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Solved: Dimension E510 video card

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tidus198, Oct 3, 2008.

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  1. tidus198

    tidus198 Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2008
    Hi guys,

    I wanted to upgrade my stock 256 MB ATI video card to something that will work better. I was looking at the 8600 and 8800 line of video cards.

    I noticed that my Dell Dimension E510 has only 305 PSU in it. So this limits my choice on cards unless i wanted to upgrade that. I was looking at these 2 8600 :

    I was wondering if i could even use those cards with my stock PSU

    Then i considered upgrading my PSU with this http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148027
    Thats 500 watt PSU, i could even buy a 400 one for 10 bucks on newegg (love newegg).

    I was wondering if you guys could help me with this. My first question was if i could use the 8600 without upgrading my PSU (this would be my first choice), 2nd question was if not, should i upgrade my PSU and just buy an 8800 or 8600.

    The problem with 8800 is also the space required in my PC. I read the dimension E510 has only PCI express x 16 slot, so i can only fit 8800 GT into the slot, but does my PC even have enough space without modifying it?

    Greatly appreciate any help ;)

    (BTW my comp is a Dell Dimension E510) I also use windows XP right now, If need be i can always upgrade to vista if the drivers for the video cards wont work for XP)
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  3. tidus198

    tidus198 Thread Starter

    Oct 3, 2008
    Thank you very much for the reply and answer =D
    I will buy the the first PSU unit that you linked in your post along with an 8600, i don't want to spend too much and i'm not a hardcore gamer so 8800 is not really needed for me right now ;)
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