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I understand, but could I still do?
post #12 of 27
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safely?
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Originally Posted by TnB= Gir View Post
I wouldn't even try to turn it on with that measly psu to be honest.
375w @ 30amps is measly to you?
Don't bother to turn it on then, you wouldn't be able to see it anyway with a 15" screen.
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safely?
Yes
26amps for a 8800GT
Evga states 22amps for my GT.
post #15 of 27
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what does o'c cpu mean? and why can't I do it
post #16 of 27
In pure wattage terms, it won't be able to handle everything if overclocked. If you're leaving it stock then go for it.

And kpo keep your petty insults to yourself, I wasn't being rude to him in any way. Slick if you took that as me being rude, I apologize.
post #17 of 27
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it's alright I'm just trying to learn some stuff, but would the card stock be powerful enough to get Maximum potential of out most games. I used to have a 360 and was a heavy Gears of War player, I want to be able to get the same if not better experience with my PC. I want to keep this PSU if I can, what do you guys recommend would be the best bet for what I'm looking for (video card wise).
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As far as I cannot stand Dell and their proprietary hardware, their PSUs are actually very, very good. The reason a Dell can run more demanding hardware on a lower-rated PSU is not necessarily because they are underrated, it is more because other manufacturer's are over-rated.

You can only pull a recommended 75% load off of a standard ATX PSU, but I have seen Dells that are able to push a full 305w out of a 305w PSU, and pull the full 22 amps while being completely stable. I have a customer right now who upgraded the video card on his XPS to an Ultra and added an X-Fi Extreme Gamer to his rig without upgrading his 305w PSU. He just added a 6-pin jack to a couple of molex.

As for the rest of their stuff, meh.
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all around what do you guys recommend I do because I definitely need a new video card no doubt about that, and I really don't want to have to buy a new PSU because I feel that this one will be fine I'll have good air circulation and have Central Air in my home so this will keep it cool during hot weather I also keep the tower in a well circulated area.
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all around what do you guys recommend I do because I definitely need a new video card no doubt about that, and I really don't want to have to buy a new PSU because I feel that this one will be fine I'll have good air circulation and have Central Air in my home so this will keep it cool during hot weather I also keep the tower in a well circulated area.
To be totally honest, Dells are not really made for upgrading, except by Dell. I hate to turn you away from here, but you are better off going to the Dell forums. There are a lot of Dell enthusiasts that can better help you. In case you didn't notice, everybody here has a custom-built rig.
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