pins?
- Is the case large enough to fit the card?
- Does the motherboard have the socket? (PCI-E 3.0 and PCI-E 2.0/1 is backwards compatible)
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