Wanting to upgrade my GX620....need a little help 11 replies

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RotNRol

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#1 12 years ago

Hi......my pops just bought a GX620 2.8ghz mini-tower for $300 on ebay and im wanting to get rid of the X600 pci-express card that was in it and upgrade with a XFX GeForce 7950 GT 512MB DDR3 HDCP ExTreme (PV-T71J-YPE7)((( http://www.xfxforce.com/web/product/listConfigurationDetails.jspa?productConfigurationId=677233 ))). I am also going to upgrade the ram to 2gigs....i already have 1gig of ddr2 pc 4200 533mhz. I dont know much about power supplies and was wondering what kind i am going to need to power the 7950 and new ram. I figured it probably needs around a 350w to 400w psu. The gx620 came with a stock 305w psu. Some help would be appreciated... GX260 2.8ghz celeron d processor 1gig pc4200 533mhz 80gig harddrive 256meg ati x600




RotNRol

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#2 12 years ago

the computer is a GX620.......i accidentallly typed gx260 under my computer specs




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#3 12 years ago

Youre right to plan on getting a PSU, just be sure to check all these components are going to fit inside the case. 620 are very small with not much room inside, and a 7950 is a whopper card that may not fit.

It is a shame that the celeron isnt the best performaer in the world, but have fun with your new pc.




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#4 12 years ago

If you're replacing the memory and video card you may as well go the whole way and go buy a decent CPU as an upgrade. Celerons are shit for anything other than light office work and the occasional DVD.

You certainly won't see the full potential of that 7950 or the extra RAM until you get at least a P4.




RotNRol

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#5 12 years ago

Would somebody recommend me a good power supply(one that wont fry my system...he he) for my GX620 thats around 350w and above.....thx




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#6 12 years ago
RotNRol;3350607Would somebody recommend me a good power supply(one that wont fry my system...he he) for my GX620 thats around 350w and above.....thx

Do some research first, alot of newer dells use propreitary power supplys and motherboards, as in you can only use a dell mobo with a dell PSU. I'm not sure what (or if all) models are like this. There is a adaptor available to hook up a standard ATX power supply to a dell mobo, and i think a company by the name of PC Power & Cooling has power supplies that are made for dells.




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I found out that Dell doesnt carry any higer wattage psu's for the GX620. I couldn't find a GX620 psu at PC Power & Cooling either. I guess im gonna have to look into a converter or maybe try to find a psu with the same wiring.....im not sure what to do.




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#8 12 years ago

http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/windows/t-29649-Help-with-my-power-supply.html people seem to be having the same problem as i am.




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#9 12 years ago

Sounds like you need one of these. http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16812201001

Or you could just buy a 24-pin PSU, instead of 20-pin...




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#10 12 years ago
Bs|ArchaonOr you could just buy a 24-pin PSU, instead of 20-pin...

That might not solve his problem. In Dells propreitary PSU's the wiring going into the plug itself is not standard ATX, they change the wires around so they only match dell motherboards.

Have you found out if your Dell does have a propreitary PSU? There are alot of places that all say different things about what dells have them and what don't.

The stock PSU should be fine with the new RAM for now.




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