Question Wheezy Dell XPS 8500

jmdriskell

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I've got a wheezy Dell XPS 8500 running Win 10 with a it-3770 four core chip running @ 3.4 MHz and 8 Gb of Ram. The system is on a WD 1 Tb HDD with I have a aviation simulation on a Samsung 256 Gb SSD. The video card is an AMD Radeon HD 7500 with 1 Gb of on-board memory. I'm running the aviation simulation minimal addons and custom scenery but the system preformance results are very shaky to say the least.

I know its time to dump this machine, but I'd like to try to get another year or so out of it. I was wondering if I invested in a used GTX 750 Ti or similar card, might I see some improvement?

Thanks in advance,

Jim Driskell
 

punkncat

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I would verify that the machine will take the card, or what it will take. I have owned two different Dell XPS and both of them were locked to specific groupings of video cards.
 

Quarkzquarkz

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Don't dump the machine yet. Your bottleneck is the GPU. You might see some improvement from a 750Ti, but what's better is a 1070 . Those you can find used on craigslist for as low as 200 bucks now and they will extend your wheezy Dell for another year tops! Good luck!
 

jmdriskell

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Thanks for the previous information.

I see this morning that Newegg is offering a new Nvidia Geforce GTX 1650 for about $170. What about that card? I realize that the GTX 1070 is more powerful, but I'm thinking that the lower price for a new under warranty card might be what I need for my older machine until I can convince the powers that be that I need a completely new build. I'm also looking at a GTX 1060. It looks like a better deal that the GTX 1650. Any advice will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim Driskell
 
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