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Positive it won't work. It'll work, but that PSU will fry itself VERY quickly. Your PSU has 11.6a on the 12v rail. The 9600GT requires 22a minimum.

You have 140w available to 12v (160w available to the 3.3 and 5). So 140w divided by 12v, equals 11.66a on the 12v rail. That is NOT enough to power a 9600GT.

However, again...the ATI HD4670 will run with ease on your system, and its as powerful as a 9600GT.

I not sure about that. As far as I can understand, Dell buys the cheapest minimum requirements for their pre-built systems. Taxing the PSU any more is just not recommended.
Worth a shot though. You can always get the power supply afterwards
 

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IT WILL WORK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My friend has been running a 8800gt OC on one since launch day (almost 1.5 years now)
with a x2 5000+ 2 hdds 2 pci cards to dvd burners, just fine. and the 8800gt uses more electricity (and its a OC model too)
so i guarantee it will work. It was a 305w e521

Wow seriously? So much for considering a new Corsair...

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ok then looks like its time for a psu upgrade... ima take out current psu just bring it to Frys the store and ask employees which one will fit in my dell case lol.

Yea, I hear that some Dell psu's have a non-standard size. My friend's Vostro luckily had the typical ATX12V
 

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That's funny because my sig rig just killed an Apevia PSU that was MUCH more powerful than the 300w Dell that the OP linked. I had 23a on the 12v rail on my Apevia.....and it just died from being overloaded.

Ouch, sorry to hear that. Hope it didn't take anything down with it.

Sooo, what's the final word on making the stock PSU work? I'd say upgrade just for under/over voltage protection, PFC, and 80% certification.
 

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so are you saying a 380 psu can run a 9600gt or 9800gt?

http://www.pacificgeek.com/productim...N-531-1C-3.jpg thats inside of my case so that psu is about biggest that can fit

It'd be awesome if I could just eyeball it but I can't

Google says it'll fit but you know how the internet is
 
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