Dell XPS 8700 Upgrade Questions

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DanO64

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Hi I have a Dell XPS 8700 i7

I do a lot of Drafting and Design in 3D. This tends to slow down the CPU


My question is will these 3 Upgrades work for me ?

Thanks for your Help

Dan Welch
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Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" SATA III SSD (WDS100T1B0A)

Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 (ZT-P10510A-10L)

Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - Black

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I have a Dell XPS 8700 i7
My question is will these 3 Upgrades work for me ?
Western Digital WD Blue 1TB 2.5" SATA III SSD (WDS100T1B0A)
Zotac GeForce GTX 1050 Ti 4GB 128-bit GDDR5 (ZT-P10510A-10L)
Corsair Vengeance LPX 32GB (2x16GB) DDR4 DRAM 2666MHz (PC4-21300) C16 Memory Kit - Black
According to its support site, the Dell XPS 8700 desktop supports a maximum of 32 GB(8 GB X 4) of DDR3-1600 RAM.
DDR4-2666 speed and 16 GB capacity modules won't work in it.

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This is what's at its support site that I viewed yesterday.
I didn't see anything that shows it can use DDR4 or 16 GB modules.

DDR3 modules use 1.5 volts.
DDR3L modules can use 1.35 or 1.5 volts.
From what I can see at the Crucial site, either one can be used with it.

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And, for all we know at this point, he has the slowest Core i7 on the planet and 4GB of memory which is why I asked for his service tag number.
 

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DanO64:

Are you still with us?

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DanO64

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Hello:
I have been reading about the Upgrades you suggested
This is going to get expensive LOL
I am retired and on a set income so I might need to do this One at a Time
Besides the 3D work I also have a 3D Printer, so I bought the best CPU I knew of.
I am already needing a Higher Graphics Card
My work background was in CNC Programing and 3D Design
I don't know much about the internals of the Computer

*** Is that a Navy hat I see in the Picture ? I did my time on the USS Forestall CVA 59
I worked on the Flight Deck. I actually enjoyed the Navy ,, till my Ship Exploded over in Tonkin Gulf July 29, 1967


Thanks for any help

Dan Welch
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What's the exact "service tag" number and "express service code" number on your Dell XPS 8700?
Does it still have all of the original hardware that came in it?

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Ditto on Flavallee's question....
What is the service tag number and have you already upgraded anything?
 

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I am not understanding this post;
I do a lot of Drafting and Design in 3D. This tends to slow down the CPU
The upgrades you inquired about have no real impact on cpu speed. Some design programs use a lot of ram so you should have the max your system will support. In addition, the blue series drives from WD are low end. If you have to have a mech drive, go with a black series drive; dual motor supports and dual processors. Really a ssd would be a much better choice for upgrading the system drive. Once you use a system with a ssd, you will never want to go back to a mech hard disk system.
 
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We haven't gotten there yet. What software he is using and the kind of things he is doing will determine which hardware gets him the most bang for his buck; but we still need to know what he has now meaning the service tag number.
 

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We haven't gotten there yet. What software he is using and the kind of things he is doing will determine which hardware gets him the most bang for his buck; but we still need to know what he has now meaning the service tag number.
You are not understanding the post. I referenced his post as to cpu speed. The upgrades inquired about do not effect the speed of the cpu; so the post is not making much sense. The only things that are going to affect the speed of the cpu would be a replacement [faster] cpu OR overclocking which is not going to happen on a dell.
 

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If we can get a response to our request for the service tag/express service code numbers on that Dell, we should have a pretty good idea what hardware(processor, RAM, graphics, etc.) it has.

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Hi Again: Where do I get this Service Tag Number.? My System is Factory Stock with the Windows 10 upgrade/
Below is the Info from the Crucial Scan\\

Notes about your system:
Although the memory can be installed one module at a time, the best performance comes from using matched pairs of modules.

Your Dell XPS 8700
system specs as shipped

memory
  • Maximum Memory:32GB
  • Standard Memory:4GB removable
  • Slots:4 (2 banks of 2)
*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
2GB
4GB
2GB
4GB
what does this mean?

storage
  • Storage: SATA 3 - 6Gb/s
  • External drive bay: 2 x 5.25" and 1 x 3.5" Internal drive bay: 2 x 3.5"
  • 13%
    87% Free (921.19 GB Total Storage)
what does this mean?

Chipset
  • Chipset: Intel Z87
what does this mean?
installation guides
 
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The service tag number is on the paperwork, on a little sticker on the top or side of the PC itself, or can be found in the BIOS (F2 while the Dell logo is on the screen before it boots)
 
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