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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rocparis, Nov 19, 2019.

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  1. rocparis

    rocparis Thread Starter

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    ... I have a Alienware Aurora R4 computer running windows 7 ... the current video card is a GeForce GTX 660 ... I think it may be a 6 pin connection ... I was thinking of replacing it with a newer card ... I was wondering if the
    ZOTAC Gaming GeForce RTX 2060 AMP 6GB GDDR6 192-bit Gaming Graphics Card, Super Compact, IceStorm 2.0, ZT-T20600D-10M
    I think this needs an 8 pin connection
    would fit in the Aurora R4 tower.
    thanks
     
  2. rocparis

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    ... it has a Intel Core i7-3820 (Quad Core, 10MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.1GHz with 8 gigs of RAM ... It has a 800 watt + ... power supply if I remember correctly (if that's possible ... sorry not very tech savvy)
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Does that system have a uefi or legacy bios?
     
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    Yes....with no problems. You should be able to go with a full size GPU as well. I would recommend EVGA as a brand as they use better quality hardware.
     
  5. crjdriver

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    If that system has a legacy bios, there is a VERY good chance the card will not work. Some cards include a legacy switch however that really is hit and miss.
     
  6. rocparis

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    not sure ... when I run ... msinfo32 ... and check the system summary this is all I see ..................... SMBIOS Version 2.7
     
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    ... ok .... I will check it out and thanks .... appreciate the help
     
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    not sure ... when I run ... msinfo32 ... and check the system summary this is all I see ..................... SMBIOS Version 2.7
     
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    would the ...
    EVGA GeForce RTX 2060 XC Ultra Black Gaming, 06G-P4-2163-KR, 6GB GDDR6, Dual HDB Fans
    ... work with the CPU I currently have ....................... Intel Core i7-3820 (Quad Core, 10MB Cache) Overclocked up to 4.1GHz
     
  10. crjdriver

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    It is pretty simple to tell; which pic looks like your bios? A uefi type bios can be run in legacy mode however if you have a uefi, then you should be able to use the card. If not, I would not purchase any card newer than a 7xx series.
     

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    It looks like the second pic .... (with the blue screen) ... I guess it's a no go then .... Well I thank you for the info .... that was a great help
     
  12. crjdriver

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    You can try and find a card that includes a legacy switch OR sometimes the motherboard mfg will have a bios update that will allow the card to run. If you had an asus, gigabyte, etc motherboard, you would have a better chance. Dell has no vested interest in you upgrading your system; they would much rather sell you a new system.
    You can do more research however [if it were me] I would not take the chance. A 2060 or 2070 card is pretty expensive and you may end up with it not working.
     
  13. rocparis

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    True ... I will check out a few things ... but I think you are right .... probably time to update to a new computer ... thanks for the help.
     
  14. crjdriver

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    IMO much better to build a system than to purchase an alienware.
     
  15. rocparis

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    Yes ... you're right !!!
     
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