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    Upgrading Dell Dimension 9200 Graphics Card

    Hi,
    I have just ordered a ScanFX Nvidia 8800 GTX for my Dimension 9200. Now on the Dell forum there were doubts if the PSU could handle however as Dell now supply the card with it it clearly can. My problem arises due to there only being one PCI-E 6-pin adapter on the motherboard, and the GTX needing 2. I found many 2 molex to 6-pin adapters however there is another problem, there is only 1 molex connector in the system. I found little help from Dell support or the forums and thought I would call in the experts for advice on how I can power this card in this system.
    Your help will be much appreciated,
    Louis Hill

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    It will be down to the supply you have running in your system. You will need around a 500 Watt with 12 amps on the rails to power the 88 series cards, this will also give you more molex connectors. Guessing that what is in there at the min will be a bog standard basic supply possibly around the 400 Watt mark.

    Is the PCIE on the board a 16 speed slot? 16 speed PCIE is bigger than the older PCIE slots. If the board doesn't have a 16 speed slot you won't be able to put an 88 series card in there unless you get a new board which could also give problems with the way Dell build their PC's.

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    It can defiantly run in the system as Dell now sell it with the 8800 GTX. I think they use a splitter on the 6-pin power cable but I can not find 1 anywhere.

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    • Ferral's system
      • Motherboard:
      • ASUS Z97-P
      • CPU:
      • Intel i7 4790K Haswell
      • Memory:
      • 8Gb Corsair XMS3 DDR3 1600 Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 120Gb Kingston SSD & 1.5 Tb Western Digital
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire Radeon R9 380 Nitro 4Gb
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      • 20MB Sky Fibre
    What you have to bare in mind is that the system they are putting it in now may be a different revision of the Dimension 9200 to what you have.

    Have you tried Scan, Dabs and other online retailers for a lead? You could also possibly try mailing Nvidia support.

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    Re: Upgrading Dell Dimension 9200 Graphics Card

    outletpc.com/c8229.html#axzz1VbcFUVyc

    meant specifcally for dells with no 6 pin

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