[SOLVED] I can't decide on what graphics card is compatible with my motherboard

Feb 8, 2022
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I am a total newbie to this and I am needing some help with my graphics card, here are my motherboard specs

dell inc. 0x231R A00
 

Wolfshadw

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Looks like it's a mid-tower, so it can handle a full height graphics card.
Looks like it only has a 350 watt power supply.
I cannot find a definitive answer as to whether or not you can replace that with a standard ATX power supply.
There is a 450 watt Dell Power Supply for your computer.

Does your computer currently have a discrete graphics card installed in the motherboard expansion slot?

-Wolf sends

Edit:
Dell Studio XPS 8000 - Specs Sheet
 

Wolfshadw

Titan
Moderator
Looks like it's a mid-tower, so it can handle a full height graphics card.
Looks like it only has a 350 watt power supply.
I cannot find a definitive answer as to whether or not you can replace that with a standard ATX power supply.
There is a 450 watt Dell Power Supply for your computer.

Does your computer currently have a discrete graphics card installed in the motherboard expansion slot?

-Wolf sends

Edit:
Dell Studio XPS 8000 - Specs Sheet
 

DSzymborski

Titan
Moderator
Honestly, it doesn't look like there's much of an upgrade path. You're already pushing the limits with PSU with this GPU and if CPU/motherboard are as old as this GPU, it's going to bottleneck anything much better than a 760.

If this PC is a nearly decade-old PC with no real incremental upgrades over that decade, it's really too late to start; meaningful upgrades would basically involve upgrading everything.
 

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