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Ok, i have a dell inspiron 580 i just got for christmas, and im looking to upgrade the video card. I'm first going to upgrade to a 500w psu so i can use a gtx 460 768mb, but will there be any issues with the dell motherboard? just wondering, because i heard of the whole "dell using proprietary parts" deal but i just stumbled across this. My main concern is the motherboard. thanks in advance smile.gif

http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/54498-2-dell-inspiron
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post #2 of 38
the motherboard doesn't allow for overclocking, but it will handle the video card fine.

I would recommend getting a hd6850 instead though.
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post #3 of 38
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Originally Posted by maxhudson;12202537 
the motherboard doesn't allow for overclocking, but it will handle the video card fine.

I would recommend getting a hd6850 instead though.

ok thank you but i was looking at a good deal for that card because i also have to buy a psu so i dont want to spend too much money frown.gif and why cant it overclock? and does that mean it wont work with a factory overclocked card such as the msi gtx 460 768mb twin frozr?
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post #4 of 38
Dell computers cannot overclock because you cant access the option in the BIOS
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It should work with any PCIe video card, and also make sure you get a good power supply not one of those $20 dollar 850w PSUs.
    
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i understand, i was looking at this psu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817371035 or this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817341039 and i would use msi afterburner to overclock more
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post #7 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BakingSoda;12202599 
It should work with any PCIe video card, and also make sure you get a good power supply not one of those $20 dollar 850w PSUs.

so do you have a dell? i was looking at your rig, what model?
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Please don't tell me that's a C2D/"Pentium Dual Core" machine.
Any chance of returning it ? tongue.gif
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post #9 of 38
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Quote:
Originally Posted by beers;12202626 
Please don't tell me that's a C2D/"Pentium Dual Core" machine.
Any chance of returning it ? tongue.gif

its the inspiron 580, it has 6 gb ram, 1tb HD, i5 650, and ati radeon hd 5450 1gb (which is what i want to upgrade, i was telling my dad that i can turn this computer into a nice gaming one if i just replace that and psu)
Edited by twinklezz - 1/30/11 at 5:07pm
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post #10 of 38
It's crazy how they are selling old dual core pc's(dell)when you can get i3 dells for just about the same money.
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