Alright, thanks. I already knew about the PSU issues though. I see a 650W PSU upgrade for $15, brand new.Your power supply is not strong enough for that card.
Dell specs indicate your power supply is 230 watts. The minimum recommended power supply for that card by the manufacturer is 350 watts with a minimum 12V current rating of 18A.
Yeah, I've heard about this. Any other PCI or PCI-e x1 cards you can recommend?Power supply issues aside, I'm not impressed with Sparkle's video cards. Reliability isn't so good, in my experience. Sapphire, XFX, MSI, PNY, and several other brands are all better bets.
Wanna bet?Can't be worse than what Dell already put in here.
It's made by ATX specifically for the Dell Dimension 3100/E310 and the 5100/E510a models.Wanna bet?
Although the Dell power supply is not strong enough for the card you want to use, Dell power supply's compared to other large OEM's power supply's are actually pretty good units.
I'll agree that all large OEM builders only use power supply's that are barely sufficient for the "as delivered" configuration, but there's no way I would put a $15 650 watt power supply in any machine.
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