• Now's your chance to speak with MSI directly! Join our AMA and get entered to win a RTX 2060 GPU, plus more! Ask your questions here.

    Catch the next Tom's Hardware livestream on May 28 at 2PM Eastern: Catch the show here!

    Need Hardware Help? Include the Info Requested Here.
  • Join our Best PC Builds competition and get on the Tom's Hardware home page. Check it out here.

[SOLVED] Can i upgrade my dell optiplex 790 DT with a 1050ti?

Mar 11, 2020
7
0
10
0
I have a Dell Optiplex 790 DT (https://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/optix/en/optiplex-790-tech-guide.pdf), with a 250W power supply and a max wattage on PCIex of 35W.

I want to upgrade it with a GIGABYTE GTX 1050 Ti (https://www.techpowerup.com/gpu-specs/gigabyte-gtx-1050-ti.b3912).

Im not buying anything, i already have the 1050ti and my Opti790 is running with one GT 730 (https://www.zotac.com/us/product/graphics_card/gt-730-zone-edition#spec).

I already saw a few people claiming they have the opti790+1050ti and it work fine.

Should i switch cards?

Is there any risks of damaging my card with less power than requires?

Sorry for my bad english and thanks for your time!
 
Those have a 95W CPU limit so the 75W GPU should be OK with 250W PSU. The DT's don't have room for a lot of other stuff to power.
I suggest 12GB RAM for a 4GB GPU.
I would say the MB would be the part at risk, and for $30 you could have a spare.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OI6LJOI?tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
The 35W limit has been ignored by many users, on many Dell systems. But the risk is always your own. I've never heard of it being an issue FWIW.
The real problem is you need a low profile video card for a desktop computer. So you have some more shopping to do.
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=geforce+gtx+1050+ti+low+profile
 
Those have a 95W CPU limit so the 75W GPU should be OK with 250W PSU. The DT's don't have room for a lot of other stuff to power.
I suggest 12GB RAM for a 4GB GPU.
I would say the MB would be the part at risk, and for $30 you could have a spare.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OI6LJOI?tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
The 35W limit has been ignored by many users, on many Dell systems. But the risk is always your own. I've never heard of it being an issue FWIW.
The real problem is you need a low profile video card for a desktop computer. So you have some more shopping to do.
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=geforce+gtx+1050+ti+low+profile
 
Mar 11, 2020
7
0
10
0
Those have a 95W CPU limit so the 75W GPU should be OK with 250W PSU. The DT's don't have room for a lot of other stuff to power.
I suggest 12GB RAM for a 4GB GPU.
I would say the MB would be the part at risk, and for $30 you could have a spare.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OI6LJOI?tag=duckduckgo-d-20&linkCode=osi&th=1&psc=1
The 35W limit has been ignored by many users, on many Dell systems. But the risk is always your own. I've never heard of it being an issue FWIW.
The real problem is you need a low profile video card for a desktop computer. So you have some more shopping to do.
https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=geforce+gtx+1050+ti+low+profile
Thank you so much for the advice, i'll switch the cards and post the benchmark here after!
 

ASK THE COMMUNITY

TRENDING THREADS